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Year 1: Fir Class Mrs Holt

Welcome to Fir Class page and the first term of year one.


This term our theme is 'We’re all Wonders' and the books are We’re all Wonders and Beegu, through which we will look at what we look like and how we are different from others and how we react to different people. In Religious Education we will be learning and thinking about what Christians believe God is like? This will include thinking about who God is and what he may look like and what he does, along with looking at the world around us and the beauty that it holds and learning about harvest festivals as a Christian celebration.

In our English we will build on our learning from last year and ensure that we are saying out loud what we are going to write, then 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 and the books we are reading. We will continue our daily phonic sessions 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.


In Science we will start to learn about the seasons focusing on autumn and also start to investigate different materials. We will investigate what things are made from, learning the name of different materials and then we will also investigate the best material to make an umbrella for Beegu, by performing a simple test. We will use the scientific words for materials and the words to describe their properties.


In Geography we will be learning about location knowledge, this involves being able to name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and the surrounding area and includes Geographical skills and fieldwork using world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries. We will also look at the villages of Laughton and Blyton and the towns of Lincoln and Scunthorpe to describe the things that Beegu would see if he visited.


In History we will investigate toys and look at the differences between old and new toys and the way they are used. We will share our favourite toys, look at toys from around the world as well as creating a time line for different toys we look at. We will also try and create a new toy.


In art we will be creating self-portraits and also looking at different colours that can show different emotions and apply these to our self-portraits. We will look at the work of different artists and their use of colour and technique. In music we will use our voices expressively to join in with songs and in PE we will master basic movements and play invasion games.


Please continue to support your children completing homework and reading.


Please remember to return reading books and library books by Friday so that they can be changed. Please do not hesitate to come and talk to me if you have any queries.


Thank you


Mrs Holt



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