Year 1

Topic Overview Summer 1 Newsletter Term: Summer 1
Topic: Aliens Love Underpants

Our topic this half term is 'Aliens Love Underpants'. The role play has been transformed into a spaceship to bring the classroom alive. The children will be able to practise their writing skills in a space log book and maths skills by looking at position and direction and learning all about planets.

For our topic, in English. we will be studying 'Man on the Moon'. The children will read and discuss this book and complete comprehension activities. They are then going to become authors and write their very own adventure story! Your child will design their own alien and its spaceship. They will also be thinking about what their aliens might wear, do, eat and what they might travel in. They will design their own alien mask and then make it.

In science we will be investigating the weather and how it changes throughout the year. Throughout the curriculum we will be looking at significant people and space such as Neil Armstrong and Tim Peake. Our trip this term is May 11th to Jodrell Bank.

Topic Overview Spring 2 Newsletter Term: Spring 2
Topic: Toy Story

This half term our topic will be 'Toy Story'. We will be focusing on books such as Dogger and Old Bear. The role play area will be transformed into a magical toy shop. Also this half term we will be visiting Sudbury Hall Museum on Monday 19th March. The trip will involve taking a look around a real life museum and exploring old and new toys in a Grandma's toys workshop.

In Science we will be learning how to name and identify different materials and in History we will be focussing on developing our historical knowledge by comparing old and new objects such as toys. We will be focussing on linking our movements together to music in Dance this half term.

Topic Overview Spring 1 Newsletter Term: Spring 1
Topic: Little Posties

This half term our topic will be 'Little Posties' and the role play area will be transformed into a post office. We will be focusing on a book called Meerkat Mail and exploring writing post cards letters. We will be writing our own letters to the children in Year one at Norton, Newstead and Whitfield Valley. For our educational visit this term we will be taking our letters to our local post office, buying a stamp and posting our letters! During Mathematics this half term we will be learning about fractions, money and measurement including length, weight and capacity. We will also be practising some mental maths including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Topic Overview Autumn 2 Newsletter Term: Autumn 2
Topic: Fairy Tales

This half term our topic will be 'Fairy tales'. We will be reading lots of traditional fairy tales. Our focus will be on Aladdin and the children will be bring the story to life with lots of acting and retelling and eventually writing the story. The role play area will be transformed into the Genie's Lamp. During Mathematics this we will be looking at counting in 2's, 5's and 10's. The children will also be learning to tell the time. They need to be able to say o'clock and half past the hour. This half term we are very excited to be going to watch this year's pantomime Aladdin at the Regent Theatre on 15th December.

Topic Overview Autumn 1 Newsletter Term: Autumn 1
Topic: The Bog Baby

Our topic for the half term is 'The Bog Baby'. Our fantastic role play area has been transformed into a swamp with activities within the role play including English, Mathematics and topic work. For our first and very exciting educational visit we will be taking the children pond dipping at Park Hall. In English we will be writing descriptions of The Bog Baby and the pond.

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