Welcome to the webpage for Year 1 Bees and Butterflies.
We have had an exciting start to the term. The children are settling in well and getting used to new routines.
This term we are learning all about plants in science and are going to be planting beans and observing them as they grow. In history, we are learning about significant people who have made a lasting impact on our world today. We have been looking into the life and work of Florence Nightingale. Please see our knowledge organiser below which is full of facts and interesting information to help us with our learning. We will be looking at changes in our world in geography, beginning with the changes that we have seen already this term in school. In art, our focus artist is Kandinsky and we have been looking at how he used lines and colour to create his artwork. In RE we are looking at God within Understanding Christianity and how Christians believe he demonstrates his forgiveness through the parable of the lost son. In music we are learning about hip hop and practising clapping in time to the pulse.
We have had a very busy start to our term and are looking forward to lots of new learning. We are continuing with our focus on significant people in history and this term are looking at the work of Catherine Booth and the Salvation Army. We have a visitor from the Salvation Army coming into school to tell us all about it. We are also having a visit from Ayesha, who will be telling us all about her Muslim faith as we compare the Christian, Jewish and Muslim creation stories in RE.
In art, we will be looking at the work of Van Gogh and how he uses texture in his paintings. In DT, we are learning how to create a slider and making our own story pages using our new skills.
In science, we are looking at different materials and linking this to our English and DT work using the traditional tale of “The 3 Little Pigs” as our starting point.
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