Welcome to Fir Class: Spring Term 2018
This term our topic is Survival and we will become explorers of the Polar Regions. We will be learning about these areas of the planet and the animals that live there. We have started learning about the seasons and will identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of hot and cold areas of the world. We will learn about explorers that have been to the Polar Regions including Scott Sears, Ernest Shackleton and Robert Scott and also the Help for Heroes team that travelled to the Antarctic.
In Religious Education we have started looking at belonging to a Christian Community and what this means to us. Our Christian Value is self-sacrifice.
In art we are looking at the work of Paul Klee and will be completing various pieces of work in his style.
In English, we will continue our work on sentence structure writing about animals from the Polar Regions, ensuring that we are using a capital letter and full stop to show a sentence and to re-read the sentence to check we have included all the words we wanted to and that it makes sense. We will continue our daily phonic sessions and Get Writing which helps us with our key skills.
In maths, we will continue to consolidate our place value learning, number skills up to 50 and addition and subtraction skills. We will use new techniques to help us with mental strategies to work out the calculations and continue to work on mastery skills using word problems.
In Science, we will learn about the seasons but also start to investigate different materials. We will investigate what things are made from, learning the name of different materials and then we will create our own science experiment to find out which material would be best for a shelter in the polar region, also linking to the story of the three little pigs and the houses that they made. We will use the scientific words for materials and the words to describe their properties.
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Welcome to Fir Class page and the first term of Year One. This term our topic is Adventures in Archaeology and we will be investigating dinosaurs and fossils.
In Religious Education we will be learning about the Good Earth and giving thanks. This will include looking at the world around us and the beauty that it holds and learning about harvest festivals as a Christian celebration. We will also learn about the festival of Sukkot, the Jewish harvest festival.
In English ,we will build on our learning from last year and ensure that we are using capital letters and full stops correctly in a sentence, writing all the words that we have chosen in our sentence and ensuring that our letters are formed correctly. Our writing will be linked to our topic of Adventures in Archaeology and lots of dinosaur stories. We will continue our daily phonic sessions and Get Writing which helps us with our key skills.
In maths, we will continue to consolidate our learning about place value and number skills and developing strategies for addition and subtraction in calculations. We will also be learning about 2D and 3D shapes.
We will be learning about geographical skills and fieldwork in Geography; this includes the use of simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of our school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment. In History, we will be learning about the life of Mary Anning.
In Science, we will be learning about animals, including humans;this involves identifying and naming a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. We will then look at what animals eat and identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. We will also learn about the different seasons.
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We have been finding out about lots of different dinosaurs and investigated the size of dinosaurs in the hall, (we pretended a t-rex came to visit) we measured 12 metres, the length of a t-rex, we wondered if it would fit in the hall and estimated how many children that would be.
We have also been investigating cave art, we decided to paint the playground with pictures of the world around us just as cavemen painted the walls of their caves. We have researched some of the cave paintings that have been found in Lascaux, Chauvet and Altamira.
We have also made our own discoveries and new species of dinosaur, the children have made them out of clay the children will be painting them when they are dry and also writing about their own dinosaur in the next few days with some exciting new names.