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Cromwell Academy

Cromwell Academy

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1 Palm Tree Class! My name is Mrs Guerin and I will be teaching Year 1 this year. This half term we will also be joined by Mrs Tranter and Mr Farrant.

Year 1s have had a fantastic half term which has been jam packed with hard work and lots of fun!

In our class we like to have fun with our learning and take part in practical, hands-on activities. We will be developing our independent learning skills as well as working hard together. Our achievements from both home and school will be celebrated and shared with family and the rest of our school.

Our next topic is going to be based all around the book‘The Gruffalo’. We have lots of exciting and hands on learning ahead of us to look forward to. Please feel free to come and speak to me throughout the year should you have any questions, queries or concerns!

Spring A

Our topic this half term will focus around the wonderful story ‘The Gruffalo’.

We will be:

  • Writing our own page that could be added to the story of The Gruffalo, creating an information book about animals which live in the woods and creating our own rhyming poems.
  • Extending our place value knowledge, solving addition and subtraction problems and looking at some new methods to help us solve these problems.
  • Creating patterns using animal footprints, building our own shoebox woodland scene and using different media to create a Gruffalo and baking our own delicious Gruffalo cakes.
  • Developing our learning about coding using PurpleMash and using 2story to retell the story of the Gruffalo.
  • Looking at various religions and some of the rituals they take part in.
  • Labelling the parts of the human body, investigating the five senses, grouping animals and using the words carnivore, herbivore and omnivore to describe what animals eat.

Exploring where animals live and comparing animal’s habitats from hot and cold countries.