Year 1 - Bengal Tiger class
This year, all classes at Holy Trinity are named after an endangered animal. Year One have chosen Bengal Tigers and will be learning lots of facts about tigers and what it means to be endangered. It also links nicely to a class text later in the year – the Tiger Who Came to Tea! Year One have learnt that each tiger has a completely different patterned fur to the next so decided that tigers are just like us- all different! We have also been learning lots about where Bengal tigers come from-India- and how it is very different to where we live. Year One have also adopted their very own tiger from WWF to help us learn about conservation and how we can help the tigers.
IPC and STEM
This half term, Year One’s IPC topic is the “Magic Toymaker”, which the children are very enthusiastic about! In History, we will be finding out about toys and games from the past, how to decide whether a toy is old or new and how we can use toys to learn about different times in history. In Geography, we will learn about popular games from different countries and even how to play some!
In Art, we will be designing and making our very own toys, on instruction from the Magic Toymaker himself!
In Science, we are concentrating on materials - distinguishing between an object and the material from which it is made and identifying and naming a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock. We have already done an experiment to predict and test which materials will float and sink! We will also be spending some time outside in Pocket Park to discuss natural and man made materials.