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St.Pauls Infant School

Year 1

Squirrels Class

Hedgehogs Class

Foxes Class

Squirrels Class Hedgehogs Class Foxes Class

About our Term...

Our Topic this term is Africa.  We have been learning to use an atlas to locate this fascinating continent on a map and finding out about all the different countries there.  We have used paint and collage techniques to create African sunsets and lion masks in Art lessons and we have entered the national ‘Grow your own Potato’ competition and started growing African daisies for our Science topic of growing plants.

In our English lessons, we have been reading ‘Enormous Elephant’, an African folk tale about how the elephant got his trunk and one of the Tinga Tinga Tales about how Zebra got his stripes.  The children have enjoyed using role play to retell these stories and creating wanted posters describing Zebra.

In Maths, we have been learning to tell the time and started to find out about fractions by making our own pizzas.  We have also been using our knowledge of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts to solve a range of problems including word problems based on an African Safari.

We were very excited to take part in an African djembe drumming workshop at the beginning of this term and have also welcomed some interesting animal visitors from Zoo Lab.  Sadly, there were no lions or elephants among our guests but we all enjoyed meeting Simba, the giant African Land Snail!