Get in touch

Interactive Bar

Google Services



Brierley Forest

Primary and Nursery School

What Makes You Special? (Autumn 1)

What makes you special?


This term we will be learning all about ourselves

and what makes us



We will be looking at who we are, where we live, our friends, our family, our feelings and our senses. 



Keep an eye out on this page to see some of the interesting things we get up to!

Where we live!


This week we have been learning all about where we live.

We have been reading the book:


This has taught us a lot about the world we live in!


We know that we live on planet Earth and that our school is in Sutton-In-Ashfield.

Some of the children even knew the number and street they lived on or a landmark which was near their house which was super impressive!!!!


We enjoyed looking at google maps to find our school and some of our houses and even had a go at making our own. 

Look at some of the houses the children in owls class made below. 



Who we are!

This week we have been learning all about ourselves, what we look like and things that are special about us. We have thought about our physical appearance but also about our favourite things, our talents and some of the things we find difficult.


We found out you can't just know some of this by looking at someone. 


We know that not everyone is the same and we are all different.


Although as the children pointed out some of us do have the same name! 

3 children with the same name in a class is bound to get confusing!!!!


In maths this week Miss Hale wanted to find out a little bit about what we already know so we have been thinking all about colours, patterns and shapes and what we can see around us.


The children enjoyed pointing out some of the shapes they found.





Our family

This week we are learning all about our families and how they are all different which is what makes our family special and unique.


We are thinking about who is in our family (including our pets!) and thinking about what family means to us.


We have been discussing what our families like to do and how it is ok that we all have different people in our families.

We also know that one thing that makes families the same is that we all love our family. 


Look at some of the family trees we created. 

We know that in a family tree the oldest people go at the top and the youngest people go at the bottom.




In F2 we love to sing and we have recently learnt a song about families! 

We even learned the makaton action for family, can you remember what it is?