Welcome back to all of our year one children. We are so excited to have you all back in school together! We are looking forward to our learning this term where we will be looking at materials in science and their properties. We have already been sorting materials according to what they are made from and identifying the property of the material. We are going to be investigating their absorbency and testing whether they are waterproof. We will also be looking at whether materials are transparent, translucent or opaque.

In our art work, we will continue to explore the work of Van Gogh and focus on his painting ‘Starry Night’. We will also be introduced to a new artist- Kandinsky and look at how he uses shape to create abstract art.

In design technology, we are using our book spine story ‘Grandad’s Island’ that we studied in English over lockdown as a starting point to creating shelters. You might see us looking around the village searching for inspiration as to which structures might make a good shelter to sleep in on Grandad’s Island

PE this term focusses on attacking and defending within active games. Mr Brown has some exciting games for us to learn to help us to build our tactical skills.

We have already started to look at the world religion of Islam this term, thinking about God and the key things that Muslims believe to support them to lead a life in harmony.

In geography we have learned to name the four countries of the UK, the capital cities, their flags and flowers. Ask us about what we know about these countries.

Having looked at the life of Florence Nightingale in history and her impact on the world today, we now move to explorers and will be talking about some significant explorers from the past and what they discovered.

In computing, we have looked at coding and the importance of creating a series of clear instructions. We are also looking forward to developing some word processing skills in our ICT suite.

In music we are learning about the different elements of music and will be exploring a range of percussion instruments in our compositions.

As always, an important skill that we are working in in year 1 is reading. Through RWI we are exploring a range of texts to build our fluency and vocabulary.

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