Summer holiday activities
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Shiver Me Timbers - we're setting sail this term on a rip-roaring Pirate Adventure!
We have secretly (Shh, don't tell the children!) sent two of our pirate crew, Pirate Jim-Lad and Swashbuckling Matilda, off on a sea-faring journey around the world. They are sending us postcards so we can track their journey, learning about the UK, the seven continents and five oceans as we go. We are starting with a look at the four UK countries.
In maths, we have been learning the days of the week and months of the year, using songs to help us, moving on to learning to read o'clock and half past times on an analogue clock.
Our English is pirate-themed to fit with our voyage. We have written Wanted posters for some very fierce looking pirates and pirate countdown poems using ing verbs and adjectives. We will be moving on to reading pirate stories and finding out facts about real pirates.
This term we are “All Aboard for Year 1!” We have already made a super start with lots of busy learning going on.
Our topic this term is The Victorians and we will be finding out how the Victorian times were different to now, including school life and home life. Our role play area is a Victorian kitchen where we have been busy cooking on a Victorian cooking range.
In science, we will be learning about Seasonal Changes, focusing on changes in Autumn. We will be out and about looking for signs of Autumn.
In English, we will be learning about labels, lists and captions, then moving on to stories with familiar settings such as The Tiger Who Came to Tea. There will be a big focus on letter formation and writing in sentences, as well as lots of phonics!
Our maths this term will start with place value work, reading, writing, ordering and comparing numbers to 100, moving on to addition and subtraction.
We have already got some challenges up and running in our continuous provision areas to support and extend the children’s learning, and adding in foundation subjects such as music, art, PE and RE…… we’ll be very busy!
Below is a link to our autumn newsletter, which contains important information about the year ahead.