This term we will be going on an exciting journey of discovery. Our adventure is called Choose Courage Over Fear: How will you be brave this term?
Year 1 will start their journey by learning about Grace Darling who showed her bravery when she single handedly saved some sailors from the sea. They will use their historical enquiry skills to find out more about her life and achievements.
They will then explore the continents and oceans of the world. They will use globes and atlases to locate a number of countries and create keys to label their own maps. They will also use compass directions and coordinates to find and locate given locations.
In D&T lessons we will design and build large and small scale ships using a range of materials and joining techniques. These ships will then be put to the test as they set sail. Will they float or sink?
Our artistic talents will be put to the test when we learn about William Morris. We will learn how he created printed patterns over 100 years ago which are still popular today. The children will use these ideas as inspiration for their own prints. We will take inspiration from the natural world around us as well as the seas and oceans.
Our science topic this term is materials and their properties. The children will be excited by investigations into waterproof materials and floating and sinking investigations.
In PE we will be joining Mrs Bathgate for dance lessons on Friday afternoons. The children will help choreograph a dance routine linked to our topic.
In English lessons we will focus on the non fiction texts ‘The Colour Monster’ and ‘Troll’. There will be a consistent focus of spelling, punctuation and grammar so that the children become confident and accurate writers. We will also explore non fiction and poetry texts throughout the term. Phonics lessons will continue to take place everyday.
Maths lessons will focus on deepening the children’s understanding of number, addition and subtraction and shape.
It really is going to be a busy term and we can’t wait to get started!