Year 1

Year 1 - Summer 1- Scented Garden

 

Welcome back Year 1!

 

I hope you have all had a lovely Easter holiday and have enjoyed some quality family time. I look forward to hearing all the things you have been doing during the holidays.

 

 

Literacy

In Literacy this term, we will be following the Get Writing element of Read Write Inc alongside our daily speed sound sessions. The purpose of these sessions is to enable to children to apply the skills of sound-blending and their knowledge of speed sounds to read continuous texts. Within these sessions, we will also be focusing on our handwriting skills and developing independent writing.

To consolidate our spellings, a list of 10 spellings will be sent home each week for the children to practice. These will be from the Year 1 High Frequency words.

 

Maths

In Maths this term, we will continue to follow the White Rose Maths programme. Our focus this half term will be on consolidating our number bonds to 10 and 20 and recapping our learning of place value. We will also be consolidating our addition and subtraction skills using different methods.

To consolidate our learning of counting in 2’s and 5’s, each week the children will be asked to complete a game using the Times Tables Rockstar app. Usernames and passwords will be given to the children to take home. Please let me know if you need another copy of these.

 

Reading

Our class book for this half term is The Gruffalo. We will be using this book within our Guided Reading sessions, where the children have the opportunity to use their inference, retrieval and predictions skills to answer comprehension questions related to the story.

 

Science

In Science this term, we will be learning all about living things and their habitats. We will be researching the names of different plants and animals and looking at their habitats. We will also have the chance to create our own food chains to describe how living things obtain their food to survive.

 

Topic

As our topic this half term is The Scented Garden. In Art, we will be looking at creating our own rainforest sculptures. We will be using a variety of naturals materials, such as pebbles, leaves and sand to create our own sculptures. In DT, we will be learning about different tools and how we can use these tools to complete everyday tasks.

In our Geography lessons, we will be learning the names of all the continents and oceans in the world. Our main focus in Geography will be looking at the human and physical features of our school and Spalding, then finishing our topic looking at the weather and seasonal changes.

 

PSHE

Our PSHE question this term is – who helps us to stay safe? We will be learning about all the different roles that people play within the community and discussing who we can call when we get into an accident.

 

RE

In RE this term, we will be researching a variety of religions and learning more about their places of worship. We will be discussing what makes these places sacred to these religions and learning about key objects to these faiths.

 

Music

For our Music topic this term, we will be continuing to listen, evaluate and appraise different pieces of music.  We will be focusing on the unit Your Imagination – a song all about using our imaginations.

 

Computing

Our Computing topic this term will be learning about stop motion and how to create our own stop motion videos.  

 

PE

In PE this term, we will be taking part in team building games.

Our PE day will continue to be on a Wednesday. Please ensure all children wear PE kit and have water bottles on these days.

 

 

Thank you for your continued support – I look forward to another great term. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

 

Mrs Lee, Mrs Dean, Mrs Stoffel and Mrs Slater.

Term 4 – Paws, Claws and Whiskers 

Hello Year 1!

I hope you have all had a lovely and relaxing half term – you have all worked really hard with your home learning and I have loved seeing all the work that you have produced. For now, we will be continuing with our home learning via the Padlet. You can submit your work onto the Padlet or email it across to me – Mrs Lee – at the end of each day.

I would like to introduce to you a new member of staff that will be working in our class. We have Mrs Slater joining us who will work alongside myself, Mrs Dean and Mrs Stoffel to support your learning. I know you will all make her feel welcome in the classroom when we return.

For daily home learning please visit the Padlet and join our zoom sessions twice a day at 9.30am and 2.45pm. These links will all be sent to you through the text message service or email.  

Term 4 – Paws, Claws and Whiskers

Literacy

In Literacy this term, we will be recapping our skills of story writing to create our own adventure story. We will be using Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak as our inspiration. We will continue to follow the Talk for Writing approach, which enables us to practice speaking what we want to say before we begin to write. For this, we will be taking part in a range of activities, such as creating actions to remember what happens in the story, improving our comprehension skills to answer questions about the story and creating our own Wild Thing!

We will also be learning how to write instructions, using Mr Wolf’s Pancakes as a stimulus and we will be creating our own instructions to help us make pancakes – I can’t wait to eat them!

As well as this, we will be continuing with learning our letters and sounds by following the Read Write Inc programme each day. 

Maths

In Maths this term, we will continue to follow the White Rose Maths programme. Our unit this half term is measurement. We will be learning how to measure the height and length of items using standard and non-standard units of measure, then moving onto learning how to measure the mass, capacity and volume of objects. For this unit, we will be taking part in a range of practical activities to help secure our knowledge and learn the different vocabulary associated with measurement.

Science

We will be continuing with our learning about the different varieties of common animals and will start the term by recapping our learning from last term. Then, we will be looking at describing and comparing these common varieties of animals and will end the term by learning about the human body, the senses and the basic needs for both human and animals.

Topic

As our topic this half term is Paws, Claws and Whiskers, in Art we will be learning how to use different types of sketch pencils to create different effects in a piece of Art. Following this, we will be looking at different pieces of art and discussing what we like and don’t like and will be including these critiques into our own Art pieces.

In our Geography lessons, we will be learning how to read maps to locate different countries all around the world. From this, we will be researching where animals live and describing the physical features of their environment.

PSHE

Our PSHE question this term is – What can we do with money? We will be looking at the different forms of money, how we obtain money and learning the difference between needs and wants.

RE

In RE this term, we will be continuing with our learning of the Islamic faith and will be learning about prayer, identifying the key features of a mosque and looking at religious festivals such as Eid ul-Adha and Eid ul-Fitr.

Music

For our Music topic this term, we will be continuing to listen, evaluate and appraise different pieces of music.  We will be focusing on Round And Round, a Bossa Nova Latin style and will be continuing our learning of pulse, rhythm, pitch and dynamics of the music.

Computing

Our Computing topic this term will be looking at data, the different categories of data and how it can be collected.

PE

In PE this term, we will be learning all about striking and fielding in a range of different sports.

Our PE will now be on a Wednesday. Please can all children come to school dressed in their PE kit.

Thank you for your continued support – I look forward to another great term. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

Mrs Lee, Mrs Dean, Mrs Stoffel and Mrs Slater.