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St Christopher's Churchof England Primary School


Positivity, Respect, Independence, Determination, Equality in our distinctly Christian environment

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St Christopher's Churchof England Primary School


Positivity, Respect, Independence, Determination, Equality in our distinctly Christian environment


Welcome to Cygnets!

                                                              Cygnets 2019/2020

Here are some activities the children in Cygnets enjoy doing

Autumn 1 Topic - Knowing me, Knowing you


Our first topic this year was 'Knowing Me, Knowing You'. The children had the chance to learn about themselves and talk about those people that are special to them. The children really enjoyed sharing photographs of people that were special to them and talking about where some of the pictures were taken.

As part of the topic we also learnt about the 'People that Help us', learning about different occupations such as police officers, fire fighters, paramedics, doctors. We were also very fortunate to have a visit from Diane, a Pioneer Mission Enabler from St Christopher's Church, Red Lodge. She talked to the children about the job she does for the church and how she helps people and the community of Red Lodge. The children really enjoyed her visit and look forward to seeing her again in collective worship and other special times.
In this term we also celebrated Harvest. We made Scarecrow hats and learnt the song 'I'm a Dingle Dangle Scarecrow'. The children really enjoyed performing to the rest of the school in our Harvest assembly.

Autumn 2 Topic - 'Let's Celebrate'


Our topic for Autumn 2 is 'Let's Celebrate'. We are going to look to answer the question 'Do people from around the world celebrate in the same way?'. The children will start their topic learning about Diwali, the 'Festival of Light'. Visit again soon to see some of the fantastic work they do.

Talk for Writing


In Autumn 1 term the children have been introduced to 'Talk for Writing'. After hearing lots of different nursery rhymes, some familiar some new, the children started to learn a story based on the nursery rhyme 'Humpty Dumpty'. The children used actions and a text map to help them to learn and perform the story. The children were amazed and very proud that they were able to learn the story and retell it. Well done Cygnets!

Text map for Humpty Dumpty

Spring 2: The Deep Blue Sea


Discovering more about our world, the children have explored different sea creatures, tidal pools alongside different objects such as coins and also learnt about some fish that are magnetic. Practicing their literacy, they wrote a message in a bottle for the rainbow fish which they imagined would sail across the one of the five oceans of the world. They learnt about these five different oceans of the world on a treasure map and where they where on a compass north, south, east or West.

World Book Day

As part of World Book Day the children dressed up as their favourite poem or book character. We enjoyed listening to some of our teachers favorite poems. We then worked together to identify all the rhyming words in the treasure.

British Values

Throughout the year Cygnets will learn about British Values. During the autumn we have learnt that every one of us is special, different and individual and that we should always respect one another. We have also discussed why we have rules both in and outside of school and how we can use them to help us make sensible decisions.



In phonics, the children are learning the phase 2 phonemes (sounds) for the first time. Matching the sounds and associated actions to the different letter shapes. The children have also started blending the sounds to read words and verbally segmenting words to work what sounds are in words in preparation to start writing. Look in the useful links below for phonics websites that you can use at home.

Useful Links


Please find below some useful websites that you can use to help support your child at home. As we progress through the year we will add more sites that relate to the current learning.

Articulation of Phonemes

A useful video clip showing the correct 'pure' pronounciation of phonemes (units of sound).