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Summer 2

Below is our curriculum update with more information about what we are learning this half term.

Week beginning 27th June

On Thursday we went on our much-anticipated trip to Blackpool Zoo to look at the different animals. There was great excitement to be travelling on a double decker bus and even more excitement to be going on the motorway. After about five minutes of travelling, we had the inevitable “Are we there yet?” closely followed by “When are we having lunch?” (which made all the adults chuckle!) The children enjoyed the day immensely and luckily we had some lovely weather after an initial rain shower. Below are some pictures of the day, including the Seagull who was quite interested in seeing what everybody had for lunch as well!

Week beginning 20th June

Hello everyone, I hope you’ve been enjoying the sunshine smiley

This week in 1G we have loved learning all about the animals that live on the Masai Mara and have used this knowledge to build our own Kenyan safari’s when playing.

We found out what the animals on Safari like to eat. To help consolidate their learning the children had to be scientists and investigate ‘poo’ left behind by local animals to find out if they were a carnivore, herbivore or omnivore (Miss Green tried to trick us by telling us it was real, but we knew it wasn’t!). The children who chose to take part in the activity really enjoyed themselves and made great scientific detectives 😊.

In geography, we used Google Earth to travel around Kenya and find out about some of the other places tourists might visit. We also compared how everyday life in Nairobi is similar to living in Stretford.

In maths we have started learning about our numbers to 100. We have been practising counting backwards and forwards starting from any number. The children have found this tricky and might benefit from some extra practise at home. We have also partitioned numbers, finding out how many tens and ones there are in the number and counted objects by putting them into groups of ten first (to make it easier to count). There are some games in the maths folder above if the children want to practise working with numbers to 100.

Next week

Trip to Blackpool Zoo on Thursday 30th June

We are all excited and can't wait to go on our class trip. Just a couple of things to remember. Please wear school uniform and bring your packed lunch in a labelled disposable bag. You will not need your green book bag or reading folder on this day.


We will have our PE sessions on Monday(27th June) and Friday (1st July) next week. Please come to school in your PE clothes on these days. Thank you.

Week beginning 13th June

Welcome back to school everyone! What an exciting week it has been with work finally starting on the installation of the climbing frame, the children can't wait to play on it! 

This week the children have been excited to start our new topic On Safari in Kenya. In Geography we have found out where Kenya is in the world and learnt about their seasons. We found out some interesting facts about the animals that you might see on safari and wrote our own factfiles.


We also learnt about what it is like to live on the Savannah by studying the Maasai tribe who live on the Masai Mara. We enjoyed learning about them and even had a go at our own jumping dance in class!

During out Art afternoon we looked at traditional African clothing worn by the Maasai and the necklaces which use lots of 2D shapes and repeating patterns. We had a go at designing and making our own patterned necklaces using collage materials.

In maths we have been learning about time. We have used a clock face (analogue clock) and learnt how to recognise ‘o’clock’ and ‘half past’ and practised drawing the hour and minute hand on empty clock faces. This proved to be rather tricky as the children found it difficult to make sure that the minute hand was longer than the hour hand.

There is a game in the folder above if your child wants to continue practising recognising time on a clock face.



*Missing jumper*

This week a jumper has gone missing and may have been accidently taken home by somebody else (it has a name on it). Please can we ask everyone if they could check all jumpers and cardigans at home. Also as the weather has been so warm this week can we remind you that the children really need to have their water bottle in school every day. Many thanks.

Tuesday 14th June

In case you've missed the email from school, below is some more information about our Year 1 trip to Blackpool Zoo.