Year 1

Commotion in the Ocean.

We are starting the summer term with our exciting new topic ‘Commotion in the Ocean’. We will spend this term learning about the sea and the creatures that live within it. We will be learning about the disposal of plastics into our oceans and what we can do to help. We will also be visiting the SEA life centre where we will develop our knowledge of sea creatures. As a class we will be identifying the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom alongside learning about the world’s seven continents and five oceans. We will also be learning about the historic figure of Captain James Cook and the famous pirate Blackbeard.

Do all superheroes wear a cape?

We are starting the spring term with a brand new topic ‘Superheroes!’ We have started the term off with a superhero day where we all had the change to come to school dressed as a superhero. In English, we are going to be exploring a fictional text ‘Traction man’, this story fits with our topic perfectly as it is all about an action figure that is a superhero! In maths, we are recapping our learning of number, beginning with counting forwards and backwards from any given number to 100. Through our topic lessons we are going to be learning about all things ‘super’ for example: superfoods, super materials, and super humans.  We are also going to be learning about Florence Nightingale and why she could be classed as a superhero in her time. We are ‘super’ excited for this term’s topic.


If you go down to the woods today what will you see?

We are starting the autumn term with our fantastic topic ‘The Enchanted Wood’. We are beginning our learning based around our first text ‘Bog Baby’, this fits nicely as the Bog Baby we discover is found in the woods. We also learn how babies should be looked after as we look after our very own Bog Baby in class. We will then move on to our second text ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. Through topic we will be learning about the different types of trees, their structure and why they are important. We will also be learning how to name and identify a variety of common animals that would be found in woodlands in the UK. We are also going to be doing a lot of artwork where we will be creating fantastic drawings of woodland animals before making our them out of clay and building a den for them in our school woodland area. We are very excited about this term!