Year 1 Teresa Class
Mother Teresa was a Catholic nun and missionary. She is famous for her charitable works and helping the poor, hungry and sick people of India. A nun is a person who decides to serve God. Nuns often live together in a place called a convent. They spend their whole life doing the work of God and helping people in their communities. Mother Teresa wanted to be a teacher and she hoped that by helping girls learn to read and write, she could help stop them being so poor. In September 1946, Mother Teresa was on a train journey when she received a message from God. She said that God told her to leave the school she worked in and go to work with the poor and sick people. Mother Teresa helped people who were uncared for and forgotten about. She also opened a school for the poor and a orphanage which looked after children who were homeless and had no families. In 1979, Mother Teresa was given the Nobel Peace Prize for all her years of helping, caring and hard work. Sadly, Mother Teresa died in 1997 and people all around the world were sad to hear about her death.
We are proud to be named after such an inspirational woman who helped so many people in need.
Please take a look at our timetable below to have a look at our PE days and the wider curriculum learning. Pupils must wear school PE kit for PE lessons including their school jumper and black pumps / trainers.
Snack money is £1 per week and needs to be paid via PARENTPAY (no cash.) Children will be provided with fruit for snack free of charge
National Poetry Week
In October we celebrated National Poetry week! We have been doing lots of wonderful activities all around a poem called 'The Owl and the Pussy Cat' by Edward Lear. Have a look at our performance here! We hope you enjoy watching!
Our Learning - Summer Term 2
In our English lessons we will be looking at non-fiction texts. A non-fiction text is a book that provides us with lots of new information and facts. We will be using lots of differnt non-fiction texts as our stimulus for writing. We will be identifying the features of a non-fiction text, finding out who uses a non-fiction text, researching and then eventually writing our own chronological report all about habitats! Click on the link below to find out more information about what a chronological report includes:
In our maths lessons we will be starting our multiplication and division topic. We will be learning how to share equally, make doubles, add equal groups and even start look at fractions. We will also be learning how to tell the time and will be introducing money.
Have a look at this great website to help you with your maths learning at home:
In Phonics, we follow the Floppy' Phonics scheme. Please ensure you are checking dojo each week to practise the sounds we are learning in school. Phonics Play is a wonderful website to support your children in their early reading. Please click on the link below to access this site:
Our topic in History this half term is 'Significant Individuals.' We will be learning all about Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong. We will be finding out who Christopher Columbus was and what he was trying to achieve. We will also research his journey and what he discovered. We will find out who Neil Armstrong, what he is remembered for and how his moon landing impacted the world. We will then start to compare the lives and achievements of Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong.
In our Science lessons we will be looking at Living things and their habitats. We will be finding out what a habitat and a microhabitat is. We will then be looking at habitats on our school grounds and finding out what makes them a good habitat. We will also be going pond dipping and finding out what a food chain is.
RE and PSHE
In Religious Education we will be looking at who is Jewish and how they live. We will be learning how to care for others and the world. We will be learning all about Mother Teresa and finding out what she did for the world and then making connections with our own experiences.
In our PSHE our topic will be 'Growing and Changing' We will looking at our baby photographs and looking at how we have changed as we have grown older.,
Art & Design
Our topic in Art this half term is 'Landscapes.' We will be making our own beach scene, mixing colours and using different textures and materials to create art. This will lead to our final piece of art work which will be producing a beach collage.
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