This term our topic is called 'Ahoy there, me Hearties!' and we will be learning about Pirates!
We will be spending lots of time with the children settling them into Year 1, explaining the new expectations and rules (especially around washing hands and staying safe) and getting to know each other. We want to make sure the children are happy about coming to school, feel safe and confident to start learning. We will spend time learning where the children are academically so that we can start moving learning forwards and close any gaps we need to.
In Literacy we will look at stories and rhymes about pirates, including Jake's first day, Pirate's Love Underpants, The Day I went to sea and the Pirates Nextdoor. We will introduce some of our FANTASTICs - special words that we use to make our writing more exciting, and some of our sentence rules. We will revise the phonemes (sounds) that we learnt last year and continue to use these in our reading and writing.
The topic will be further explored in the afternoons. We will learn about using colour and different lines to create pirate portraits, designing and making rafts, learning about Christopher Columbus and in science we will be investigating the properties of materials.
The children will still have their weekly P.E. lessons with Mr Sargeant, R.E. with Mrs Powell and Computing with Miss Scott.