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Autumn 2 in Year 1

Jan 8, 2024 | Year 1 2023/2024

This half term began with learning about the Gunpowder Plot as the children discovered Britain’s historic events that led to the celebration of Bonfire Night. 

The children encountered drama to help with their understanding of the Plot which led them onto the writing of this historic story.  To enrich the children’s learning further they went on a school trip to the Ancient High School to experience what life was lie living in the Stuart era.

The term continued with the fictional text, ‘Owl Babies’. During this topic we became scientists and identified a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. This topic allowed for the children to use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of our school and related this to the habitats of our wildlife.

The term ended with the topic ‘The Time Machine’ where the children went back in time and discovered the Christian message that illuminates from the nativity story. During this topic the children engaged in writing a news report of the historical events leading up to the birth of baby Jesus.

It is during this half term that the children performed the Christmas Nativity which allowed the opportunity for music to be taught in a way that the children used their voices expressively and creatively.

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