Stebon Primary School

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Learning is very good at Stebon because expectations are high and the teachers give us confidence. Imtiaz
As a child at Stebon, I am happy to be here as I have good
friends. Emad
There are lots of activities that are really fun like tournaments in the summer. Sadia
You can do excellent things in art and do loads of projects and experiments. Shahriyar
This school is a safe, happy and friendly place to be. Jannah
I think the atmosphere is cheerful because learning is
fun! Fahim
I would say that teaching is of a high standard. Abidah
Everybody respects each other. We have an anti-bullying policy and playground buddies who help you find friends. Zainab
It is a wonderful place to be where everyone is treated the same. Muhibur
Playtimes are the best because we have lots of games to play with. Sadiya

Y1

Year 1 ~ Ade Adepitan class, Jessica Ennis class & Margot Fonteyn class
Bodily Kinaesthetic Intelligence

Ade Adepitan  Jessica Ennis Margot Fonteyn

Year 1’s class names are inspired by 3 people who have shown great bodily intelligence; two world class Olympian and Paralympian Gold medal winners, and one of the world's most famous ballet dancers.

Ade Adepitan is a Gold Medal-winning wheelchair basketball player & one of the UK’s best-known Paralympians. He contracted polio as a child but did not let this get in the way of becoming a champion. He’s also a local lad – he grew up only a couple of miles away in Plaistow.

Jessica Ennis is a heptathlon champion whose most famous victory was in the Olympic Games in London 2012. She has several gold medals despite having only been introduced to athletics aged 10!

Margot Fonteyn is a ballet dancer who is widely regarded as one of the greatest classical ballet dancers of all time. Margot started dancing at the age of 4 and she moved to London when she was 14 to pursue her career in ballet.

All our Year 1 athletes show that no matter what your circumstances or your background, you can achieve anything you want if you are determined enough and aim high.

Autumn term – Once Upon a time...

We kick the new year off with a topic all about our favourite things – stories! Our classroom becomes a magical realm where just about anything can happen. We are limited only by our imaginations. We listen to & retell stories of long long ago; tales of kings & queens, of knights & princesses, of castles & dragons. We write our own amazing stories & perform them for the rest of the school.

There’s loads of dressing up stuff in the ‘castle’ in our classroom to get us in the spirit. Everything has a stories theme; our maths is set in the context of those stories (we can tell number stories too!) & our science is all about seasonal changes; we compose our own songs in music; our reading & writing are about fairy stories & traditional tales but we also write about our brilliant visits to the theatre & to a real-life castle! In art, we make portraits & coats of arms that can tell a story.

By the end of the term we’ve designed our own castles, planned & held our own medieval banquet &, of course, produced our own amazing ‘Once Upon a Time’ story-book. What a great start to the year!

Spring term – Walking with Dinosaurs

After Christmas we move way back in time to the time of the dinosaurs. It all starts when we come in on the first morning to discover our classroom is a prehistoric world & we find a dinosaur egg in a nest & a bone! How did they get there? We have loads of toy dinosaurs & puppets for role play.

Once again, everything we do has a prehistoric theme; we read & write information texts but also write stories about fantasy worlds & poems about dinosaurs. As you might imagine, we do lots of science; we do experiments & learn about life processes – the things that all living things do. We find out what ‘extinction’ means & what we can do to stop it happening & learn about creation stories in RE. Our music is about dinosaurs & we do cave paintings to decorate the room.

For trips, our first stop is the Natural History Museum which is full of dinosaurs & fossils. If we’re lucky, we either go back to London Zoo to visit the reptile house or a visitor comes to school with some reptiles for us to touch & hold.

By the end of the term, our classroom really looks like a prehistoric land, we’ve all made a proper book about dinosaurs & we’ve written & performed for the school a song about dinosaurs.

Summer term - Globetrotters

It’s the final term of the year; we’re getting a bit older now & starting to think about travelling the world. Where can we go? How can we get there & what will it be like when we do? Our room becomes a travel agent’s; there’s maps & globes everywhere & there’s a plane to take us to far off places. We’ve got sunglasses, suitcases to pack & lists to make before we go.

GlobetrotterEverything we learn is set in the context of travelling the world; we do loads of problem solving in maths especially with measures such as distance, time & weight; we read stories from other cultures in English & write poems inspired by travel & transport; we learn all about pushes & pulls & friction in science but also about light & dark (did you know it’s dark in Australia right now?). We’re also learning to speak Spanish in case we go to a Spanish-speaking country. We find out about pilgrimages in RE & we discover music & instruments from other countries & cultures. We also sing lots of songs about transport like the Runaway Train.

We go on trips to the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden, visit a travel agent’s & even try to get to London City Airport which isn’t far from our school.

By the end of the term, we are seasoned travellers; we’ve done lots of travel writing & made passports. But the most exciting thing is that we’ve had the chance to plan & go on a journey together!