Buzzard Class 2023 - 2024
Welcome to Buzzard Class
The Buzzard Class team
Miss Aldous (Monday – Wednesday)
Mrs Wilson (Thursday & Friday)
Class Teaching Assistant: Miss Parsons
SEND Teaching Assistant: Mrs Aristotelous
PPA cover: Mrs Roet (Wednesday afternoon)
In Buzzard Class the children experience a creative curriculum that provides opportunities for connections to be made between different areas of learning. We foster an ethos of finding out and discovery of new ideas which then helps the children to direct their own learning. These include as many outdoor learning experiences as possible. We are keen to link technology with many areas of the curriculum enabling the children to explore and use different equipment both independently and with support.
Autumn Term 1
How do you become a hero?
As a class we will embark on a journey of discovery, unpicking the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to international achievements.
We will find out about one of Britain’s most famous historical figures, Florence Nightingale. We will find out about her remarkable life as we journey through lessons about her youth, her famous voyage to Scutari, and the work she did there, as well as the work she did in her later years to improve nursing and hospital care.
Later we will find out about another inspiring woman, Mary Seacole who was lost to history for over 100 years. We will explore how she battled against racism to do things in her life that will now be remembered.
Our texts this term
by btihaj Muhammad and S.K. Ali
It’s Faizah’s first day of school and she’s got a brand-new backpack and light-up shoes. For her older sister, Asiya, it’s her first day of wearing a hijab at school.
Faizah sees her sister as a princess wearing her beautiful blue hijab, but not everyone at school sees it this way. Instead, they are confused and say hurtful things to Asiya.
But with wise words from their mother and understanding from their friends, Faizah and Asiya find new ways to be strong.
by Lupita Nyong'
Sulwe's skin is the colour of midnight. She's darker than everyone in her family, and everyone at school.
All she wants is to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister.
Then a magical journey through the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything.
Little Leaders Bold women in Black History
By Vashti Harrison
We will meet the Little Leaders. They’re brave. Their bold. They changed the world.
This book tells us about the trailblazing women in the world’s history. It educates and inspires as it tells the true stories of both iconic and lesser-known female figures of black history.
From nurse Mary Seacole to politician Diane Abott, mathematician Katherine Johnson and singer Shirley Bassey. We will find heroes, role models and everyday women who have done extraordinary things.
We have created a Reading Passport to inspire children to read the best literature available to them. Over the course of the year, we would like your child to read 7of the books from the list for their year group.
When they manage to read 7, they will bring their passport back into school to receive a £5 book token.
The children will keep their passports with them all through school, hopefully finishing year 6 having read 42 amazing books.
• A blue sweatshirt/cardigan
• A light blue polo shirt / shirt
• Grey / black trousers, skirts, pinafore dresses or shorts
• Grey/navy/ white socks or tights
• Sensible all black shoes or boots in winter
PE Kit – Every Friday
• Blue/black shorts or joggers
• Randwick PE top
• Black / blue fleece / jumper
• Black daps / trainers
• Long hair tied up / earring removed or taped up
Forest School Kit - Every Wednesday
• Navy blue / black joggers or leggings
• School t-shirt and school jumper
The children can wear their school shoes / PE trainers to school and bring their wellies with them in a named bag.
As the children go out in all weathers it is advised for winter the following:
• Warm, thick socks, an ‘extra layer’, perhaps a fleece or jumper;
• A waterproof jacket;
• Hat and gloves
Please clearly name everything!