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27/02/24

KS2 enjoyed learning about our sustainable school building today. We went around the school looking at the different features of the building that make it sustainable e.g. triple glazing, solar panels, air source heat pump, wildlife area with a pond, a living roof to name a few! pic.twitter.com/BfJuL8cxXI

26/02/24

🚨 Exclusive egg update from Oak class! 🚨 pic.twitter.com/zzmCp4pJQ1

23/02/24

BREAKING NEWS! 🚨 A space shuttle has landed in the nursery classroom! Inside is a large purple egg that looks like it’s hatching and lots of strange symbols… we can’t wait to see Oak class on Monday to help us figure out this mystery! pic.twitter.com/AuX3jNGA1M

15/02/24

The children had such a wonderful time at our Valentine’s disco. We had dancing, music, games, sweets, balloons, a photo booth and even glitter tattoos! Thank you to Miss Hunter and the PTA for organising such a great event for our children. pic.twitter.com/phZn5IftLY

08/02/24

In Oak class, the children love coming to school so much that they asked for their own miniature one! The children now have a mini classroom complete with a staff room and pretend photocopier ☺️❤️ pic.twitter.com/9kkdc850Pk

30/01/24

We heard from Jenny who lived in Cape Town during the drought and how her family managed to conserve water. KS2 are now creating their own PowerPoints to share some top tips on how to save water as part of our learning in ESR. pic.twitter.com/bvLlXSwYKy

30/01/24

Chico is back! He had such a wonderful time visiting Layston Grove Care Home for the winter holidays. He returned today with Paula, Eileen and John, to tell us all about his adventures. Oak class were so happy to see our friends and show them our own class bear! pic.twitter.com/9sr2aa9LRz

24/01/24

This morning the children in Oak class rescued a sapling that had been blown over in the storms. It was a lot of work and we even discovered a dinosaur tooth while digging! pic.twitter.com/MTK6sB0BK7

24/01/24

We are very excited to have a day of filming at school today! Next stop Hollywood! pic.twitter.com/Sp1gWFLNqn

23/01/24

We are really enjoying being creative at after school club today. We have played with the aqua beads, built a fairy garden and solved jigsaw puzzles. pic.twitter.com/R1hrCX0ovB

19/01/24

This week we have been very lucky to have the HSBC bank come into run workshops teaching children about the value of money. These sessions were lots of fun. We were then presented with a Smart Money Award for the support of financial education for young people. pic.twitter.com/w6VQLXdXEU

19/01/24

Thank you to our school council for a productive meeting discussing safeguarding at school. The next meeting will be to discuss the playground designs for our new equipment coming later this year. pic.twitter.com/4EQPvs7LCd

15/01/24

KS1 and KS2 worked brilliantly together this week on a range of teamwork challenges. pic.twitter.com/0kn52IuKuO

10/01/24

KS2 have been learning about different forms of communication in PSHE. We looked at morse code and braille, the children enjoyed reading and writing messages in different ways. pic.twitter.com/aobpa51ZjZ

27/12/23

* Vacancies *New year brings new opportunities. We are seeking enthusiastic individuals to join our friendly afterschool club. See our website to apply https://t.co/K7KEYqZmFMFor more information or to visit, then please don’t hesitate to contact us.#termtime pic.twitter.com/SccrfX4cF2

20/12/23

And that’s our first term complete! Thank you to everyone for their kindness and support this term. Here’s to many more wonderful terms together. Merry Christmas to you all and a happy New Year, from the team at Buntingford First School x

20/12/23

BREAKING NEWS! We have had word from Santa, via the elves, that our children have been added to the nice list! Merry Christmas! 🎄 🎅 pic.twitter.com/6HBYrNnbLi

19/12/23

Today we had a fun (but very messy!) end to our science topic on solids, liquids and gases. The question remains, what is slime pic.twitter.com/LAJeWcj5jg

19/12/23

Yum, yum, yum! We enjoyed a lovely festive lunch today. Thank you to Diane for catering so well for us all! pic.twitter.com/TKDkaVuCGC

18/12/23

What a magical time we had this morning - Father Christmas was on our school roof!! He came to wish everyone at Buntingford First School a Merry Christmas and we were all very pleased to see him!🎄 pic.twitter.com/GbbiaGZmWf

