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Gayton

CE Primary School

Gayton Class 1, Mrs Bird

Welcome back for the Summer term to all of our wonderful Class 1 children and families! We hope you had a wonderful and safe Easter break.

In English, we will be completing challenges in our Talk 4 Writing sessions, working on the genre of Narrative and writing our own pieces as well as short burst writing where we can practise and apply our growing phonics, spelling and grammar skills. This will be inspired by our focus on ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and texts around this focus as well as writing linked to our historical study of 'The Great Fire of London'.

Our Art and creative work this term will be inspired by work of Sculpture! We will look at the role of a 'potter' what tools they use, how they create their sculptures and then create our own pieces using the skills and knowledge we have acquired. This will be in addition to art and DT work inspired by our focus on 'The Great fire of London' in our History work. This will include work on wheels and axles culminating in us creating our own vehicles.

In Science, we will be looking at plants, we will be able to identify the key parts of plants and their functions. We will act as gardeners, weeding and planting in our outside area and caring for plants over time and analysing how they change and grow.

In RE this term we will complete class shared worship and assemblies reflecting on our Christian beliefs. We will focus on comparing this with Islamic beliefs and practices. We will be looking at Islam and how Muslims live. We will explore the religion, taking an in depth look at the Prophet Muhammad, his 99 names and also the five pillars of Islam. 

In PSHE, we will be looking at what our Relationships, those with family members and friends. This will be alongside ongoing work on recognising feelings, self-regulating, mindfulness and self-esteem. 

In Physical Education, we are continuing to use Real PE to support our lessons as well as exploring Yoga as part of our mindfulness work. 

In History we will be exploring 'The Great fire of London' We will explore the cause and effect of the fire. How it has shaped the London we have today and how it has affected how we construct our homes. We will also explore the role of Fire Fighters, how they worked and were equipped in 1666 and today to look at the similarities and differences over time.

In Geography we will look in detail at the city of London! We will explore its main landmarks and attractions and that it is the capital city of England. We will also look at how it is similar to and different from our own village.

Remember to keep up on our themes and work on Classdojo! I look forward to sharing all of our successes together online.

Mrs Bird