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Year 1 - Phase 2

Welcome to the class page for Mondrian, Degas and Seurat class!

Our big question for Spring 2 is...


Why did London burn?  



We will start a magical journey through traditional tales, where we will meet the Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Billy Goats Gruff. Then we will take a trip back in time to discover Why did London burn?


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Our big question for Spring 1 is...

What is it like at the poles? 


Get ready for an Arctic expedition across both poles as we meet polar bears and penguins and explore the icy landscape.


Click the links below to find out more about what we'll be learning and to see our homework ideas for this topic that can be handed in or submitted on Teams.


What is a Polar habitat? BBC Bitesize

Adaptations of animals living in the Arctic? BBC Bitesize

In the second half of the Autumn term, we will be answering...


What is it like where I live?

For this half term we will be studying our locality and surroundings. Through our work, we will look at photographs of how Retford has changed over the years using phrases such as 'past' and 'present'. In Science, we will learn about materials and their specific properties. As always, we encourage the children to read at least 3 times a week and practice their spellings. 

Our big question for Autumn 1 is...

Who am I?


Get ready for an exciting term investigating the human body and exploring our five senses!

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Our big question for Summer 2 is...

How have holidays changed?







Get ready for a jet setting adventure around the world in our new topic all about holidays. We will have a seaside themed experience day in school, more information to follow.

Here are a few websites connected with this terms learning:

Our big question for Summer 1 is...


What is found on the ground?



Get ready for a creepy crawly exploration through the undergrowth where we will become explorers and meet all kinds of mini beasts from beautiful butterflies to hairy spiders.

Here are a few websites connected with this terms learning:

Minibeast Adventure with Jess - CBeebies - BBC

Parent guide to Read Write Inc. Phonics | Oxford Owl

Home reading - Ruth Miskin Phonics Training

Parent video: How to say the sounds