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St Thomas' CE Primary Academy

Term 3

Spring newsletter

Welcome back to school and Term 3! 

As always, we have many exciting learning opportunities lined up this term. The children have already had an amazing start and have leaped back into their learning like super stars.

This term we shall be learning all about animals including humans in our Science lessons and they have already been learning about the different animal groups and can now talk about the differences between an amphibian, mammal, reptile, bird, fish and insects. In our Maths lessons we have made a great start at looking at place value within 20, we have been completing number tracks and matching numbers to amounts. 



 In our Art lessons this term we are learning all about drawing and discussing why line is important. The children have already begun to explore the artwork 'A line going for a walk by Paul Klee, Animals by Pablo Picasso and the Elephant by David Shrigley'. I think you will agree we have some amazing artists in year one!



       The children have continued to develop their drawing skills this week and I am so impressed with them! They have also begun to look at how to programme a beebot using instructions.



In Maths this week we have continued to look at numbers up to 20 and have been using a large tens frame to help us practically make the numbers 1 - 20.


Speeches week - How to save a ladybird from a puddle.

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Year 1 have spent the week preparing a speech, to tell everyone how they are going to save a ladybird we found stuck in a puddle. The children created their own prompt card using images to remind them what to say. Here is an example of one of our speeches.

This week in Maths we have been learning how to use number lines correctly and fill in missing numbers. We even created our own!  In Computing this week we have been looking at the vocabulary 'sequence' and 'predict'. We had to program a robot using a forwards and backwards command.




   The children really enjoyed exploring different lines in our Art lesson this week!


 This week we have been reading 'Peace at Last', the children have really enjoyed sequencing the story and acting it out and today they created captions for the different parts of the story. In Geography we have begun to look at human features found in Boston, we discussed the importance of these to the community.