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Year 1 - Dragonfly Class

Welcome to Dragonfly Class, our teacher is Mrs Peachey-Smith

Welcome to Term 5. Our topic this term is 'How important was Ibn Battuta as an explorer?'

Our topic will be structured around 3 history enquiries:                                                                      1. Who are explorers and where have some travellers travelled in different periods of time?            2. Who was Ibn Battuta and when did he travel?                                                                                3. How important was Ibn Battuta?                                                                                                        The children will develop their use of historical vocabulary and their questioning skills. They will compare Ibn Battuta's achievements with other significant explorers who lived in different periods of time and explored different areas of the world and space.

Our PE days will be Tuesday and Friday. We are very excited to welcome a tennis coach to teach tennis skills to Year 1 children on Fridays. Please make sure your child has a PE kit at school on these days. Shorts/jogging bottoms, House PE T-Shirt and plimsolls or trainers. Please name these items clearly. Earrings should not be worn on these days.

Year 1 will continue to go to Forest School on Wednesday afternoons and will need a change of clothes for this.Please make sure they have suitable clothes, a waterproof jacket and Wellington boots as well.

Reading books should be in school every day. Homework is to be handed in on Thursdays.

If you have any questions, please speak to us at the end of the day.


The Term 5 document below provides an overview of the planning. 

Teachers can be contacted via Class Dojo if you have any questions or queries regarding the home learning. 

Please click here to access extra phonics, reading and spelling resources.

Please click here to access links to other useful home learning resources published online.

If you are unsure of any log in details please contact the teacher through Class Dojo or email