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This half term Murphy class topic is 'Why is water so precious?'. We work through a connected curriculum so all our learning will be based around this theme.


We will be looking at the invention of boats in History. A great place to visit is 'Portland Basin' in Ashton where the children can visit the old boats and see inside a canal boat. 


In ART we will study one of the famous paintings by Claude Monet called 'Water Lilies'. We will pick out one of the watercolour based lilies and use clay to make a waterlily clay pot. 


We will focus on pond life in our science lessons, focusing on food chains and how habitats must provide for animals in order for them to survive. We will also plan a science experiment to find out which objects float or sink in water and why. 



In PE we will work with the 'Tameside Coaches' every Thursday morning to develop our basic skills through dance and games. We will have an extra session of fitness every Monday afternoon in class or outside. As always our learning in this session will link to our topic, so we will be moving like pond creatures and playing games like 'Oceans and islands'.



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.