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Koalas - Year 1



Our learning this half term is based around the topic 'Food Glorious Food'. 




 In English we will be looking at books with a food theme.  We will start with Oliver's Fruit Salad and write a list of fruit we would like to use to make our own fruit salad, before looking at Don't Forget the Bacon and writing what we remember seeing at the shops!  We will then read The Day The Banana Went Bad and write descriptions of characters in the story!



This half term we will be learning about numbers to 10, addition and subtraction and shape and patterns. We will apply our learning in problem solving lessons. 






In Science our focus is Animals including Humans. We will learn to name and label the basic parts of the human body. We will also be learning about and exploring our senses.



In Geography we will be learning about the countries which make up the United Kingdom and their capital cities.   The children will be learning about different types of fruit and how to prepare them, before designing, making and evaluating their own fruit salad in Design Technology.    In Music we are following the Charanga Scheme of work.  Our Computing skills will be used throughout the half term in many of our other subjects, and we will also be learning how to log onto the Chromebooks and create a self portrait using Purple Mash.  Our RSHE theme this half term is Being Me in My World and the children will be discussing what makes them special and how to be a good friend.  In RE we will be following the theme of Myself and Caring for Others. We will discuss what it feels like to belong to a group


Our Forest School dates are:

Thursday 15th September 

Thursday 29th September 

Thursday 13th October




We are walking around Clipstone and visiting the Co-Op - Date to be confirmed

We are visiting the Allotments during the week commencing 26th September 2022


We are having a visit from Life Space




We have P.E. on  Monday (Dance) and Wednesday (Multiskills).  In Dance we will perform dances using simple movement patterns.  Multiskills children will master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination. Children will need to come to school in their PE kit on these days.  Children will need a white or green round neck t-shirt, shorts and plimsolls or trainers.  They can also come in joggers.  Long hair will need to be tied back.  If possible, earrings should be taken out.  If this is not possible, they should be covered with plasters or micro-pore tape.




Homework will be posted on Seesaw every Friday.  This may be a link to an activity on Education City or Phonics work.  The children need to complete this by the following Wednesday and they will receive a stamp on their Bear Hunt Sheet for all completed homework.



We expect children to read every night at home, and this to be recorded in the children's reading diary.  Children will get stickers in their diary when they have reached 25, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150, 175 and 200 nights worth of reading, along with a small reward.  



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