All About Me
For the first two weeks of Autumn term one, our topic was 'All about me'. The children had the opportunity to talk about themselves and tell us all about their summer holidays. We got to hear all about their families, the things that they enjoy doing and we learned about their strengths, weaknesses, goals and aspirations too.
The children then got to learn about the different parts of the body and the five senses within Science. We also had the opportunity to do lots of Art work within this topic, whereby the children made collages of themselves in their school uniforms and drew their own half self-portraits which were fantastic!
Pictures to come...
Our new topic for the rest of Autumn term one is 'Ipswich' so the children can find out all about their local area. So far in Geography, the children have learnt that Ipswich is a town, in the county of Suffolk and that we live in England within the United Kingdom. They have had the opportunity to locate Ipswich on a map and have looked at aerial views of Ipswich and the UK on Google Earth. They now also know the four countries within the UK; and the capital city of England. The children have been learning lots of new vocabulary too and are beginning to understand the meanings of such words like: town, village, city, county, country, rural and urban.
In the coming weeks we will be looking more specifically at Ipswich landmarks, learning about the different buildings around town and the methods of transport that we have here. Then we will move on to the more historical aspects of Ipswich, in which we will explore how Ipswich has changed over the years and learn a little bit about the historical figures of our schools house team namesakes - Wolsey, Giles, Cobbold and Catchpole (see below for full names).
At the end of this topic, the children will then have the opportunity to participate in a trip around Ipswich.
Local Area Walk
On Friday afternoon (September 20th) we went on a local area walk along Bramford Road, Surbiton Road, Kitchener Road, Norwich Road, Cromer Road and back to school along Bramford Lane. We looked at the different houses and buildings in our area to help us learn more about where we live. It was lots of fun and we talked about the different buildings we see and go in in our local area.
We were also very happy to see a freight train crossing over the bridge on Norwich Road. There were lots of carriages - too many for us to count! Below are some photos of what we saw on our walk.
Pictures from our Local Area Walk
Next week in topic lessons (week beginning 30th September) we will be learning about the local historical figures that our four school houses are named after: Thomas Wolsey, John Cobbold, Margaret Catchpole and Carl Giles. Please share anything you might know about these people with your child - we would love to hear from them what they know!
Also a reminder that letters for our trip into Ipswich were sent out on Tuesday 24th September - please read and return signed consent forms as soon as possible. Many thanks, the Year 1 team.