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Up, Up and Away! Y1 Summer 2 Topic Web


History: Children will learn about the development of different types of transport, ordering groups of vehicles chronologically and describe changes to methods and modes of transport.


R.E: We will be exploring different prayer rituals and types from different religions. We will be writing a simple‘ I am thankful’’ prayer and explaining what is important to me, or other people and why.


P.E: In PE we will participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.


DT: Children will be challenged to design and build a wheeled vehicle, using a fixed wheel/moving axel system. They will experiment with wheeled toys to gain ideas


Geography: We will be discussing places we visit on holiday, finding them on a map, and we will talk about the appropriate way of travelling to the places. We will name some very hot and cold places and find these on a globe.


Science: We will be learning the difference between pushes and pulls and how these are used in everyday life. We will be learning that pushes and pulls can be used to cause or change movement or to change shape.


Computing: We will understand what algorithms are and how they will be implemented as programs on digital devices and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions using beebots.


Literacy: We will be focusing on the story ‘Meerkat Mail’ Children will be planning, writing and drafting an alternative story based on an animal going on a travelling holiday. We will be using adjectives, different sentence openers, different conjunctions (and, because, but, so), using question marks and exclamation marks. Weekly we will be focusing on a specific GPS area especially phase 5 sounds.


Maths We will be locating 2-digit numbers on a beaded line and 100-square. We will be recognising odd and even numbers; counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.  We will be multiplying by 2, 5, 10 by counting in groups/sets; find doubles to double 10 and related halves; halve odd numbers up to 10. We will be revisiting work on time and will begin to tell the time to half hour and quarter hour on analogue clocks and begin to read these times on digital clocks;  we will revise months of the year; read, interpret and create a pictogram.


Enrichment Activities: ‘Hooray!...We’re going on a holiday!’ We are going to have a holiday themed day with lots of exciting activities. Your child is invited to come to school dressed in summer clothes. Please could they bring a souvenir/ picture from a holiday they have been on to discuss with the class. Date to be confirmed nearer the time.


Phonics screening test: This will take place week beginning 11th June – 15th June.