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Year 1 - Summer Term 2019

Motion in the Ocean.








This half term, the Year 1 topic is called ‘Motion in the Ocean’


In this geography based topic, the children will learn the names and locations of the five oceans across the world. They will discover what lies beneath the water and why each ocean contains different types of animals.

This learning will be supported by the exploration of the text ‘Dolpin Boy’ written by Michael Morpurgo. Children will make predictions about the story and explore the relationship between a boy and a dolphin.



In Science, the children will revisit their learning from last term, looking at the classification of animals and finding out about their diets. They will also learn to name and identify the different parts of sea animals (gill, fin, antennae, eye, sucker, tentacle, shell, claws) and discover how they differ to other animals.


· What is an ocean?

· Can you find the United Kingdom, London & Portsmouth on an atlas?

· What are the names of the 5 oceans?                                                   

· What continents are the oceans near?

· What animals live in the oceans?



In Art and Design, the children will be investigating tints, tones and shades of colours. The will then use their new skills to create a seascape.


            HOME LEARNING PROJECT-SUMMER TERM 2019          


Children are to create a sea creature at home using different recyclable plastics, cardboards and materials to highlight the pollution in the ocean.


How can you help your child?

  • Reassure your child - Key Stage One is fun and everything will be ok.
  • Support your child with their homework - They will receive regular homework and may need help to begin with.  Each child will be given a reading record and these need to be in school every day.
  • Talk to us - Please let us know straight away if there is anything we need to know.
  • Work with us - If you have any problems or worries speak to your child's class teacher or Mrs Hogan, and we will try our best to sort these out for you.  Only by working together can we ensure your child achieves their very best.











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