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Our topic this half term will be 'Toy Time Travellers'. 


In history, children will be looking at a variety of toys and deciding what age group they are most appropriate for. We will then look at toys that our parents/grandparents played with and discuss how we could find more information about them. Next, Year 1 will decide how we can tell that the toys are old. Finally, children will set up their own toy museum after reading the book 'Lost in a Toy Museum' by David Lucas.


In DT, children will be making their own animal puppets for a show. Children will explore and evaluate a range of existing puppets to understand their purpose. They will then design their own puppet based on their design criteria and research. They will need to make sure the design is purposeful and functional. Year 1 will then generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through their talking, drawing, templates and mock-ups. After, they will select from a use of tools to perform practical tasks such as joining, cutting etc. At our parent event (Wednesday 20th October), Year 1 will make their puppet alongside their adult. Finally, after making the product an evaluation will take place. 


In music, Year 1 will be listening to the song Hey You! by Joanna Mangona - an Old-School Hip Hop tune written for children.

This unit will support children in learning about the differences between pulse, rhythm and pitch. As well as learning to sing, play, improvise and compose with this song, children will listen and appraise other Old-School Hip Hop tunes.