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Class Two: Year 1

 

 

Welcome to Year 1!

 

This half term our new topic is Helping Others in the Community!

We are going to be supporting three charities this half term which are: Middlesbrough Food Bank, RSPCA in Great Ayton, and Bridgehouse Mission.

During our topic we will learn about how to help others around us and how other people help us.

In Geography we will be have a look at the world on maps and globes and learn about the seven seas and continents.

During music we will be exploring musical instruments and looking at how we can change the sound of an instrument by playing it in different ways.

In Computing we will look at programming using the programme CODE. This will help us learn how to make an algorithm and begin to practice de-bugging.

In Art and Design and D&T we will be focusing on the artist Vincent Van Gogh, we will look at the style that Van Gogh painted in and will use different media to create pieces of art. To support our chosen charities we will also be creating a crocheted blanket which we will donate to the homeless.

In RE we will be talking about God and asking the question ‘what makes some places sacred to believers?’

In P.E we will be looking at Gymnastics and Games and Skills. P.E is on Monday and Friday, so please ensure that your child has their P.E kit with them for the whole week. Please could your child have black shorts and a plain white t-shirt for Gymnastics on Monday and for Friday could your child have some trainers or plimsolls for games and skills.

Please can you ensure that your child has a waterproof coat with them everyday, so we can be ready for whatever weather!

 

Mrs Hall

KS1 - TOPIC PLAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 November 2018

This half term our new topic is Electricity!

During our topic we will learn about electricity and what we need it for and where it comes from.

In Geography we will be have a look at electricity around the world and if all of the countries have access to it like we do.

During music we will continue to work on our music skills and we will be practicing for the KS1 Nativity.

IT skills we will get the children familiar with using computers and logging on and learning how to use the computers to complete work about Electricity and light.

In Art and Design and D&T we will be creating lovely paintings and drawings of fireworks and we will be designing and making stained glass windows. 

In RE we will be talking about God and asking the question ‘Why does Christmas matter to Christians?'

In P.E we will be looking at Dance and Games and Skills. P.E is on Monday and Friday, so please ensure that your child has their P.E kit with them for the whole week. Please could your child have black shorts and a plain white t-shirt and plimsolls for when we do P.E indoors. 

Please can you ensure that your child has a waterproof coat with them everyday, so we can be ready for whatever weather!

 

Mrs Hall 

 

 

 

 

 

September 2018 

This half term our new topic is the Farming Fun!

During our topic we will learn about farms and what we need farms for and what grows on the farms. 

In Geography we will be focusing on what farms are like around the world. We will discuss their similarities and differences to UK farms.

During music we will learn some songs about farms and the animals that live on them.

IT skills we will get the children familiar with using computers and logging on and learning how to draw and type on the computers about farms.

In Art and Design and D&T we will be creating lovely paintings and drawings of farms and their produce as well as making our own bread using the grains from a farm.

In RE we will be talking about God and asking the question ‘Who do Christians say made the world?'

In P.E we will be looking at Dance and Games and Skills. P.E is on Monday and Friday, so please ensure that your child has their P.E kit with them for the whole week. Please could your child have black shorts and a plain white t-shirt and plimsolls for when we do P.E indoors. We will be hopefully be spending some of our PE sessions outside so to be prepared for all weathers, please can your child have tracksuit bottoms, a long sleeved top and trainers, for when we do PE outside.

Please can you ensure that your child has a waterproof coat with them everyday, so we can be ready for whatever weather!

 

Mrs Hall

 

To view the topic plan for Class 2 Year 1 click the link below:

 

 

 

 

     

Our topic this half term is Farm Fun, in art we have worked with the Year Two's to create a farm collage.

 

 

 

We have been looking at the story Farmer Duck, we have learnt the story by using actions to help us tell it. We have used the story of Farmer

Duck in our writing by looking at how the characters are feeling, thinking and saying and we have even wrote our own farm stories.  

 

 

  

Year One and Year Two had a visit from a local farmer, Mr Petch. He came into tell us all about farming and what he does on his farm. It was very interesting to find out about all the different crops that Mr Petch grows and what he has to do from planting to harvesting the crops. We came up with some questions to ask Mr Petch, he was very helpful answering these giving us lots of new facts to learn.  

We have been learning about harvest and its importance to us. We went to church to celebrate harvest and to give thanks for all the food that has been grown. Year One were keen to find out if other counties celebrate harvest too. We looked at Africa and found out that they also celebrate harvest but they do this in a different way to us. We learnt that they have a special harvest dance called 'Akonkon' they use this dance as a way to say thank you for the food that has been grown. We made up our own 'Akonkon' dances in the classroom, the children had lots of fun working in groups to come up with their dance moves.