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This term, we are jumping straight into action with the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check, which will be happening during our first week back. Time to show off all of the learning and practising that we have been doing at home and at school!

Looking ahead, we will be continuing to read The Jungle Book and, this half term in English, our focus will be on developing our skills as writers. We will be writing more about real life as well, producing instructions, diary entries and fact files to showcase our learning.

In Maths, we are all about measurement! Beginning the term with a focus on mass and weight, we will move on to learning about capacity and temperature, and finish with length and height. All the while, we will be revising our ability to calculate and problem-solve by adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.

In Science, our topic is Astronomy, which I'm sure our class of scientists will enjoy. We will be learning about the planets in our solar system, how Earth orbits the Sun, the phases of the Moon, and some star constellations!

In History, we will be studying the Tudors, focussing on Henry VIII and his three legitimate children, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I.

In Art, we are going to be finding out about murals and tapestries. We will learn about Michaelangelo and his stunning work on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, as well as finding out how pictures can be woven, and then give it all a try ourselves!

In RE, we will be looking at the question, 'Why is the Torah such a joy for the Jewish community?' We will learn more about the Torah, making connections with all of our learning about the Bible this year. We will also find out about Moses and his importance within Judaism.

In the midst of all this, we will also be finding some time to go on trips, complete a yummy DT project on food, begin our transition to prepare us for next year, sing, dance, and enjoy the rest of our time together!