Ground Force Gardeners
Fi, fi, fo, fum, watch out grown-ups, here we come!
Welcome to the Summer term and our new topic ‘Ground Force Gardeners.’
We will be developing our green-fingered skills by planting and growing seeds as well as learning how to look after plants and trees. We will be planting and measuring our beanstalks to see how tall they grow…fortunately I don’t think they are magic beans, so we should be safe from the giant!
One of the books we will be reading is ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ by Vivien French. The story is all about a little boy who does not like eating his vegetables, but eventually learns how tasty they can be. In literacy we will be writing instructions on how to plant seeds and writing our own walking guides to our favourite places in the school grounds.
In art we will be looking at the work of Vincent Van Gogh, paying close attention to his ‘Sunflowers’ painting. We will then make printing blocks to create our very own beautiful flower prints.
In science we will be investigating the best place for plants to grow and find out what they need to stay strong and healthy. We will also be thinking about the plants we eat and how they are also turned into different products. On our welly walks, we will attempt to identify and name all of the plants and trees in the school grounds – what a challenge! We will also observe the continuing change of the tree in the KS1 garden as we move through Spring and into Summer.
Geography will see us focusing our attention on our local area; we will become budding adventurers, exploring our stunning school grounds using aerial maps and compasses and identifying what physical and human features of geography our grounds have to offer.
To end our topic, we will be making tasty jam sandwiches and then writing instructions for each other to follow. We really hope our instructions work…otherwise it could get very messy!
Our PE day is still on a Wednesday and this half term we will be outside on the field for athletics, so please dress appropriately for the weather. Our library day is Friday and homework is given out and returned on Monday.
Don’t forget to access Numbots for 10 minutes every day and keep up the regular reading please.
Thank you for your continued support.
The Year One team