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St Thomas' CE Primary Academy

Term 4

Welcome back!


We have lots of exciting activities planned this term, along with a school trip linked to our History learning, more details to follow!



This term we are looking at the place value of numbers within 50. This will include using a  number line,  partitioning numbers into tens and ones and finding one more and one less. We have begun to use tens frames and tens and ones grids to help us partition numbers into 10s and 1s.




We are beginning this term with the text 'The tiger who came for tea'. We shall we looking at the vocabulary used within the text, participating in lots of role play and drama activities, ordering parts of the story before finally writing our own stories.



Are we all the same or are we all different?

We are continuing this term learning more about birds and mammals before finally gaining an understanding of the five senses. The children really enjoyed making their own birds and labelling them with the key parts, they could talk about the job of the beak and feathers and how they are different to other animals. This week we have learnt about mammals and they now understand that mammals are warm blooded, give birth to their young and breathe oxygen. We had to sort animals depending if they were mammals or not and then we named the offspring.





How has farming changed over time?

This term we are learning all about farming in the past. We will be looking at how machinery has changed over time and the lasting impact that tractors have had. To begin with we learnt about the different types of farming there are and we now can talk about the difference between arable and pastoral farming.






  This week we have been reading the text 'Oliver's vegetables'. We began by looking at images from the text and making predictions about what we thought the story was about, we then hot seated Oliver asking him questions. We have ordered the story and drawn our own story maps. Today we used our different senses to actually describe the different vegetables using adjectives.



In DT we have been tasting lots of different fruits and vegetables to help us decide which fruits or vegetables we want to use when we create our own food kebabs.  In Maths we have been creating our own number lines and then using these to find one more and one less.



We had a fantastic time learning how to peel, chop and prepare our own fruit kebabs. We then tasted them and evaluated our product.


World Book Day 2023



This term we have been investigating a new woodwind instrument. We had to label the different parts of an ocarina and learn how to play a simple tune.



Year One trip to Willoughby Farm Foods

What an amazing experience the children had, they held baby lambs, learnt about how to look after farm animals. They also sat on a tractor and learnt about farming machinery, they planted their own seeds and even got to eat a hotdog, what a super day!