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Koalas - Year 1

Welcome to Koala Class!

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Our learning this half term is based around the topic 'Myths and Legends'. 



In English we will start with the book The Princess and the Wizard and use this to write our own poem linked to the story. Later on we shall read The Tudors a comic strip book and use this to write an information page about Henry VIII.  We will then read The Easter Story and write an Easter Story Book. 



This half term we will be focusing on addition and subtraction to 20.  We will learn different strategies to help us with addition and subtraction calculations.   During our Measurement topic we will learn about Length, Mass and Capacity, and we will also complete some work on shape. 






In Science we will learn about Plants.  We will be learning about the structure of flowers and plants and finding out what a plant needs to grow.  



In History we have chosen to focus on Nottingham Castle and Henry VIII in Tudor Times.   We will be making a castle drawbridge in Design Technology. In Music we will be following the Charanga Music Scheme - In The Groove!  This will focus on pulse, rhythm and pitch. The children will learn to sing different styles of music and discuss how it makes them feel. Our Computing skills will be used throughout the half term in many of our other subjects, and we will also be learning about programming.  The children will be learning how to program toys including Beebots. Our Jigsaw theme this half term is Healthy Me. In RE we will be answering the question What does it mean to belong?






We have P.E. on  Monday (Dance) and Wednesday (Athletics).  The Dance will focus on learning Tudor Dances. The children will be working as a class to learn dances and then perform them. In Athletics, they will be learning how to run, skip and jump so that they can compete in different games. 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.




We will be having a little break from homework for the rest of this half term!



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.  The number of reads your child has achieved will also be recorded on a chart which will be displayed in the classroom window. 



Remembrance Day Poppy Painting

Glow in the dark Dodgeball!

Father Christmas

Christmas Party

Happy Harvest!

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