Year 1

Mrs A Martin
Teacher
Mrs A Martin
Designated Safeguarding Lead and SLT
Miss C Burden
Teaching Assistant
Miss C Burden
Mrs S Miller
Trainee Teacher
Mrs S Miller

Year 1 Curriculum Project

Year 1 Project - Paws, Claws and Whiskers

Big cats, small rats, tiny fleas and buzzing bees!

This half term, we’re going to discover that animals come in all shapes and sizes! Meeting an animal expert will allow us to ask and answer questions, share information about the pets we have at home and write animal information booklets. We’ll study animal artwork, draw detailed animal pictures to capture their special features and make collages, sculptures and prints. Famous animal fables will make us laugh, and we will have fun reading them aloud. We’ll spot similarities and differences between animals, look at different habitats around the world and investigate camouflage. Designing a zoo is even on the agenda!

Help your child prepare for their project
Animals are amazing! Why not take photos of a favourite pet together and describe their habits, likes and dislikes? You could also put bird food in the garden and visit a local park or nature reserve for a spot of bird watching. Make a note of their markings and features then use a simple spotting book or app to identify different species. Alternatively, visiting the local pet shop or petting zoo would allow you to observe a wide range of different animals

 

Innovate Challenge - Look after a mystery animal

Art and Design Talking about art; Drawing; Collage; Making Models; Painting; Sculpture; Masks and products

D&T - Designing labels; Designing and making animal enclosures

Geography - Using and making maps; Describing physical features

Computing - Retrieving images; photography; using presentation software

Music - Animal songs

Science - Animals, including humans; Working scientifically

Science Investigations - Can you leap like a frog? What is camouflage for? What can worms sense?

Year 1 Key Information

In Year 1 PE lessons are timetabled for Wednesdays and Fridays.

Reading books are changed throughout the week. 

Weekly spellings will start coming home after October half term. 

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English 

This week we reflecting on our visit from Henry, Mrs Miller's dog. We will be learning to write sentences. We will also be talking and writing about our own pets. 

Maths   

We are learning to count forwards and backwards and learning about one more.                       

Additional Information

This week we will be talking about our own pets. Please send in a picture of your pet or email a photo to office@lenham.kent.sch.uk  Don't have a pet? Is there a pet owned by family or friends that your child knows well -you could send in that picture instead!

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This week's homework is;

  • To read for at least 10 minutes everyday to an adult.

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