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Toucans Yr 1/2

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A huge welcome to all of our Toucan parents! This term we are focusing on developing our independence within our lessons whilst continuing to build our love of learning. Our curriculum guides below gives you more information on what the children will be learning about over the year ahead.

As the term progresses, the children's learning will be added below for you to enjoy and discuss with your children at home...

Marvellous Maths!

Some fantastic collaborative work solving problems in Maths.   

Pancake Day

In RE, we found out what Lent means to Christians and how this is linked to Pancake Day. We thought about what we would find tricky to give up. 

In English, we wrote instructions on how to make pancakes then we tried some with different toppings.

In Maths, we voted for which was our favourite pancake topping then we recorded the results in a tally chart and in a bar chart.   

Chinese New Year

We found out how Chinese New Year is celebrate and that each year is named after an animal. 2023 is the year of the rabbit so we made our own bouncy rabbits.

We also tried some foods that might be enjoyed at Chinese New Year; noodles for longevity and oranges for good luck. 


Rights Rangers

Our Rights Rangers did a fantastic job of taking the whole class for a lesson on the importance of play. 

Monster Puppets

In DT, we made our own monster hand puppets to link with the work we had done on the book Monstersaurus. 

Diwali Day

We had lots of fun during our Diwali day!

We shared the story of Rama and Sita to find out why Diwali is celebrated and found out how some of our friends celebrate it. We made our own rangoli and mehendi patterns; decorated the classroom with paper lanterns and paper plate diya lamps; learnt a Diwali dance; and tried some coconut Diwali sweets and mango lassi.

Belonging to Toucans

We each made our own toucan to add to the class charter we have created together.

Some of our memories from last year...

Pirates at Wymondley


Linked to our Geography topic on Great Britain, we had fun recreating scenes and buildings from London.

Gingerbread Men Seen in Toucans Classroom!

The children had a real shock when they arrived on what they thought was a regular Monday morning, only to find that gingerbread men had been spotted in their classroom on the CCTV cameras over the weekend! Click here to see the video footage for yourself! The mystery deepened further when notes started appearing around the school with clues for the children to follow...

Christmas Maths

We had lots of fun working in groups to make our own Christmas trees of different sizes. 

Whipsnade Zoo

To bring to life our topic on animals we visited Whipsnade Zoo where we got to see a range of birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians and insects. We found out about their diets, what climate they each originally come from and what they like to do. We also had time for some fun in the zoo play area!

Wymondley Woods

We all had a fantastic time when we visited Wymondley Woods for the day! 

We had time to reconnect with friends, work together to build dens and play games, and even had a campfire with toasted marshmallows.

To see all the photos from our day please visit the Forest School page.

Maths Investigating

In Maths, we worked in pairs to investigate how many different arrays we could build using 20 cubes.

The Great Fire of London

Our main topic for this half term is The Great fire of London. To start off our topic we created our own collage of a fiery building, these will be put together to form a scene of the fiery streets of London.

We worked in pairs to make our own Tudor style houses similar to those destroyed in the Great Fire of London. We used cardboard boxes, black paper, straw and glue.

Earth Day

For Earth Day, we thought about what we could do to help our planet and we came up with three promises. 

We promised to help the wildlife in our school. So in our outdoor area, we planted some flowers that bees and butterflies like and made a log pile home for minibeasts.

We promised to turn off the lights and whiteboard when we don’t need them. So we made posters to remind us.


We promised to recycle more things. So we made flowers using things that would have normally been thrown away.