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?
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.
We are learning to count forwards and backwards and learning about one more.
This week's homework is;