Welcome to Year 1!
October - December 2018
Tigers, welcome back! I am really looking forward to another fun half term with you all!
English this half term will be text led, focusing on the book ‘Toys in Space’. By the end of this unit, all the children will write an alternative version of the story.
The writing opportunities throughout this unit are:
The focus objectives for this unit are:
Children who are ‘working deeper’ will:
Read, Write, Inc
Read, Write, Inc. will take place daily. These lessons will incorporate learning phonics sounds, reading, writing and spelling.
Our Maths focus this half term is Geometry and Place Value (within 20).
By the end of term, the children will be able to:
In Science, our topic is ‘Investigating Materials’. We will be using our knowledge from last half term to help us to solve problems. The children will be working in pairs to investigate the materials teddy needs for his house. We will be finding out the properties of the materials needed for his roof, his towel, his table, and his curtains. We will be using vocabulary such as absorbent, waterproof, strong, opaque and transparent. We will be using our skills of prediction and fair-testing.
Geography and History
In History, we will be looking at Toys. We will start off the topic by going to the Museum of Liverpool for an educational visit about toys from the past!
During this topic, the children will find out about toys from the past, use everyday words and phrases to describe an object and the passing of time, compare a new toy to an old toy and identify similarities and differences between old and new toys.
Art and DT
In DT, we will be making puppets!
During this topic, the children will:
Our Big Question for Autumn 2 is, ‘How did God show his love for the world at Christmas?’. We will be looking at stories of how Jesus told people about God’s love then move onto looking at Christmas and how God loved the world and sent his son, Jesus.
PE and Games
PE will take place on Mondays and Fridays. This half term the children will be doing Dance and Multi Skills. Please ensure your child has a named PE kit in school each day.
Our PSHE topic this half term is ‘People who help us’. We will be discussing the people who keep us safe and how they do so. In PSHE we will also be looking at ‘Picture News’, which is recent and relevant information.
In Computing, we will be doing ‘Multi-media’. This will incorporate graphics, film and photo and text.
Homework will be sent home on a Friday and needs to be returned the following Tuesday. This will include work to consolidate the children’s learning from that week. Mrs. Gregg will send home ‘Talking RE’ and ‘Talking Science’ homework each week. This might be asking your child to find something at home to share the following Thursday or to talk to you about a topic relevant to our next lesson. Thank you in anticipation of your support and I hope you enjoy supporting.
Please ensure your child has a named water bottle in school each day.
If anyone has any questions they would like to ask me, please feel free to see me after school or arrange an appointment.