After a well-deserved half term break, year 1 are excited to start their new topic ‘Who are our neighbours?’ which has a Geography focus. The children will be exploring their own locality, using observation skills to study the geography of their school and community. They will be using a variety of maps and will begin to use geographical vocabulary to describe their local area. The children will also be locating and naming the 4 countries of the UK and their capital cities.
We will be talking to some residents in Stockingford to find out about their jobs in the local area. The children will ask questions to find out more about the jobs and think about what they would like to be.
In Science, the children will be identifying and naming different plants and leaves in their local community. They will be describing the structure of a flowering plant including trees.
In R.E., we will be looking at how different people in our community celebrate special occasions before moving onto a Christianity unit linked to Christmas.
This half term we will start to use our new PSHE scheme, Jigsaw with a focus on the topic ‘Being me in my world.’ This will include looking at feeling safe and special, being proud of ourselves and how to recognise feelings when faced with certain consequences.
We will be starting off our half term by reading some well-loved traditional fairy tales which will be linked to our topic. The traditional fairy tales include ‘Goldilocks and the three bears’ and ‘The three little pigs’ to name but a few. We will then move on to ‘On the way home’ by Jill Murphy, ‘When I grow up’ by Tim Minchin and ‘Windows’ by Julia Denos.