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Year 1- Seacole Class

Welcome to Seacole's class page.

Term 5

Our theme across the school this term is Recycling and Seacole class will be focusing on the journey of the sea turtles from birth to their life in the ocean. We will be looking at the world and its oceans and how, due to the plastic increase around the world, the affect it has on the wildlife under the sea.

In Science, this will also link to the focus of the weather in Britain and comparing weather around the world. We shall be acting as weather reporters, calculating the weather throughout the term.

In Geography, the children will be using map skills to locate countries and the different oceans. They will be plotting areas on the map where the effects are taking place around the world due to the increase in waste production and how we can change the world for the better. We are hoping that this will develop a class debate on the use of plastics and recycled goods.

Maths this term will focus on the number 50 and beyond. We shall be representing number through the use of various manipulatives and working on the children's mastery in place value. The term we now use in Maths Mastery to represent the previous ‘Tens and Units’ is now called ‘Tens and Ones’.   

In Literacy, we will be exploring various stories surrounding the theme of the environment/ under the sea and recycling such as: 'The Tiny Seed' by Eric Carle, 'Avocado Baby' by John Burningham and 'I will not ever never eat a tomato' by Lauren Child to name a few.

The countdown to the phonics screening has begun and we are working very hard this term to continue to increase our phonic scores! The children are very keen to beat their high score and I have seen a vast improvement in their phonics over the course of last term. Keep it up Seacole!

Finally, please bring in any recycling goods into Seacole class for us to use for our displays and our artistic creations! We shall be looking at a modern artist Michelle Reader, focusing on her artwork on Wildlife and nature. Please feel free to look on her website to see the type of recycling we shall need (especially the plastic fish).

http://www.michelle-reader.co.uk/gallery/wildlife-sculptures/index.html

Our class email is Seacole@thewellsfreeschool.co.uk

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Please keep checking the school website, especially the school calendar for upcoming events.

Miss Muggeridge