The autumn term
5,4,3,2,1... BLAST OFF!
This half term, Year 1 will be exploring and learning all about space in 'Moon Zoom'.
We’ll travel through space to learn about the solar system. We’ll investigate an alien crash site, write an incident report and try to find the aliens who have landed. Where could they be? We’ll make models of the solar system and design spaceships, space buggies and space-related toys. Books and photographs will help us to learn about the first lunar landing and the astronauts who venture into space. Floor robots will be programmed to move around an alien landscape, and we will compose space sounds and dances. We’ll also explore satellite images, investigate rockets and use ICT to communicate our ideas and present our work.
At the end of our project, we’ll share our learning in a variety of different ways. We’ll read our exciting science-fiction stories aloud, sing space-themed songs and create an exhibition of our space models. It will be out of this world!
During this half term, we will also be looking at big cats, small rats, tiny fleas and buzzing bees as part of 'Paws, Claws and Whiskers'. We will discover that animals come in all shapes and sizes! Meeting an animal expert will allow us to ask and answer questions, share information about the pets we have at home and write animal information booklets. Year 1 will study animal artwork, draw detailed animal pictures to capture their special features and make collages, sculptures and prints. Famous animal fables will make us laugh, and we will have fun reading them aloud. We’ll spot similarities and differences between animals, look at different habitats around the world and investigate camouflage. Designing a zoo is even on the agenda!
At the end of our project, we’ll share our work by taking part in an exhibition of our amazing artwork and performances of animal songs, with musical accompaniment. We will also share our knowledge of animals and recite amusing rhymes that may include an animal noise or two!