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Year 1

Frogs

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Miss Batty

Butterflies

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Miss Moroney

Welcome back Butterflies and Frogs!
Our topic this term is called ‘It’s a Wonderful World’. We will be kick starting our topic with a special day called ‘Escape to Africa!’ where we will pack our suitcases and get ready for our learning journey to explore the continent of Africa.
We will be covering a range of curriculum areas this half term, including geography (exploring and comparing Africa to the UK, including homes, clothes, entertainment, culture, climate and physical features), science (investigating African animals, habitats and food chains),  ICT (e-safety and coding), art (African weaving)  and D.T (designing and making African musical instruments).
In Literacy we will be using the African traditional tale ‘The Sweetest Song’ as inspiration for our writing. This will include a narrative piece and either an explanation or recount based on the tale. We will also continue to build on our knowledge of phonics by revising the sounds we have learnt so far this year (in particular the phase 5 sounds) in preparation for the Phonics Screening test.
In Maths we will start by learning we will develop our addition and subtraction skills further and focus on applying them to solve various problems. We will also be learning about fractions.
Please continue to read with your child as much as you can and to complete their weekly home learning tasks. We also hope you have found the personalised reading zap cards and spelling wordbanks useful for supporting your child at home and remind you to continue practising these words little and often. If you have any questions about these please don’t hesitate to come and ask us.

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