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Welcome to Class One


Hi Class One! Welcome back to school, we hope you have had a wonderful Easter break. We are really happy to see you all again and to begin our new topic.


Your new topic for Summer 1, is called 'Why do Ladybird's have spots?'

Why do ladybirds have spots? Why do spiders spin webs? We will be exploring these questions and more in this project about minibeasts and their habitats.

Lines of enquiry include:
• minibeasts in the local environment
• similarities and differences
• growth and change
• patterns and colours
• plants and flowers


During this topic we will be learning about....



Writing complex sentences that include adjectives, writing facts about mini beasts and recognising rhyming words within the text. We will also be ensuring that we continue to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. 

ReadingWe will be learning the stories of What the Ladybird heard, The Very Busy Spider, Superworm, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Snail Trail and Jasper's Beanstalk, plus many many more


Counting, ordering, comparing numbers to 20.  More and less than within 20. Addition / subtraction facts to 20. Rehearsing the days of the week and months of the year.  Counting in 1's and 2's. Money. Problem solving and reasoning, applying the above skills.

Understanding the World

Minibeasts and Plants. We are looking forward to developing caterpillars into butterflies! Revisiting our learning on habitats and environments. 

Expressive Arts & Design

Using a range of skills to make minibeasts, garden drawings and creating caterpillars in the style of Henry Matisse. We will continue to express ourselves through songs and musical instruments.


ComputingUsing apps on the ipad and IWB. Using Beebot.





P.EMinibeast Dances, looking at moving in different ways. We will be working in pairs and teams to create dances. 


Our new Christian Value for this half term is TRUST and we will be focusing on the story of Jesus walking on the water.


Relationships. Routes to Resilience – Exploring the meaning of the words Polite, Honest and Understanding.





Why do ladybirds have spots Knowledge Organiser