Autumn Term: ‘Toy Story’
Your child will investigate the history of toys. They will investigate how toys have changed through the years using our parents and grandparents wealth of information to help us. They will be reading the story of The Toy Maker, writing letters to Santa and also finding out about different toys around the world. They will also find out why it is important to follow rules, play together with our friends nicely and respect each other’s property and toys. In science they will investigate how the seasons affect why we play with different toys at different times of the year and why we dress differently in summer months to play with summer toys.
Spring Term: ‘The Circle of Life’
Following the Christmas break, your child will learn about animals great and small. They will be reading Dear Zoo and writing descriptions of animals especially our favourite ones. They will also be investigating and comparing animals by what they eat and find out where they live. There will be lots of opportunities to make up animal dances during PE, and to sing and play instruments during music lessons. There will be lots of wonderful stories this term including Monkey Puzzle, Handah’s Surprise and The Lion Who Wanted to Love to support the children in developing their own writing skills. There will also be opportunities to learn how to write Non Fiction texts about the animals they have learnt about. They will also look into the life of Grace Darling and how she changed lives. This will be in preparation for our trip to Bamburgh in April.
Summer Term: ‘Beside the Seaside’
During their final term in Y1, your child will discover what it takes to be a hero. They will learn about the life of a local hero ‘Grace Darling’, and will find out for themselves what made her a heroin. Using technology, your child will recreate a rescue mission, and will give others instructions to carry out the mission. They will also have the chance to design and make a lighthouse, and use technology to give it a working light. During food technology sessions they will design and make a variety of different foods, focusing on things which would have kept the survivors warm on that cold night. Their scientific understanding will be developed when they learn about a range of materials. They will carry out an investigation into which materials are the most waterproof, and will have a go at making a model boat. There will be lots of opportunities to sing songs and read stories about Grace Darling and other heroes. This will encourage your child to think about other people in their lives who are their own heroes.
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