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The Living Planet

Welcome to our learning log for 2016-17!


Our first topic has a Science focus and is called "The Living Planet".


During this half-term, we will be learning about:

  • wild and garden plants;
  • the basic structure of plants and trees;
  • how life on earth is inter-connected and inter-dependent;
  • to create observational drawings of natural and collected artefacts, using shape, line, pressure and shading techniques;
  • the names of the seven continents and 5 oceans, and how to place them on a globe and label them;
  • food preparation of fruit and / or vegetables


We will also undertake 30 mins of PE (sensory circuits) daily, and work on fine motor / 1:1 reading at least 3 times each a week. 1A will also take part in Computing, RE and music lessons weekly throughout the half-term, as well as a Social Skills session which we share with class 1M and 1T at the Victoria Road site each Friday. 


The last week of this half term is scheduled to be "Environmental Science Week" when we will work on a specific project designed to teach us about nature, and also improve the outside learning facilities at Orchard. Watch this space for details as the half-term progresses!


Don't forget to check back each week to see what we've been up to - we will be posting lots of photos of all the children with permission to be featured on this website.


Week 6 - practical maths (measures), Harvest Festival, and some Amazing Writing!