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Queen Emma's Primary School

Key Stage 1 - Blencathra, Ben Hope and Scafell Pike

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The classes in Key Stage One are: 

  • Blencathra - Miss Riach 
  • Ben Hope - Miss Dixon
  • Scafell Pike - Mr Crouch


The learning support assistants in Key Stage One are Mr Olive, Mrs Campbell, Mrs Scott and Mrs Latimer.


Term 3: Street Detectives


Grab a magnifying glass, put on your deerstalker and change your name to Sherlock because we’re going to become street detectives!

This half term, we’ll follow a route around our local streets and take pictures of the buildings, businesses and plants we can see. Talking to residents about the area will help us understand how the local community could be improved. We’ll learn nursery rhymes, write poetry and create persuasive adverts. Looking at photographs will help us to spot any similarities and differences between the houses and shops of today and the past. We’ll find out about the history of our school and talk to former pupils about their experiences. We’ll also study and draw maps, create a model of a local building, draw portraits of the people we have met and look at the work of urban artists.

At the end of our project, we’ll design posters to advertise a ‘Big spring clean’ around school before cleaning and tidying the school grounds.


Topic Focus



Recounts, captions, instructions, adverts, diary writing


Changes within living memory, significant people, places and events in the local area

Art & Design

Famous local artists, portraits, views from the local area


Photo stories, algorithms


Selecting tools and materials, baking, sign making, designing buildings


Fieldwork in the local area, human and physical features, using and making maps with keys, looking at aerial images


Multiplication and division, measurement, statistics (graphs)


Gymnastics and Fundamental Skills


Belonging to a community, improving the local area


Identifying and comparing everyday materials, identifying plants in the local area


Become street detectives and explore your local community. Why not visit a local museum to see what the local area was like in days gone by? You could also look up at the roofs of local buildings to spot interesting carvings and chimney shapes. Alternatively, read the book A Street Through Time by Steve Noon together to see how one street has changed over thousands of years.


Home Learning 

We hope that you will be able to hear or read to your child for at least 10 minutes a day.  Please record any comments in the Home Reading Record.  With this newsletter, you should have received a homework choice grid and bingo game, please do as many of these as you can and bring them to school to share with your class. We will be having weekly Big Write sessions in class, children we have a weekly Big Talk homework to help them prepare for their Big Write session.

Big Talk will be given to children on Thursday in order for them to talk about their Big Write the following day.

We will have weekly My Maths homework (www.mymaths.co.uk).



PE – Scafell Pike


Ben Hope

Tuesday – Indoor

Wednesday - Outdoor


Monday – Indoor

Wednesday - Outdoor


Monday – Indoor

Friday - Outdoor


Please make sure that your child’s PE kit is in school on these days. If you can put your child’s name in each item of clothing it will help minimise lost property.


Please keep an eye on the school newsletters, especially the ‘Dates for the Diary’ section for events this term.


If there is anything that you wish to discuss, please come and speak to your child’s teacher and then we can either discuss it immediately or arrange a mutually suitably time.

The day Blencathra made their own towns!

Blencathra love baking!

Blencathra's local walk 11/01/18

Blencathra's cheeky elf has been very mischievous!

ICT & Beebots

Great Fire of London Houses 17.11.17

Innovate Challenge - Carnival 13.10.17

Maths - Adding 2 two-digit numbers 10.10.17

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