This is a job for …
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Year 1 swooping in to begin their first topic called “This is a job for …”We will be investigating people who help us and finding out who the real-life superheroes are. It could be the lollipop person who safely helps you across the road, the firefighter who teaches you about fire safety or Captain America saving the world from baddies. A mystery suitcase has also arrived in Year 1. What could be inside it? Who does it belong to? We will need to put on our detective hats to help work out who the mystery owner is, what is inside it and why has it appeared in Year 1!
In history, we will be looking at the work of two very famous nurturing nurses called Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole A long time ago girls and ladies usually stayed at home, but these two enterprising ladies went to help, and nurse injured soldiers in a faraway place called Crimea.
In computer science one of the first things we will learn about is computer safety. With help from Smartie the Penguin we will learn all about the importance of computer safety and what to do if things go wrong. We will be learning how to log on to the school computers and use the Bee-Bots to create our own algorithms.
In science we will be looking at our brilliant bodies and all the things they can do. We will be testing out our 5 amazing senses and finding out how these senses can keep us safe. I wonder if you can name all 5 senses.
In R.E we will be learning all about Harvest Festival and the Jewish festival of Sukkot. We will be learning lots of Harvest songs and organising our very own Harvest Festival. All the food we collect will then be delivered to the food bank.
To end our topic, we will have our very own super hero day, where children can come to school as a real life hero or fantasy hero.
I wonder who you will be!
Our PE day will be on Wednesdays, so please ensure you child comes into school wearing their PE kit. For safety, please ensure earrings are removed and long hair is tied back. Homework runs from Monday to Monday.
All of this on top of our daily phonics, guided reading, spellings and weekly whizz quiz, we will be very busy Year 1s!
Ms Loizides and Mrs Rumson
Year R 2019-20