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Year 1

Creatures of the night


As writers, we are looking at ‘Owl Babies’, ‘The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark’ and Nocturnal animals (Non-fiction). We will be producing some fantastic writing based around these texts. We are writing a setting description, a retell of The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark and a diary entry in role. As well as this we will also be writing a non-fiction write up about owls and other nocturnal animals.


As readers, we will be focusing on using our phonics skills to segment and blend words. For some of us the focus will be on using comprehension to answer relevant questions about the stories and books that we read.


As mathematicians, we will be looking at number and place value and addition and subtraction. As well as this we will be completing a unit on money, looking at the value of different coins and investigating money in a real life context.


As scientists, we are learning all about animals including humans. We will have a particular focus on identifying and naming a variety mini-beasts and common birds, linking to our story ‘Owl Babies’. We will have Eagle Heights coming in to see real life owls and learn about their habitats. We will also be looking at the change of seasons.


As artists, we are going to explore different materials and how these can be used to make an owl. We will use the various materials to make our own owl collage. We will also be experimenting with different textures as we create tree rubbings in our forest school sessions.   


As computer experts, we are going to be interpreting and creating our own algorithms as well as learning how to debug programs.


As geologists, we are going to be learning about the local area, looking at key features and creating our own maps. We will be looking at what we get from our environment


As theologists, we are going to be learning about Judaism including festivals, worship, rituals and ways of life, in order, to find out about the meanings behind them.