Rectory Lane, Watton-At-Stone, Hertfordshire, SG14 3SG

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Watton-at-Stone Primary and Nursery School

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End of term - 24th July - 2.15pm finish

PE days are Wednesday and Friday

Rabbits (Year 1) Our Teacher is Miss Smith

and our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Lee and Mrs Phillips

English

  • Writing instructions – How to plant a seed.
  • Poetry (performing and writing) – linked to plants and animals
  • Story writing – The enormous turnip, The Magic porridge pot, different versions of Jack and the beanstalk.
  • Phonics and spellings – daily phonics and spelling rules – spelling test each week

Topic

  • To learn about food from around the world.
  • To compare farming in different countries.
  • To find out how farming has changed throughout the years.
  • Using art to research the history of farming.
  • How was food rationed during the war?

  Science

Plants and food

  • Identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees
  • Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees
  • Find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy
  • Performing simple tests, identifying and classifying, gathering and recording data to help in answering questions
  • Investigate how to make butter
  • Investigate how to card and spin fleece
  • Healthy diets (DT)

Computing

Use paint to create a poster -parts of a plant.

Scratch Jnr – to begin to explore coding

P.E.

Gym - Orienteering

Outdoor - Athletics

 Art/DT

Use artwork to gather historical evidence about farming (how do we know).

To recreate famous pieces of art (flowers) e.g. Andy Warhol printing and Van Gogh’s Sunflowers.

Clay work –to make a Buddhist lotus flower.

To create a healthy plate of food / packed lunch / fruit salad.

 Music

BBC Music – Food Fest

The children will explore pitch, timbre, duration, syncopation and tempo through a themed unit all about food. We will also learn songs about parts of a plant, how plants grow and add instruments to accompany songs like Old MacDonald had a farm.

R.E/PSHE

Buddhism - To hear the story of Buddha and other Buddhist stories.

Begin to understand: the eight-fold path, 5

moral precepts, the festival of Wesak.

PSHE – say no to Bullying / Changes

(We will also be following our new ‘Jigsaw’ scheme of work) 

 Homework 

Reading a school book, please record in yellow Home Reading Book. ( A school reward will be given to those who read 5 times a week.)

Spellings - Please learn for a test on the Friday.

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Class Information

  • PE is on Wednesday and Friday. Please can you ensure PE kit is in school these days, including trainers or plimsolls.  No earrings please. 
  • Lunch boxes please make sure they are put on the Yr1 trolley in the corridor next to Owls class before registration. 
  • Homework is due in on Wednesday, so that the following weeks spellings can be stuck in, and will be sent home again on Friday.

Class Links

  • Class Blog for more information on how you can support your child's learning at home please see our class blog wattonrabbits.wordpress.com
  • Class Curriculum Click here for our leaflet.
  • Parents Information Evening - please click here for Powerpoint display
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