During our PSHE lessons this term, we will be focussing on 'Celebrating Differences'. We will be looking at how we are all different and unique and how our differences are what makes us special. We will also be exploring the term 'bullying' and discussing what this means as well as actions which follow. We will be talking about how we can contribute to stopping bullying.
During our art and DT lessons this term we will be making our own Bog Babies after reading the story The Bog Baby. We will be exploring different materials that we could use, such a playdough, plasticine and clay before deciding on the material that will work best. We will be able looking at how we could create texture using some clay tools.
During our science lessons this term, we will be reminding ourselves of everyday materials. We will be going on a 'material hunt' to identify different materials that we have within our classroom as well as identify the properties of each material. We will also be exploring animals including humans. We will start by exploring humans, the parts of the body and exploring our senses before identifying different animals and grouping them based on the part of their body.
During our geography lessons we will be exploring hot and cold places. We will be understanding why each of these places are hot and cold using the equator as well as using atlases, globes and different maps to locate some hot and cold places.
During our RE lessons this term, we will be exploring the Easter story, focussing on the main events and using some religious language as we retell the story.
To begin our time in Year 1 we have been using paint and fine liners to create our own self portraits to decorate our new classroom.
This half term we will be learning about the four seasons with a particular focus on Autumn. We will be observing the weather daily using our calendar as well as discuss the different items of clothing that can be worn throughout the Autumn season. We will also be going on an Autumn walk, were we will look for different signs of Autumn and collect some items to create our own artwork in the style of Andy Goldsworthy.
During our RE lessons, we will be learning about how Christians celebrate Harvest. We will be tasting different Harvest vegetables and using some of these to make our own Harvest soup as part of our Design and Technology lessons.
Our History topic this term is 'How life has changed'. We will be looking at how our lives have changed since we were born and also use a variety of different sources to identify how others lives have changed over time. We will be looking at home life and school life from the past and use a range of key vocabulary to talk about the past.
During our Geography lessons this term, we will be exploring our school grounds. We will be observing the different facilities that our school has as well as expressing what we like and dislike about different parts of our school. We will also be creating our own 'messy maps' of our KS1 part of school and creating our own key so that we could add symbols to our 'messy maps'.