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At the start of the Summer Term, our topic will be ‘Hot Places’ and Year 1 will be focusing on the country of Australia. 

In English, we will look at the text 'The Koala Who Could' as an introduction to our topic, thinking about some of the animals and creatures that live in Australia, and will be doing some predictions and character descriptions.  We will also be doing imaginative writing about a special, secret, little creature who will be visiting our classrooms later in the term and will look at the woodland habitat where he lives. 

The children will be learning about the different animal groups in science and will also begin to investigate and learn the differences between carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. 

Our artwork will focus on Aboriginal art from Australia and the children will create pictures in the same style using dots.  Following this we will also create sculptures of Australian animals/insects found in the outback.

In Computing, the children will be learning to understand and follow algorithms as well as continuing to use a range of different apps on the iPads to support their learning.   In Outdoor PE we will be working on throwing and catching skills and we will be using the apparatus in Indoor PE.

In geography we will be looking at where Australia is on the map and will look at the human and physical features of the country and how it is different to where we live.


In the second half of the Summer Term, our topic is ‘Victorian Times’ and the children will be doing some research and non-fiction writing Victorian life.

In History, the children will learn about the differences between Victorian homes, school life and jobs and compare them to life today.  They will also look at Queen Victoria, where the children will make comparisons to Queen Elizabeth II.

In D&T, the children will be looking at puppets.  The children will design, make and evaluate different puppets using a range of tools and equipment for joining and finishing. 

In English we will be writing recounts of our visit and enjoying the story ‘Daydream Dan’. We will also be looking at and comparing the stories ‘Rabbit Problem’ by Emily Gravett and ‘Peter Rabbit’ by Beatrix Potter.

In Computing, the children will enjoy finding information about the past and asking and answering questions.

In Science, the children will continue looking at changes in seasons and will be investigating the season of Summer.  They will be recording the daily temperature and looking at the changes in the weather.  Year 1 will also be learning about plants that grow in the summer months and will focus on the different fruits and vegetables we can find in our country.  We will also be learning about minibeasts and will be exploring in our Wild Garden.

In PE we will be concentrating on athletic skills and games and will be getting ready for Sports Day.

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Fabulous Fruit Transport Once Upon a Time Aboriginal Dot Art  

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