Welcome to Year 1’s new topic: ‘Super Structures.’ A wicked witch has challenged us to build the tallest tower possible using only newspaper, marshmallows and spaghetti. (We hope the witch is not planning to lock anyone in the tower!) We should be quite good at building a tower…as long as we don’t eat all of the marshmallows first!
Our literacy is all about a little girl who has long golden hair and she might even be locked in a tower herself. Does she need a prince to rescue her, or can she rescue herself? We will be making books and writing our own fairy stories to share with each other. We can’t wait!
In history we will be learning all about The Great Fire of London. We will find out how the fire started and why the houses all burnt down. We will also look at some diary entries from a famous man called Samuel Pepys who saw London burning.
In science we will be investigating different materials. We will be investigating which material would make a waterproof hat for Little Ted and which materials will stop the moon from shining through Naughty Nora’s window. We will test materials to find out if they can bend, twist, or squash and find out the difference between man-made and natural objects.
In design and technology, we will be building our own bridges to help the Three Billy Goats Gruff cross the river. They will need to be free-standing structures and strong enough for all three Billy Goats to stand on! We will also be investigating the school grounds to see if we can find any free-standing structures.
In computing we will making sure we know how to use technology safely and we will practise our ‘logging on’ skills. We will also be looking at how the library scanner works and what happens to books when the are scanned in and out of the library.
We will finish our topic with an exciting trip to Portchester Castle to find out about structures from a long time ago. We can’t wait!
Homework is given out and returned on Monday.
Our library day is Friday.
PE is on a Tuesday.
Yr 1 2023-24
Yr R 2022-2023