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Term 6- The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

 

This term our topic is based on the story 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch' by Ronda and David Armitage. We have already made actions for the story and tasted disgusting mustard sandwiches!

 

As part of our topic we will be taking the children to visit the beach! In our topic lessons we will be writing different types of poem including shape poems and acrostic poems.

 

In Art we will be completing observational drawings of items that might be found on the beach. We will also be using fabric to weave a picnic blanket.

 

In Design and Technology, children will be using a variety of materials including papier-mâché to create a 3 dimensional (3d) structure of a lighthouse.

 

In Science we will be learning about the similarities and differences of some animals and their habitats.

 

In P.E. we will be improving our ball skills by playing a variety of games including tennis.

Please ensure your child's P.E. kit is always in school. 

 

Home reading- Please also ensure that your child is reading regularly at home. Every child should have a ‘red bus book’ where a record of their reading should be noted. Children can earn some great rewards if they read regularly at home. Reading books will be changed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure books are returned as soon as possible, so we are able to give your child a new book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Term 5- Go-Jetters

 

 

 

This term our topic is ‘Go-Jetters’. As part of our topic we will be learning all about where we live! We started our topic by visiting Gloucestershire Airport and the Jet Age Museum where we saw lots of aeroplanes and helicopters. We had a fantastic time!

   

 

 

In geography we will be learning about different countries and will find out the difference between the town and the country.

 

In art we will be painting pictures of the town and countryside and will be learning about primary and secondary colours.

 

In our talk for writing lessons we will be learning the story of The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse. We will be putting actions to the story and will write our own adventure stories.

 

In history we are learning about the history of our own lives. We will be completing our own family trees and will be finding out about how we have changed since we were babies.

 

In P.E. this term we will be playing lots of ball games to practise the skills of throwing and catching. 

Please ensure your child's P.E. kit is always in school. 

 

Home reading- Please also ensure that your child is reading regularly at home. Every child should have a ‘red bus book’ where a record of their reading should be noted. Children can earn some great rewards if they read regularly at home. Reading books will be changed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure books are returned as soon as possible, so we are able to give your child a new book.

 

Term 4- The Aliens are coming!

 

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This term our topic is all about Aliens! There have been some strange things going on in Year 1 already this term and we have even had an alien spaceship landing on the school field!

 

In our talk for writing lessons we will be reading the story of Aliens in Underpants Save the World. We will be putting actions to the story and will write our own rescue stories.

 

In art we will be learning all about printing and will even make our very own printed alien underpants. In DT we are learning about healthy eating and will be preparing our own healthy recipe.

 

In science we will be learning about plants and how they grow, and will investigate about what plants need to survive.

 

In PE we will be continuing to practise own gymnastics. Please ensure your child has a PE kit. 1C now have PE on Fridays; 1B Thursdays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Term 2-

Pirates!

 

 

 

This term we have been visited by two pirates, who were sword-fighting in the playground. We have found a note that tells us we must become pirates to be able to find the treasure.

 

In Talk for Writing we will be reading and acting a Pirate story called 'Peg Leg Pirate'. Then we will describe Peg Leg Pirate and write our own story about him.

 

In Maths we are continuing to practise our counting and number formation, as well as learning to tell the time and recognise 2D shapes. 

 

In Art will be using print to create our own pirate scene and making papier-mâché fish and in Design and Technology we will be creating pirate-related objects, including flags, hats and parrots.

 

In Science we will be learning about our bodies especially our senses. 

 

Our P.E. this term is dance. Please make sure your child has a PE kit in school1C have PE every Thursday; 1B have PE every Friday.

 

All children should be bringing their reading book back regularly so they can earn RED Bus stamps! Books will be changed on a Tuesdays and Thursdays each week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Term 1- Once Upon A Time... 

 

This term we will be learning all about Fairy Tales!We will be reading lots of different stories, including Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk.

 

In our talk for writing lessons we will be reading the story 'The Gingerbread Man'. We will put actions to the story to help us remember the words and will also draw our very own storymaps.

 

In maths we will be continuing to practise writing our numbers from 0-9. We will also be focusing on acting and writing out maths stories, including addition and subtraction. 

                                                              

In art we will be creating Autumnal paintings and will be exploring clay by making our very own clay Gingerbread Men. 

 

In science we are learning about the seasons and the weather, and in DT we will be making Fairy Tale hand puppets and hats to take to our Fairy Tale ball! 

 

In PE our focus will be dance. Please make sure your child has a PE kit in school. 1C have PE every Thursday; 1B PE every Friday.

 

Home reading books are now being given to each child. Books will be changed on a Tuesdays and Thursdays each week. Please ensure you return home reading books when you have finished with them.

 

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                               

 


 

 

 

 
 


 
 
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