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Year 1 Term 1

Soft fur, sharp claws and twitching whiskers… What’s your favourite animal?

One that meows? One that barks? Or maybe one that scurries or slithers?

National Curriculum

As Writers we will be writing a non chronological report about Tigers, instructions about how to look after a pet and fables exploring retelling of stories.

As Readers we will be reading, listening to and discussing a wide range of books about animals.

As Mathematicians we will be focusing on place value; counting, reading and writing numbers to 10, identify 1 more and 1 less and represent numbers and sort using objects and numbers.

As Scientists we be investigating animals including hums, identifying and naming a range of animals and identifying is they are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores.

As Design Technologists we will create 3D sculptures of big cats using clay.

As Historians we will be researching different species of animals that have become extinct and why.

As Geographers we will be locating where in the world different wild animals originate and design our own zoo or wildlife park.

As Artists we will be painting wild animals using a range of medium and creating different wild animal masks.

In Religious Education we will be exploring the theme of ‘Belonging and Special Times’ focusing around Christianity and Judaism.

In Computing we will be using and exploring ‘Kodable’ app on the iPad to learn programming.


Year 1 Paws, Claws and Whiskers
Homework Project

For this half term’s homework project to support this theme, you can either:

Create a model of a wild animal or your pet using a range of materials.

Create a fact file or scrapbook all about an animal or pet of your choice full of pictures and information.

Find out about unusual pets or animals using non fiction books and the internet, find out where it lives, what does it eat and how are they cared for?

Please bring completed projects in to school by the 2nd October.