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Gayton

CE Primary School

Gayton Class 1, Mrs Bird

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

In English, we will be completing challenges in our Talk 4 Writing sessions, working on the genre of information texts 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 ‘Giants’ and texts around this focus including 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and 'Tree Giants'.

Our Art and creative work this term will be inspired by work of Picasso! We will look at his use of drawing and sketching skills, shape, line and colour and how he linked these to emotions and perspective when creating his abstract portraits of people. This will be in addition to art and DT work inspired by our focus on Old Toys in our History work. 

In Science, we will be looking at Materials, we will be able to identify what things are made from and investigating lots of different materials inside and outside the classroom. We will act as Scientists, exploring properties of materials, their similarities and differences and what materials are best to construct certain things from and which are not.

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 dreams and goals are and what skills we need to achieve these. 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 toys and comparing the toys that were our favourites and we played with when we were younger and what we play with and prefer now. We will look at how we have grown in our ability to play with more complex things both physically and mentally. Looking at how toys have changed and evolved over time and comparing our toys to those played with in our family member's pasts and even further back in Victorian times.

In Geography we will look at mapping skills, creating simple maps with landmarks and understanding how mapping helps us to engage with and navigate our local area and the world around us.

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

Mrs Bird