Welcome to Class 1B with Mr Bosworth and Mrs Dixon.
Welcome to Class 1B with Mr Bosworth and Mrs Dixon.
In English this half term, we will be exploring the Hawaiian islands and using what we have learned to create information texts, poetry and narratives based on this tropical location.
We will continue to improve our knowledge of tenses, apostrophes, adverbs and pronouns as well as grouping related information.
In music this half term the children will be reflecting on the styles and techniques taught this year. They will learn to perform the song with instruments and improvisation.
The children will have the opportunity to reflect upon the music they have appraised, the instruments they have played and the songs they have learned.
In maths, 1B will be consolidating what we have learned this year, to get a deeper understanding of methods and techniques.
We will be using practical methods to describe and solve measures in order to solve word problems. We will be revisiting length and height, mass and weight, capacity and volume, telling time and 3D shape.
In geography, 1B will be taking a journey through the geographical locations and features of Hawaii. We will be using a compass to navigate oceans on world maps, looking at physical features of the islands and comparing the geography of Hawaii to that of our own country. We will be looking at vegetation both on land and sea and using grid references to locate landmarks and islands.
In art we will be using a range of techniques to study the culture of Hawaii. We will be creating 3D sculptures of boats from Disney’s Moana, using patterns to create traditional Mauri art, exploring food as an art material, using sand to create decorations and comparing some of these techniques to those used in art galleries today.
In computing we will be learning to program Bee-Bots. We will be learning to create step by step instructions for the Bee-Bots to follow and in doing so will be creating algorithms to achieve a particular goal. We will be learning to predict how our programmes will work and how to program their toy to follow their algorithm.
English this half term the children will write narratives based upon friendship and belonging by looking at Linda Sarah and Benji Davies stories. We will be reading and understanding the themes of these books to build on children’s understanding of stories that are read to them.
We will begin to look at new areas in grammar such as tenses, apostrophes and adverbs and build these into our writing.
In Maths this half term, the children will be developing their knowledge of number by counting higher, adding and subtracting bigger numbers and using taught methods to solve word
problems. We will be counting forwards and backwards across 100, practising our writing of numbers as words and solving word problems.
We will be understanding more about the natural world in science by studying animals and their habitats. By exploring and
comparing our local area to that of other countries, we will identify a variety of animals and habitats, look at food chains and identify herbivores/carnivores including predator and prey.
In history, we will be exploring changes within living memory. These include developments in technology from the 80’s to the present and be heavily focused on games and toys.
Children will gain an understanding of how and why things change with time and look at timelines of toys that many parents played with compared to toys that they play with today.
In English this half term the children will write narratives and poems based on Julia Donaldson’s stories. We will be reading some of her lesser known stories so children learn a broad range of the author’s work. We will be looking at using rhyming words in our narratives and story maps to create poems of our own and story maps that have rhythm.
In Music this half term the children will be listening to Rhythm in the way we walk by Joanna Mangona. They will learn to perform the song with instruments and improvisation. We will then move onto exploring rap and understand the importance of vocal warm ups to improve our singing.
In Mathematics this half term the children will continuing to learn about measurements and applying their skills to solve related problems.
We will Learn to tell the time and how to record time as a measurement as well as beginning to record capacity and volume and how to read measurements involving this.
In Science this half term we will be understanding more about the natural world by studying plants. By exploring our local area and using our resident classroom plant, we will begin to understand all the important parts of a plant. We will be experimenting by growing our own cress to see the effects that different conditions can have on growth.
In geography we will be exploring our school grounds to understand our local geography. We will look at aerial maps of where we live and understand where we are in reference to the nearest town/city/country/ continent.
We will be comparing and identifying key geographical and man-made locations and landmarks.
This term, 1B will be exploring the traditional tales that many of us have grown up with over the years. We will be learning them in more detail to understand narrative and make our own play scripts. We will be comparing the traditional with the more common Disney adaptations that most of us are more familiar with.
In maths, we will be learning about multiplication and division of numbers, shapes and objects before moving onto measurements. We will explore volumes, weights, lengths, time and money and look at how we use these outside of the classroom.
In history, we will be looking at events past living memory with a focus on some Great Fires (so to speak). We will be using research skills to find out dates and information about the Great Fire of London and looking at important historical figures. With this information we will be making comparisons with the Great Fire of Gateshead and Newcastle using primary and secondary sources.
Having the opportunity to mix history and art, it seems fitting to try our hand at some fire painting. We will be mixing colours and contrasting darks and lights to create a flame soaked sky, before filling it out with the silhouettes of 17th Century buildings.
Science will give children the opportunity to carry out investigations about the world around them. With this in mind, Class 1B will be building upon their knowledge of materials taught in Autumn 1. We will be looking at the properties of materials and experimenting with their suitability in different situations.