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Year 1

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Autumn 1

Penguins, Possums and Pigs!

This half term, we are learning all about animals! In Geography we will be learning all about hot and cold countries. We will look at the clothing we would need to wear in hot and cold places and find out all about the animals that live there. In Science we will find out all about these animals in depth. We will be looking at how they are similar and different, where they live and what they eat. In Art we will create our very own animal masks and 3D clay models. In Music we will focus on developing our understanding of pitch, using music and musical instruments which relate to animals and the seasons. In PE we will be practising our throwing and catching skills, as well as learning some new dance moves, whilst working on our movement, coordination and balance.  In RE we will be exploring and asking questions about the meaning of stories and how they can make a difference to our own lives. In PHSE we will be learning about different cultures and food that is associated with special times. We will also be looking at active playground games and how we can stay safe in the sunshine. Using the computers, we will learn how to use the keyboard, change the font, colour and text size, as well as how to insert an image into Microsoft
Autumn 2

This half term we are learning all about the Great Fire of London. In History we will be learning all about the events that took place during the Great Fire of London and identifying similarities and differences to modern day life. In Science we will be learning all about seasonal change. We will name and identify features of the four seasons, as well as explore the daily weather patterns within the UK. In Music we will continue to develop our understanding of pitch by exploring different pieces of music and musical instruments. In PE we are going to learn some “Fantastic Gymnastics” with a professional Gymnastic coach, as well as working on our multi-skills. In Design and Technology we will be making our own pop up creations based around the Great Fire of London. In RE we will be exploring the concept of celebration and how we celebrate special events. In PSHE we will be identifying the people who help us and how we can ask for help, as well as thinking about our personal safety. In Computing we will experiment with creating art on a digital platform by inserting and creating images and sounds.

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