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This half term Murphy class topic is 'Hello I'm New Here'. We work through a connected curriculum so all our learning will be based around this theme.


We will be looking at finding our way around our new classroom, our school and our local area. We will then broaden out horizons to comparing our home to a home in Morocco. 


In DT we will build models of our classroom and our school building using Lego and other construction toys. This will help us understand how things look different from an aerial view. 


We will sketch and draw objects from above in our Art lessons too, as well as working on our basic skills such as; holding and controlling our paintbrushes, pencils and building our skills in looking at line, shape and form. 


In Science we will learn the names of flowers and trees. We will notice flowers and trees on our local walks. By the end of this topic I hope we will all have successfully grown our own broad beans and will be able to care for plants responsibly. 


In PE we will work with the 'Tameside Coaches' every Tuesday morning to develop our basic skills through dance and games. We will have an extra session of fitness every Wednesday afternoon in class or outside. As always our learning in this session will link to our topic, so we will be moving and growing like flowers or trees in different kinds of weather. 





Our talk for writing map- Can you retell the story to a grown up?

Tricky Words and Sight Words Song

A tricky word/sight word song for children covering the, I, go, no, to, she, he and we. Tricky words, these are tricky tricky tricky tricky tricky words! Don't let them trick you!



We use letters and sounds to teach the children to read in Year 1. The children are currently on phase 3 or 5. 



This half term we are looking at multiplying and dividing and measuring. 

Number Bonds to 20

Number bonds to 20 help children solidify their understanding of the number 20. This will further help them when subtracting.