Our topic this term is 'Jurassic Forest'
How will we start our topic?
Our topic this term is ‘Jurassic Forest’. We are going to start our topic by finding out about the life of Mary Anning. Mary Anning was a famous fossil collector. We will also find out about different dinosaurs and create a dinosaur timeline. Our shared area will be set up as an excavation site where the children will be able to dig for their own dinosaur fossils.
What else will we be learning?
We will sort and classify animals and look at some of their different habitats. We will look at food chains and go on our very own Minibeast hunt. We will plant beans and keep a diary as we observe their growth from week to week. We are also planning a trip to Normanby Hall where we will be Woodland Detectives for a day.
In our English lessons, we will continue to look at what makes a good sentence. We will use words such as noun, verb and adjective. We will focus on how to use punctuation and how to use a capital letter and full stop correctly in sentences. Our texts this term are Tyrannosaurus Drip and Jack and the Beanstalk, where we will use Pie Corbett to retell the story using actions.
As part of our on-going curriculum we will be looking at the greater than > and lesser than < symbols and learn how to use them. We will look at simple algebra and missing numbers in a sum e.g 4+ __ =6. We will also be developing our knowledge and vocabulary to do with weight and capacity and completing investigations. For example, which container holds the most? Which object is the heaviest?
Our topic this term is ‘Treasure’
Ahoy there me hearties! Our topic this term is ‘Treasure’. We are going to start our topic by finding out about some infamous pirates. We will create our own pirate names and we will even learn how to talk like one!
We will look at where the pirates travelled to and use maps to locate the different continents and oceans. In our geography sessions, we will make our own treasure maps – just like real pirates. Remember, ‘X’ marks the spot! We will also make our own treasures by designing and making necklaces and purses/wallets.
We will also be looking closer to home and finding out about Grimsby. What it is it like in Grimsby? Why is Grimsby famous? How has Grimsby changed over the years?
In our English lessons, we will continue to develop our knowledge of sentences and what makes a sentence. We will use words such as noun, verb, adjective etc. We will focus on how to use punctuation and use full stops and capital letters correctly in sentences.
One of our texts this term will be ‘The Night Pirates’ and we will learn, retell and sequence the story.
We are becoming superb counters! We will count in steps of 1, 2, 5 and 10.
We have completed lots of practical adding and subtracting, but this term we will concentrate on recording this as a number sentence. (Making sure that we use the signs + - =)
As our topic is ‘Treasure’, we will look at money. Children will make totals using a variety of coins.
This week Class 3 have designed necklaces. The children first chose a repeating pattern that they had made and selected the resources they would need. Then they made their necklace using string and straws. The children told each other what they were pleased with and then discussed how they could improve their necklace. We are really pleased with our finished products.
In the Autumn term our topic is Megastructures. During the term we will be visiting different cities, countries and continents around the world and finding out about iconic structures.
We will also be looking at houses and will investigate the different terms ‘detached,’ ‘semi-detached,’ ‘bungalow ,’ ‘terraced’ and ‘flat.’
During the term we will ask you to send pictures of your own homes to our class email so that we can sort and classify our houses.
In Year 1 the children do daily phonics and handwriting sessions. During the term we will learn and retell the Three Little Pigs story and add some actions to help with our storytelling. Our main focus this term will be finding out about sentences and what makes a sentence. We will identify nouns as naming words and will be able to identify the nouns within a sentence. We will also look at full stops and capital letters and how they are used in sentences.
We will be practising counting on/back in ones to 30, twos to 30 and tens to 100. This will help us to order numbers and fill in the missing numbers. We will also be adding and recording number sentences, making sure that we use the signs + = correctly.