Welcome to Oak Tree Class!
This term our topic is "Beachcombers" and we will be learning all about the seaside, so get your bucket and spade ready for lots of fun learning! In Science we will be finding out about the sand, seaweed, sea and pebbles with lots of interesting investigations. We will ask the question -Why is the sea salty? The children will also learn about seaside habitats and have the opportunity to find out about under the sea animals with lots of hands on experiences.
In Maths we will continue to learn about the four calculations and measurement of time, length and mass .
Our English will be based around Seaside poetry and the history of the seaside which will include finding out how holidays used to be 100 years ago. We will look at Katie Morag stories and The Lighthouse Keepers lunch will be the inspiration for writing as well as being used for our well dressing this year.
In RE we will think about the questions " Which people are special and why? Who is an inspiring person and why?"
In our topic work the children will find out about the coastlines around the UK and we will compare beaches from the UK to other places in the world. We will find out about the names of the different oceans and seas, locating them on maps. Our History this term will link in with English finding out about how holidays have changed through time. Magic Grandad will take us back in time to find out how it used to be.
In Art and DT the children will learn about LS Lowry and his use of colours and we will make beach hut paintings and clay tiles. The children will create rockpools and 3D lighthouses, egg box habitats and fabric fish.
ICT for Year 1 and 2 will include making pictures using a range of art programmes and continue to learn about E-safety and what it means to be safe online.
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