Welcome to Year 1!
Summer Term 2
June - July 2019
Tigers, welcome back!
English this half term will be text led, focusing on the book ‘The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth’ by Ellie Hattie.
By the end of this topic, all children will be able to:
Children who are working deeper will:
Writing opportunities throughout this unit:
Read, Write, Inc
Read, Write, Inc. will take place daily. These lessons will incorporate learning phonics sounds, reading, writing and spelling.
In Maths this half term, we will be focusing on: position and direction, place value to 100, money and time.
By the end of this term, the children will be able to:
Our final science topic of the year is ‘Plants and Animals in our Local Area’. It will bring together a lot of strands of our animals and plants topics from the year. We will start the topic by looking at adult animals and their babies – do the adult and baby look the same? We will then move onto nocturnal animals and deciding what features a nocturnal animal needs to survive. We will tie up the year by going around our school field and looking at the different plants and animals which we can find on it.
We will be using the vocabulary from our previous plant and animal topics.
fish, reptiles, mammals, birds, amphibians, herbivore, omnivore, carnivore, leg, elbow, arm, head, ear, nose, back, wings, beak, deciduous, evergreen trees, leaves, flowers (blossom), petals, fruit, roots, bulb, seed, trunk, branches, stem
We will also be concluding our ‘Seasons’ topic by looking at the season of summer and why days are different lengths.
The vocabulary for this topic is - summer, autumn, winter, spring, sun, day, moon, night, light, dark.
Geography and History
Geography and History will be linked to our whole school ‘Parkgate Project'.
Throughout this unit the children will:
Art will be linked with our whole school ‘Parkgate Project'. During this topic, the children will learn about an artist, create sketches of Parkgate in the past and present using a variety of mediums.
Our Big Question for Summer 2 is, ‘What did Jesus try to teach people when telling stories?’. We will be looking at a variety of parables which Jesus told and investigating them through outdoor education.
PE will take place on Monday’s and Friday’s, this half term the children will be focusing on Athletics and Ball Skills.
In PSHE, we will be focusing on ‘No Outsiders – living in world with lots of different people’. We will then move on to looking at ‘Picture News’, which is recent and relevant information.
Computing this half term will be linked with our whole school ‘Parkgate Project'. The children will combine a variety of skills such as taking photographs, inserting photographs and adding text to create a final piece.
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.