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Year 1 - Spring Term 2019


We’re going on a Bear hunt



Our topic this term in Year 1 is called ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ and is based on the well-known story by Michael Rosen. 

The children in Year 1 arrived at school after the half term break to find bear foot prints and clues from the story in their classroom and learning environment.   They explored what they could find and made predictions about who might have left the clues behind. 

The children then moved on to using the text as a stimulus for story writing about a person going on a journey.  This will be reinforced in geography through the use of maps to explore different routes and the local area. In design and technology, the children will also be creating moving pictures with levers to allow them to retell their story and bring it to life.


Key Outcomes for Knowledge (What should the children know by the end of the topic?)

Can the children name 5 plants?

Can the children describe and make observations about how plants change?

Can the children define the words evergreen and deciduous?

Can the children name the mechanisms used within a moving picture?

Can the children locate things on a map?

Can the children use a key to help them understand the symbols on a map?

Can the children use a map to locate something?



Children will invite their teddy bears to a teddy bears’ picnic. They will then read their stories using their moving pictures and enjoy food created through their recipe writing.


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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