IPC PROJECT FOR Summer 2 2017:The Circus Is Coming To Town


    We will know:

    • How to draw and label the basic parts of the body and say which is associated with certain movements.

    We will be developing our understanding of:

    • How body parts help us move in certain ways. 
  • In ART:

    We will know:

    • About the work of artists, craft makers and designers.
    • How to select the right material for our art work.

    We will be developing our understanding of:

    • How to use different materials. 

    We will know:

    • The names and locations of the world’s seven continents and five oceans (and locate circus animals from these areas)
    • How to use maps to identify circus travellers around the UK.

    We will be developing our understanding of:

    • Creating maps using key vocabulary. 
  • English & Maths For this half - term


    We will be working on….

    • Vertical addition and subtraction.
    • Time: we will be learning how to draw hands on a clack to show half past.
    • Identify the 2D shapes that makeup the faces on 3D shapes. 


    We will look at a range of texts to support our developing knowledge of the circus. We will be developing our skill of reading through our work to check it makes sense and editing our work if needed. 

  • How can parents help at home?

    Help your child to learn about living things by going to pet shop and talking about how to care for different animals. You could also look at what plants need and watch something grow at home. Perhaps you could spot wildlife in the local park or by the river and encourage using books and computers to find information on animals, their habitats and their needs. Ask questions to enhance their understanding. Some examples:

    • Can you describe what the animal or plant looks like?
    • What is its habitat or environment like?
    • What are its different parts for? Why do you think it has a tall trunk? Why does it have wings?
    • Where could we find out more information on this?
  • important dates

    Wednesday 7th June: Entry Point – circus day

    Monday 17th July:  Exit Point – Circus activities ! Parents welcome 

Home Learning

2 home learning tasks are set every week :

Task Given out Due Back
Mathletics Thursday Tuesday
Phonics / Spelling Thursday Tuesday
Reading Journal Friday Following Friday


  • to read to a grown-up every day
  • practice your phonics

Dates of Project Homelearning

  • For Friday 23rd June: Art Challenge!Have you been to the circus? Can you design your own circus tent? Using materials at home design your own circus!
  • For Friday 7th July: Geogrpahy! Research the map of the world. Can you draw the world map and label the seven continents?

Things to remember

P.E is on Tuesdays & Thursday

  • remember to have your P.E kits in for both these days (including plimsoles).
  • make sure you have leggings or tracksuit bottoms as we will be outside for P.E unless it is raining.
  • PE kits should be in school at all times.

Can You Help?

Do you have knowledge or resources about our project?

Could you give some time to come in to class to help with reading?

Messages from the Staff

Remember to talk to your grown-ups about this week's Big Writing Talk Homework.

You can speak to any member of the Year 1 Team at the end of the school day once all the childrens are dismissed.