Galaxy Class - Miss Gahan & Miss Bacon

Welcome to Galaxy Class

We hope you had an enjoyable Easter break. This half-term our topic is ‘Pre-Historic Life’. We are sure the children will love this exciting topic and will be inspired to learn! We will be exploring different aspects of prehistoric life throughout the half term including, types of dinosaurs and where they have been found, other prehistoric creatures, fossils and famous people related to the research of prehistoric life. Dinosaurs will be the main inspiration for literacy and children will look at a variety of different texts relating to the topic. They will create information texts and reports as well as poetry and creative stories.

In numeracy we will start by conducting practical investigations into capacity, volume and temperature which the children will then use to create graphs to show their findings. We will then be recapping all four operations and different methods used to solve word problems as well as working on recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2s, 5s and 10s times tables.

In science we will be looking at plants and growth, which will include sorting plants into groups using similarities and differences. Children will also be making links between living things and their habitats, exploring local habitats, microhabitats and world habitats, comparing and contrasting, collecting and recording data and beginning to look at variation in species. They will be using observations to explain how we can tell that plants are living things as well as setting up a simple comparative test and making a prediction

The children will be learning about Islam in RE and understanding what is important to Muslin children and their families.

We are looking forward to an exciting term!

As always any topic related books or resources your child would like to share with the class, then they are welcome to bring them in.

Ms Gahan, Miss Bacon, Mrs Nash, Mrs Peacock

If you wish to know more about the curriculum in our class, please see either Miss Gahan or Miss Bacon. For your information the reading scheme we use in Key Stage 1 is DFES letters and sounds.

Ava & Chase Ellie