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Welcome to Earth Class!


Welcome to Year 1!


Your teacher in Earth Class is Miss Shaw and your helper Mrs Young. 


Our Learning Experience is called The Tree-mendous Outdoors!

Hook The children will be taking part on a trip to Stourhead on Thursday 19th April to carry out a number of activities. They will have the opportunity to do some watercolour painting, bark rubbing, nature I spy and foraging from the woodland.


Week 1 Monday 9th April 2018 Welcome to Zambia week! We will be looking closely at pollution in our local area and what we can do to stop or limit it. We will find out what pollution is, take part in a walk around Wincanton to identify pollution in our local area and then come up with ways we can limit the levels of pollution. The children will have been asked to bring in a clean jam jar into school that they are going to then decorate to be used as a pen or pencil pot. In Maths, we will be counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. The children will use pictures, bead strings and number lines to support their counting.


Week 2 Monday 16th April 2018- As an introduction to the Learning Experience we will be carrying out a visit to Stourhead (date to be confirmed) to spend time in the beautiful outdoor surroundings and become immersed in nature, learning about local deciduous and evergreen trees. The children will be introduced to the class story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ through an element of surprise when they find some mysterious beans on the classroom floor! In this first week we will also begin our healthy eating in D&T and carry out some blind taste tests!! The children will plant their own beans, sunflowers and cress to care for throughout the learning experience.


Week 3 Monday 23rd April 2018 - During English this week, the children will be immersed in Jack and the Beanstalk. They will draw story maps and perform the story with friends. In Music the children will continue to listen Vivaldi’s four seasons and produce their own tree artwork inspired by the music. Our healthy eating project will continue with the planting of our own vegetables to grow in the Year 1 garden and discuss what a plant needs to grow. In Maths, the children will begin to explore division by starting with a given total and making groups of an equal amount.


Week 4 Monday 30th April 2018 This week we are going to be Scientists and we will be investigating what the inside of a plant looks like through a magnifying glass and drawing detailed labelled pictures. After being immersed in Jack and the Beanstalk last week, this week we will be thinking about which parts of the story we want to change so we can write our own version of the story. In D&T we are going to be looking closely at where our food comes from. During maths lessons we will be exploring fractions. The children will learn to recognise, name and write fractions for a set of objects or of a shape.


Week 5 Monday 7th May 2018Following on from last week in English, we will be writing our own stories based upon Jack and the Beanstalk with a twist! In Science we will be turning our attention to trees and starting to identify trees using identification charts. During D&T the children will be exploring different foods and finding out about a healthy diet. We will have reached the final season in Vivaldi’s four season this week and the children will be completing their tree artwork.


Week 6 Monday 14th May 2018 This week in D&T the children will start to design their own healthy salad and hopefully our vegetable garden is growing nicely to inspire them! In English the children will be introduced to a new story called ‘Tidy’. The children will use the mistakes Badger makes in the story to design posters and instruction lists for how to look after the Recreation Ground in Wincanton. During our Art lessons over the last 2 weeks the children will create a spinning wheel for the four seasons. Throughout maths lessons this week the children will be describing position, direction and movement. This will include whole, half, quarter and three-quarter turns. During the week we will also re-cap 2D and 3D shapes.


Week 7 Monday 21st May 2018 - During this final week, the children will get to create their healthy salad. Fingers crossed it will be with the vegetables from our garden! We will discuss the importance of hygiene during food preparation. In our final Science lesson the children will complete their bean diary and discuss what has gone well and not so well and begin to think about why it happened. In English they will be completing their posters and instructions.



Take home task:

To make an identification card for their favourite tree or flower (no bigger than A5).

Bring to school by: Friday 18th May




Just a few bits of information about our week:


  • PE is on a Thursday and Friday, please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school on these days.
  • Maths and English homework will be sent home on a Friday and need to be returned by Tuesday.
  • Your child will have their own reading book from school to read at home with you.

If you have any questions about Year 1 please speak to a member of the Year 1 team who will be more than happy to help.


Miss Shaw




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