Year 1 pupils have been busy this half term learning about ‘Maps of the World’. We learnt about different types of maps and learnt about the four countries of the United Kingdom. We also looked at aerial maps and used these to find the landmarks of Feltham.
We will be continuing our topic of ‘Maps of the World’ where we will be making comparisons of human and physical features of a small area of the United Kingdom. We will also be identifying seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and use basic geographical vocabulary to describe characteristics of the four countries.
We will also be revisiting our topic of ‘Seasonal Change’. We will be learning about what impact seasonal change has on the plants and animals around us. We will observe changes across the four seasons and describe the weather associated with the seasons and how the day length varies.
In literacy, we will be reading the story ’Zeraffa Giraffa’. We will be learning about the features of story writing and using these features to write our own story from another culture. We will be learning about fronted adverbials and including these in our writing. During the end of the term will also learn how to write non chronological reports and create our own holiday brochures.
In numeracy, we will be learning about a range of different measures. We will compare and describe lengths, mass and capacity. By the end of the unit, we will be able to measure and record using standard units of measurement and equipment, including rulers. During the next half term, we will learn how to tell the time. We will be looking at telling the time to the hour and half past the hour. We will also be drawing the hands on a clock fact to show the times.
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