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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1. Our teachers are Mrs Adams and Miss Bateman and our TAs are Mrs Swallow and Mrs Turner. Mrs King also supports in our class.

In our ‘Investigators’ topic Year 1 are investigating materials and their physical properties. The children should be able to ascertain between an object and the material it is made from. We will use the story of the Three Little Pigs in English and Science focusing on the different materials each pig used to build their house alongside retelling known narratives.

In our ‘It’s Amazing’ topic in the second part of the term, the children will be looking at plants and animals, and will get the opportunity to observe first hand the variety of plants and animals in our local environment. This will lead on to writing recounts, explanations and instructions in English, as well as opportunities for writing poetry.

During our Maths sessions, Year 1 will continue to develop their fluency of number, using plenty of visual and practical tools as well as written methods. They will also focus on 3D shapes, odd and even numbers, time and collecting information and presenting it in different ways.

Our values for this half term are ‘justice’ and ‘service’. As well as this theme being incorporated into our RE lessons, we will also be applying it in all areas of our school life.

In geography the children will be exploring their local area and will be creating maps of the walks that they go on.

In art, the children will get the chance to create collages using natural materials, as well as developing their skills in observational drawing. In Computing, the children will be learning about how computers help us when trying to obtain information.

In PE they will be doing topic based dances and the children will develop their gymnastic skills, focussing particularly on rolling and holding a balance.

In music, the children will be focusing on the story of the Three Little Pigs and using percussion instruments to learn about pulse and rhythm.