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Year 1


Our topic for this term is Oceans and Explorers. We will begin the topic with Geography by naming and locating the 7 continents and 5 oceans of the world. We will explore the physical and human features of France and compare these with features of Waterbeach. In Science, we will continue to explore the seasons by looking at Summer. We will explore the signs of the season, what the weather is like, what clothes we wear and how these compare to the previous seasons. In Art, we will explore the technique printing and make our own printed sea pictures. In Music, we will learn and sing songs about seas and oceans.

After half term, we will travel back to the past and look at the achievements of Amelia Earhart, the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. We will compare her to Bessie Coleman, the first African- American woman to hold a pilot license. In Science, we will explore classifying animals into different groups such as mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. We will learn why they fit into that group and what they eat. In DT, we will explore mechanisms and how leavers and sliders work, before making our own moving picture. In Music, we will make the most of the good weather (hopefully!) and be outside learning to sing playground games.