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THE SEASIDE

Our Seaside Stunning Start

Year one had great fun during our stunning start. 

We painted beach scenes using tones and shades of blue. 

We had a fish and chip lunch in the school dinner hall then we played traditional beach and funfair games - Boules and Tin Can Tumble.

We watched a Punch and Judy puppet show with magic tricks and finally ate ice-creams with sauce and sprinkles!

 

 

Having fun....

The Seaside

 

Our new topic for the Summer term is The Seaside! Get your smart sunglasses and thinking caps packed and ready to learn about the different areas of the curriculum through this super sunny theme.

 

As readers and writers of English we will be:

  • Exploring the story of The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch by Ronda and David Armitage.
  • Creating artwork to illustrate this story using collage techniques.
  • Exploring non-fiction texts about different types of animals; birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians and mammals.
  • Revising Set 3 sounds in phonics.
  • Practising alternative sounds for spelling and tricky spelling rules.
  • Practising letter and number formation as part of handwriting.
  • Sequencing events from a story.
  • Acting out different scenes and exploring what each character is like.
  • Writing sentences using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
  • Applying our phonic knowledge to segment and blend to read and write sentences.

 

As Mathematicians we will be:

  • Recapping how to count in 2s, 5s and 10s.
  • Describing turns and positions as part of geometry.
  • Counting forwards and backwards to 100.
  • Looking at the hundred square.
  • Partitioning and comparing numbers to 100.
  • Ordering and finding one more and one less with numbers to 100.
  • Recognising notes and coins and counting in coins.
  • Using language of before, after and dates to explain time.
  • Telling the time to the hour and to the half hour.
  • Writing and comparing time.

 

As Scientists we will be:

  • Learning to describe the structure of a fish and naming some common types of fish.

  • Exploring the life of the famous marine biologist Rachel Carson.

  • Learning to describe the structure of amphibians and naming some common types of amphibians.

  • Learning to describe the structure of reptiles and naming some common types of reptiles.

  • Learning to describe the structure of birds and naming some common types of birds.

  • Learning to describe the structure of mammals and naming some common types of mammals.

  • Recognising the basic needs of animals to survive

  • Exploring plants and animals that live in a sand dune habitat and how they are adapted to this environment.

  • Exploring plants and animals that live in a rock pool habitat and how they are adapted to this environment.

  • Exploring plants and animals that live in a coastal cliff habitat and how they are adapted to this environment.

  • To recognise that some foods and drinks contain ingredients that are not good for our bodies.

 

As Historians we will be:

  • Exploring what going to the seaside in the past was like.

  • Asking questions and finding answers about holidays in the past.

  • Learning about what people did at the seaside in the past.

  • Exploring how and why holidays have changed over time.

 

As Geographers we will be:

  • Locating and identifying the four countries of the United Kingdom on a map.
  • Naming and locating the capital cities of the UK and finding Manchester on a map of the UK
  • Learning the name and location of the seas and ocean surrounding the UK.
  • To discuss the different types of environments that people can visit and describe what they are like (town, village, city, countryside, seaside), with a key study of a local seaside resort.
  • Learn about the key features of a seaside resort.
  • Find out about the human and physical features of a coastal resort.  
  • Using compass points to move around a map. 

 

As Artists we will be: 

  • Learning about the famous artist Eileen Downes.

  • Exploring how to cut, fold/overlap, glue and trim materials

  • Designing and making a beach collage

  • Evaluating our final piece of artwork

 

As Design Technicians we will be:

  • Learning about different types of bags

  • Exploring the life of a famous bag designer Cath Kidston

  • Researching and testing different ways of joining materials

  • Learning how to sew two pieces of fabric together

  • Designing and making a beach bag

 

As part of our studies of Religious Education and PSHE we will be:

  • Asking the big question what does it mean to belong to a faith community?

  • Exploring different religious symbols and meanings.

  • Learning about different religious traditions.

  • Discussing our 'good and not so good feelings' and our 'big feelings' and how they impact our behaviour.

 

As Musicians we will be:

  • Learning vocal warm ups.

  • Learning rhythms and how to play them on the ukelele.

As Mathematicians this term we will be learning about place value. We will be: 

  • Looking at numbers to 10/20
  • Counting forwards and backwards to 10/20
  • Representing numbers to 10/20
  • One more and one less
  • Comparing objects within 10/20
  • Comparing numbers within 10/20
  • Ordering numbers within 10/20 and looking at a number line
  • Addition and subtraction within 10/20.

 

Our Texts for this half term: Flotsam and The Wiseman and The Tiger

As English Readers and Writers this half term we will be exploring the the story of Flotsam, The Tiger and the Wise Man and exploring non-fiction texts about India. We will use our topic of Investigating India to inspire our writing. We will be:

  • Revising Set 1 and learning set 2 sounds in phonics
  • Practicing letter and number formation as part of handwriting
  • Sequencing events from a story
  • Acting out different scenes and exploring what each character is like
  • Writing sentences using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
  • Applying our phonic knowledge to segment and blend to read and write words.
Our Topics this term will be New Beginnings and Investigating India.

Investigating India

As Scientists we will be:

- Observing the changes that occur across the seasons of the year

- Observing and describing how the weather changes across the season

- Observing and describing how the day length varies across the year

 

As Geographers we will be: 

- Locating the seven continents on a globe and world map 

- Locating the UK and India on a globe and world map and in relation to the continents

- Comparing biomes across India

- Comparing the weather and climate between the UK and India

- Setting up a weather station

- Comparing the life of a child in Chembakolli and Timperley

- Creating a tourist guide for a specific area or landmark within India

 

As Design Technicians we will be:

- Looking at a specific design problem and creating a design brief for us to work towards

- Exploring a variety of healthy snacks and using some standard language to compare them

- Developing our skills of cutting, chopping, peeling and grating

- Designing our own healthy snack that children can bring to school

- Making and evaluating our own healthy snack that children can bring to school

 

As Computer Technicians we will be:

- Investigating how we can use technology to present information

- Using software to create a presentation about a specific subject

- Evaluating the success of our presentations and editing when and where necessary

 

As Musicians we will be:

- Listening to and appraising different types of music

- Learning a song and practicing performing it together

- Playing some musical instrument s to add to our singing

- Composing some of our own parts to add to our final performance

 

As Artists we will be:

- Comparing and contrasting the art work of William Morris with traditional Indian Rangoli patterns

- Exploring the use of printing to create art work

- Designing our own piece or art using the method of printing

- Making and evaluating our own piece of art using the method of printing

 

As part of our Religious studies we will be:

- finding out about people's beliefs, what, how and why they celebrate and the different festivals. 

 

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