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Term 3 - Amazing animals and where to find them!

This term we will be travelling to different climates and finding out about the different animals that live there.

 

 

 

In Literacy we will be revisiting the suffixes /-ed/ and /-ing/.  We will be reading lots of non-fiction texts and recalling the facts that we have learnt.  We will learn what a compound word is (a word made up of 2 smaller real words - handbag) and what a riddle poem is.  We will finish the term by writing a story about woodland animals.

 

In phonics we will continue with level 5: learning different spelling rules for some of the phonemes (sounds) that we already know and some alternative pronunciations for some of the graphemes (letters) that we know.  We will keep practising reading real and nonsense words containing these new phonemes.

 

In maths we will be following White Rose: we are revisiting addition and subtraction but will be working with larger numbers.  We will also revisit place value, again extending our knowledge to larger numbers.

 

The topic will be further explored in the afternoons.  In history we will learn about significant explorers: Matthew Henson and Felicity Aston.  In geography we will learn what climate means and the different climates that are found on our world.  This links in with science where we will learn about different animal groups, how they are sorted into these groups, their diets and where they live.  We will also look at the seasonal change from Autumn into Winter and the signs that let us know we have changed seasons.  In D.T. we will learn about freestanding structures, joining technqiues and how to make a strong structure.  We will design, make and evaluate our own freestanding structure that will meet specific design criteria - an animal enclosure for a zoo.  We will be having an art enrichment day where we will learn about the artist Henri Matisse and create a piece of work enspired by his technique of collage.  In R.E. we will answer Abby Owl's big question: Was it always easy for Jesus to show friendship and in PSHE Jigsaw Jack will be teaching us about setting and achieving dreams and goals.  Moles will be going swimming this term for their P.E. lessons and Bunnies and Otters will be learning skills needed to play trigolf.  In music we will learn to sing another song and continue working on the inter-related dimensions of music witha  focus on pitch and rhythm.

 

It is a very busy term with lots of engaging activities planned in.

 

Each week you will be informed of the week's learning via Tapestry and given any upcoming information too.

 

 

 

P.E. days will be changing to Monday and Wednesday, with children coming into school wearing their correct P.E. kit.  As mentioned, Moles will need their swimming kits also on a Monday but more information will be sent out closer to the dates.

Term 2 - Ministry of Magic!

This term Hampton has been changed into Magic School.  We will be learning stories and poems about witches and wizards, making our own magic spells, being mathmagicians and all things magical.

 

 

 

In Literacy we will be learning about alliteration (words starting with the same sound) and rhyme when we write poems and magic spells.  We will be imagining that we have magical pockets and writing lists of extraordinary objects you might find in them.

 

In phonics we will continue with level 4: looking at consonant blends at the beginning and ends of words before moving onto level 5.  In level 5 we begin to look at different spellings for phonemes (sounds) that we already know.

 

In maths we will be following White Rose: looking at addition and subtraction.  We will be using tens frames and objects to practise counting on from, finding 1 more and 1 less than and beginning to find the difference.  

 

The topic will be further explored in the afternoons.  In history we will learn about Guy Fawkes and why he is remembered.  We will link it to magic thinking about explosions and making mixtures.  In art we will learn about the artist Jackson Pollock and create our own Pollock inspired firework splatter paintings.  In science we are exploring seasonal changes - how Autumn changes into Winter: the signs we can see, the weather and any celebrations that happen.  As part of our topic day we will explore colour mixing, using clay and tools and following instructions to make our own potions.

 

We will also be celebrating Christmas and practising for our Carol Service at the Church.

 

Each week you will be informed of the week's learning via Tapestry and given any upcoming information too.

 

 

 

P.E. days will be staying as Tuesday and Wednesday, with children coming into school wearing their correct P.E. kit.  

Term 1 - Ahoy there me hearties!

 

This term Year 1 will be taken over by a pirate crew!  We will be learning to talk and act like pirates, whilst settling the crew into their new classes and routines.

 

 

 

In Literacy we will be using adjectives to describe what we look like as pirates.  We will think about our sentence rules (capital letters, finger spaces and full stops) and using our sound talk to help us spell new words.  We will learn how to speak like a pirate using some of the common words and phrases that they would have used.

 

In phonics we will be revisiting Level 2 and 3 to make sure that we have not forgotten any of the phonemes learnt from Foundation Stage.  We will practise our letter formation with these phonemes.

 

In maths we will be following White Rose.  We start with number and place value: practising reading, writing, ordering and counting numbers.  We will think about different ways that numbers can be represented using objects, pictures and written numbers.  

 

The topic will be further explored in the afternoons.  In geography we will need to be able to use and follow maps so that we can help find the treasure.  We will learn that maps use symbols to represent different areas or places.  The children will also create their own treasure island maps using the symbols that they have learnt about.  In history we will learn about Christopher Columbus - although he was not a pirate he did travel around in a ship and discovered his own special treasure.  In art we will learn about colour and how Kandinsky used bold colours to create his work.  We will also learn how to create a self portrait, with a twist - by painting ourselves as pirates.  On our topic day we will spend the day designing, making and evaluating rafts to help rescue the pirates stranded on a treasure island - more details will follow.  In science we will be exploring different materials and their properties and will investigate which material would be best to keep Captain Jack Sparrow dry whilst standing out on the ship's deck.

 

In addition to all of this we will also be spending time settling the children into Year 1 and getting to know each other.  

 

Each week you will be informed of the week's learning via Tapestry and given any upcoming information too.

 

 

 

P.E. days will be staying as Tuesday and Wednesday, with children coming into school wearing their correct P.E. kit.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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