Welcome back! Our topic theme for this half term in Year 1 is ‘Four Seasons’ and for the second half term, ‘Splendid skies.’
We will be learning about the features of the Seasons and the related weather. We will be measuring and recording the weather over a period of time.
The topic will be the inspiration for the Geography, History, Science, Art and Design and Technology this term.
We have begun the first part of our topic by listening to Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’. We discussed each season in turn, sharing what we already knew as well as finding out more closely why we have seasons. As we listened to each piece of music – Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, we responded by drawing pictures of the seasons to the music.
In our art work this term, we will focus on the work of William Morris.
Reception's theme this term is 'Pirate Adventure!' The children will pretend to be pirates travelling to different parts of the world. We will begin our journey by travelling to Polar Lands, finding out about the Arctic and the Antarctic. We will also visit China and find out about Chinese New Year as well as Africa and Italy.