Starlings 2019 - 2020
Welcome to Year One Starlings Class 2019-2020
My name is Miss Gillam, I am the class teacher and Mrs Southern and Mr Cliff are our classroom assistants.
Miss Gillam Mrs Southern Mr Cliff
Our topic this term is ‘World Explorers’ with a visit to Chester Zoo and a visitor from ‘The Creepy Crawly Show’ coming to our school to support our learning. We continue to focus our learning on the exciting story ‘Meerkat Mail’. Sunny the Meerkat is going to be travelling all around the world and we are going to be writing about what happens to him along the way and deciding on the best place for Sunny to live. We will learn about the animals that he will meet as he ventures around the globe, stopping at each continent along the way. Here are some of the questions that we will be exploring this term.
- Are all famous explorers male?
- What is Mary Anning famous for?
- Where in the world is home?
- Where in the world would I find a sun bear, penguin, kangaroo, elephant, cat, toucan and a polar bear?
- What makes a carnivore, omnivore and herbivore different?
- Do all animals eat meat?
- Do fish have bones?
In Literacy, we are exploring a range of exciting texts to support our learning, including, ‘The Lion Inside’ by Rachel Bright and ‘The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth’ by Ellie Hattie.