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Foxton Primary School

Foxton Primary School


This half-term, we have been learning all about harvest; what happens at harvest, why it is an important time of year, and who celebrates it.

We went to the church to learn about how Christians celebrate harvest and some of the important practices, such as the Eucharist and Baptism. 

We learnt about farmers and what gets grown and produced in the local area. 

Did you know that, in East Anglia, hens lay over 100,000,000 eggs a year? We have such a wealth of agriculture in East Anglia and Class 1 performed a wonderful assembly on harvest telling people all about it!

Personal Histories

When learning history, a really good place to start is with your own - this is why children in Class 1 brought in photos and special objects that tracked their life from birth to the present.

They then ordered these and talked about each of the important events in their lives.

They used great historical language when talking about the past and we then made personal history timelines which the children illustrated and discussed in groups. 


In Class 1, we have been learning all about Pop Art - the cultural movement in the 20th century. Inspired by Andy Warhol's colourful and creative works, we made self-portraits in the style of his portraits of Marilyn Monroe.

This process took a lot of practice as it required very small and careful strokes. The children enjoyed using vibrant colours as well as photographing each other, and painting themselves. 

A Christmas Story

Retelling the Nativity is always a special moment for Key Stage 1 children here at Foxton. This year, the children retold the story from New Testament through a narrated performance and songs. They did an excellent job at projecting their voices in the church with their learnt words as well as their beautiful singing.