YEAR 1C - Mrs Cottingham 2017 - 2018

Mrs Cottingham

Welcome to Y1C

Class teacher - Mrs Cottingham

Teaching assistant - Mrs Gregson


Our topic question this half term is:

 Dis my Grandad play on an Xbox?‚Äč


As Scientists, we will explore the materials that our toys are made from. We will learn to name materials such as wood, glass, metal and plastic and describe their properties.


As Historians, we will find out about the toys our grandparents played with and look at the similarities and differences with our toys today. We will be looking at how teddy bears have changed over the last 100 years and will be designing our own class museum.


As Artists, we will be discovering different textures and shapes by looking at Andy Warhol’s paintings of toys. We will be drawing observational pictures of our favourite toys and making prints.

As Designers, we will be designing our own toys and investigating how we can make them move.


Places you could visit to support your child's learning:

Visit a museum and discuss how the objects belong to the past. Visit Grandparents and speak to them about the toys they used to play with.

Home learning that could take place:

  • Discuss current toys and how they compare to old toys.
  • Point out different materials around the house and their properties. For example: "That's made from plastic so it doesn't break easily".
  • Read as often as possible.
  • Complete weekly homework.

Resources about our topic you could bring to show in class:

  • Old toys
  • Information books about toys.

Online support:

  • Mathletics
  • Teach your monster to read (app)



Please ensure your child brings their reading book and book bag every day. PE kits should include: black shorts/joggers, a white T-shirt and black trainers/pumps. It should be kept in school and will be sent home at weekends to be washed.










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Crosslee Community Primary School

Croslee Road

Blackley, Manchester M9 6TG

Tel: 0161 795 8493