15/12/23

We really enjoyed spreading some Christmas joy this afternoon at Layston Grove. The children performed their Christmas songs to the residents and there were lots of smiles from both sides. We were also lucky enough to see Chico who is on holiday there…he has a lovely new outfit! pic.twitter.com/spg21ZIiS0

14/12/23

Willow class visited Oak class this afternoon for some sensory play fun. We made our own snow and have been exploring the water beads! pic.twitter.com/rdx2x19Jwg

13/12/23

* Vacancies *We are seeking enthusiastic individuals to join our friendly afterschool club. See our website for full job descriptions and to apply https://t.co/K7KEYqZmFMFor more information or to visit, then please don’t hesitate to contact us.#termtime pic.twitter.com/vt3GDsEnBE

12/12/23

The children absolutely blew us away with their performance of ‘Songs Around the Christmas Tree’. Thank you to everyone who came this morning and made this wonderful performance possible. pic.twitter.com/khq0X959qM

12/12/23

It looks like the elves are putting on a show as well today! We are looking forward to seeing you at 9:30am for our first ever Christmas concert! 🎶🎄 pic.twitter.com/MLUBlCxFm0

KS1 Pathfinders

BUNTINGFORD PATHFINDERS 2023 24 (002)

Cycle A

Happily Ever After

'Happily Ever After' is a thematic unit, based around fairy tales, with a key focus on literacy and drama. It is designed to enable pupils to develop a love of stories, as well as providing a vehicle for communication through creative arts work.

Curriculum and Composites

Art 1

Art 2

Computing

Design and Technology 1

Design and Technology 2

Music

Science

Knowledge Builders

Science

 

Jurassic Hunter

‘Jurassic Hunter’ is a competency-based thematic unit with a history focus, telling the inspirational story of Mary Anning. She is famous for being the greatest fossil ­under of her era, powerfully influencing the new science of palaeontology. She overcame a lack of formal education to emerge as one of the leading authorities on fossils.

Knowledge Builders

History

 

Children's Champion

‘Children’s Champion’ is a competency-based thematic unit with a history focus, telling the inspirational story of Thomas Barnardo. He is famous for providing homes and education for poor children in Victorian Britain and founding the charity, Barnardo’s.

Curriculum and Composites

History

Knowledge Builders

History

 

Come Fly with Me!

‘Come Fly With Me! Arctic Circle’ is a thematic unit based on the Arctic region and surroundings, with a key focus on geography. Pupils will learn about the location, weather and climate in the Arctic, as well as the wildlife that lives there. Inuit people, their traditions and customs, will also be studied.

Curriculum and Composites

Art 1

Art 2

Computing

Geography

History

Music

Science

Knowledge Builders

Geography

History

Science - Habitats

Science - Materials

Science - Weather

Powhatan People

‘Powhatan People’ is a competency-based thematic unit with a history focus, telling the inspirational story of Pocahontas. She is famous for translating on behalf of her tribe and for her bravery, leadership and negotiation skills between the English colonialists and her people. Pupils will learn, through her life story, all about her achievements and ongoing legacy.

Curriculum and Composites

History

Knowledge Builders

History

Light Up the World

‘Light Up the World’ is a thematic unit based around the sun and other sources of light, with a science focus. Pupils will look at solar power and how to save electricity, as well as learning about sun safety and the importance of protecting both the skin and eyes. They will also learn about how shadows are formed when solid objects block light. Nocturnal animals will also be introduced in this unit.

Knowledge Builders

Science

Never Eat Shredded Wheat

‘Never Eat Shredded Wheat’ is an essential geography unit, which explores how to communicate effectively using different geographical information and vocabulary.  Use of a simple compass and maps will help identify the location of places near and afar in this knowledge packed unit.  Enjoy learning about some of the delicious foods from around the world and you explore ‘Food, glorious, food!’

Curriculum and Composites

Geography

Knowledge Builders

Geography

Unity in the Community

‘Unity in the Community’ is a thematic unit about the area you live in, with a geography focus. Pupils will develop their geographical skills, local knowledge and understanding through learning about their school, the features of its grounds, the surrounding area and how it has changed over time. They will be taught all about the importance of acting responsibly within both the school and the wider community.

Knowledge Builders

Geography

History

Science

Four Seasons Project

The 'Four Seasons Project' is a series sessions designed to be linked in with the science / geography curriculum over the school year. This observational unit will involve seasonal investigations and outdoor learning on our doorstep, here in Buntingford.

Curriculum and Composites

Geography

Science

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