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Year 1

Year 1 – Autumn

In Autumn we will be exploring lots of different animals. Our topic is named ‘Animal Planet’. In the first half term we will be looking closely at different species of animals, artefacts and fact finding from various resources. Our trip to the Great North Museum will help us discover how scientists use fossils to learn about dinosaurs and other creatures from the past.

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Our Autumn 2 Topic

We then be learning about the history of our planet and putting important events on a time line. The children will have the opportunity to learn about different groups of animals, what they eat and if they are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores.




Moon Zoom’ is going to be our topic for this term. Our focus is the different planets in our solar system. The children we get to know the name and order of the planets from the Sun. A special dome will be brought to school so our children can experience space as an astronaut. We will also be researching into historical events and create a space timeline. Watch out for our ‘out of this world’ assembly which includes details of our Park End alien invasion.

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Summer 1

Our topic this half term is ‘Bright Light, Big City’ We will be learning all about the Royal Family, London and important historical events, such as The Great Fire of London. A visit to the cinema will introduce us to a famous bear. Paddington visits London and Park End. To make him feel welcome we will be making him his favourite snack, marmalade sandwiches.
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Summer 2

In our final half term in Year 1 our topic is ‘Enchanted Woodland’. We will be investigating woodlands looking at the different things that grow and live there - hopefully we might get a glimpse some fairies too!

Our focus will be on Art and Design. We will be creating our own fairy houses and boggarts.

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