## Out of AfricaYear 1 Spring Term 1

### Out of Africa

During this topic, we will be looking at hot areas of the world and the animals that live there, and comparing these places to other countries.

Maths, English and phonics lessons will continue to address gaps in learning.

#### Important information

The Year 1 school day starts at 8.50am and ends at 2.50pm. Every child will be met by their class teacher in the morning. Every child will wash their hands on arrival and have their temperature taken before starting work.

#### In music, I will:

Listen to the Charanga song 'In The Groove' and clap, click and tap the beats.

#### In dance, I will:

Expressivley interpret animals to 'The Carnival of the Animals' piece of music by Saint-Saens.

#### In design and technology, I will:

Design, make and evaluate an animal mask.

#### In PE, I will:

Develop good body tension through taking the weight on different body parts to help strengthen my balancing and gymnastic skills.

#### In RE, I will:

Explore beliefs and teaching of the Muslim faith and learn what the Qu'ran teaches them. Reflect on my own beliefs and understand different values.

#### In PSHE, I will:

Explore how I learn best and explore how I can celebrate my achievements.

#### The Independent Me will:

Explore our core text, 'The Lion Inside.

#### The shared reading texts we will look at are:

Use phonics skills and knowledge to decode for reading.

Read for pleasure including listening and responding to stories.

#### When writing, I will:

Write a story about a small animal who befriends a large animal in the African savannah.

Use my imagination and present my work neatly using punctuation, capital letters and begin to spell words using my phonic knowledge.

#### In geography, the Independent Me will:

Explore hot areas of the world and compare the United Kingdom and Northern Europe to Africa.

The Inquisitive Me will:

#### In maths, I will:

Be adding and subtracting within 20 and understanding place value between 0 and 50.

#### In science, I will:

Look at the changing seasons and observe and describe the weather.

#### In computing, I will:

Create conditions for actions by waiting for a user input on a map (such as responses to questions like, 'Where is the car park?').

#### What if you need to do your learning at home?

All home learning will be put onto Purple Mash, below are links so some websites that will help you.

Follow the link below to access the White Rose Maths Year 1 Home Learning.

Look out for stories and tips and hints with reading, spelling, writing and maths on the Year 1 Twitter - @Year1WIA

#### This Is Me will:

Explore our value of the term which is 'Perseverance'.