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Welcome to Lambrook Class, my name is Mr Travitzky and I teach Reception and Year 1. We are supported throughout the week by Mrs Bates and Mrs Western.                                                          

Here are the timetables for Reception and Year 1. We share a learning journey, but will often be doing different things throughout the day to meet the differing needs of the children. 

We organise our learning into blocks called 'Learning Journeys'. These an range from two days to three weeks. They are immersive experiences for the children and focus on a few key elements of the curriculum. We will cover the entire curriculum by the end of the year, but this allows us to really contextualise each individual element rather than teach an hour each week piecemeal. The exception to this is PE each week. 

Our learning journey for the next few weeks will be the following:


Its only the first day back from half term but the children are so eager to learn, today they have been producing their own artwork below are a few examples:




Visiting the Moons Farm

The children have been so lucky to get the chance to visit a local farm. We put on our Hi vis jackets and headed out of the school for an adventure. When we reached the farm we met the farmer Mr Moon who kindly answered our questions and took us to see some piglets. We then made our way back to school and wrote about pigs and drew some wonderful pig pictures.



Bristol Zoo School trip

What a great start to the New Year, the children in Lambrook have been so excited about our current learning journey which is looking at the continents and oceans of the world. The children all agreed the best place to go on a school trip would be the zoo, where they can find out more information on the continents and what animals may live there. The rain stayed away and the children enjoyed the workshop where they got a chance to ask lots of questions and meet the animals.



Advent Spiral

On the last day of term Lambrook class came together to celebrate light, community and sharing. The children collected greenery from outside and placed it in the shape of a spiral in the hall.

The Advent spiral is a time for children to sit and reflect on the time leading up to christmas before the darker days arrive. It symbolizes finding light in the darkness. The children were given a piece of fruit and a candle to light, they lit their candle and made a wish. We all then sat for a moment to think about others at christmas time.




George and the Dragon

Our Latest learning journey has focused on George and the Dragon. We have learnt to retell the story and are acting it out as a play. We have made crowns, swords, sheilds and dragon masks! Alongside this we have also focused on what makes us scared and how we are brace. We have tied this in with the celebration of Michaelmas and in honour of this tradition we have baked a bread dragon which we will be decorating with autumnal treasures we collected from our village. 


Calendar Update

Here is one of our completed calendars in action. I think you will agree it looks fantastic and reflects the hard work and consideration the children put into their project. 



For our first learning journey we focused on D&T and Maths. We designed perpetual calendars to help us learn our days of the week. They have become really treasured objects for the children and the quality of their work spoke volumes for their attention to detail and enthusiasm. 


Here are the children sawing and oiling their pieces of timber. Photos from the calendars at home to follow. 

We will be creating our own prayer cushions next week.



You can find a guide to the Early Years curriculum here: 




Visiting the Moons Farm