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Year 1 – Term Newsletter 'Rainforest'

Teacher: Miss Hilton
TA: Mrs Rice. PPA Cover- Mrs Abbott

Our topic is ‘Rainforest’. We aim to incorporate this across other subjects for a creative curriculum. Here is a snippet of what we shall be doing. 

Literacy
Non-fiction and information texts about rainforests and the animals found there. Poetry linked to rainforests and the senses. Setting descriptions using adjectives. 

Numeracy
Time, properties of 2D and 3D shape, number and place value, money, addition and subtraction. 

Science
Weather; compare weather in England to weather in rainforests. Making rain catchers. Life cycles of rainforest frogs. 

Geography 
Rainforests; location (maps/continent/country), comparing to other parts of the world. 

Art
Exploring texture, pattern and printing using different media. Wax and water colour reptile and plant paintings. Animal craft. 

Values & Beliefs
Christianity; Disciple/faith. Why do Christians trust Jesus and follow him? 

PE
Crossfit and multi skills/ athletics. 

Computing
Using Word to type Rainforest information/facts. 

Music
Charanga- ‘use your imagination.’ 

Notices: 

PE is on a Tuesday and Friday 
Please ensure your child has a full, labelled school kit for all weather use. 

Homework 
Homework shall be sent home on a Thursday, in by the following Wednesday. If books are not handed in homework sheets can be found on the class door. 

Spelling Test 
Every Friday children will have a spelling test. 

Class Twitter page
@AshClass1

If you have anything to support our topic please bring it in for the topic area. Thank you.