Our Topics for this Year

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With Thanks,

The Year One Team

Mrs Conidi, Mrs Daniels, Mrs Uppal, Mrs O’Regan, Miss Blount and Mrs Wilkins

Welcome back, we hope you’ve had a lovely Christmas break. This half term we are going to learning about houses and homes. The children will be enjoying reading stories about homes and using these an inspiration to write their own stories and even writing letters to some of the story characters. We will also be using non-fiction texts to find out more about different types of homes built using different materials, homes around the world and also comparing homes from the past with homes from today. The history focus of our topic will be brought to life on our visit to Newstead Abbey, where amongst other things the children will have chance to help cook in the Victorian and join in with the house maid washing and cleaning in the scullery! The children will also be exploring different materials and their properties in Science including investigating which materials they think would make the best house for the 3 little pigs. Another exciting project will be in Design Technology in which the children will be investigating which 3D shapes make the best buildings, we will be exploring this using construction and then creating our own 3D structures using frames created ourselves. It’s going to be a busy half term!

 

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