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Welcome to Year 1

June - July 2017 - Summer 2


I will try to use this page to showcase the learning that takes place in our classroom and let you all see the wonderful things that the children do. Please let me know if you have any ideas on what you would like to see on this page.


Our continuing overall theme for this half term will be 'All about the Seaside'


English this half term will be text led through Poems on a Seaside Theme, and Instructions about how to look after animals. We will be using some of the 'Pie Corbett' strategies to really get to know the stories, in order to retell and innovate them. The children will have lots of opportunities to support them in generating ideas for their writing, for example; use of character and comic book apps on the iPads, Role Play and Drama! Again there will be lots of opportunities to write! 



Throughout the year, there will continue to be a focus on spelling, punctuation and grammar. Spelling will be taught through daily phonic lessons where children will learn the essential skills needed for reading and writing. During our English lessons, the children will focus on different aspects of punctuation and grammar, for example; capital letters, full stops, finger spaces, question marks, exclamation marks and sentence structure.  


Our Maths will concentrate on consolidating, supporting and extending the learning that has taken place already this year. We will continue to work on our counting and number skills whilst applying addition and subtraction, multiplication and division. We will be using practical objects, drawings, counting on and number lines to help solve our problems. We will continue to apply number facts and problem solving skills throughout this unit. The children will have lots of opportunities to take part in practical, 'real life', activities that will allow them to apply their learning.


Science will be develop our previous work on 'Plants' and 'Animals'. We will be identifying and naming farm animals, finding out about the role of a vet. Developing our knowledge of the meaning of 'nocturnal' through identifying and researching nocturnal animals. We will be looking at the animals that are found in our locality and comparing/contrasting seasonal fruits and vegetables. 


In History we will be developing the previous learning in Geography about seaside resorts by developing our knowledge of what they were like in the past, and how what is the same/ different about them. This half term in RE we will be looking at 'Jesus as a Storyteller'. PE will continue to take place on Tuesday with Mr Hall and Thursday with Miss Smith; this half term we will be continue to cover 'Striking and Fielding' and 'Athletics'. Through Computing we will be creating links to other areas of the curriculum, using both the laptops and iPads. We will be Coding/Programming using Kodable. Design Technology will be tasting, designing and creating picnic items.  Music will continue to cover rhythm using musical instruments.

Reading – we will be continuing with Guided Reading and changing the children’s reading books. We will encourage lots of reading activities throughout the day; using all our lessons whether it be as a class, in a group, with a friend, or on their own.  Children will also be reading with our Reading Rangers.


Wet playtime bags- can you please supply your child with a wet playtime bag that will go on their peg or in their drawer. The children really enjoy their bags in school.


Water bottles – can you please ensure that your child has a named water bottle in school each day.


If anyone has anything that they would like to discuss, then please see me after school, or arrange an appointment.


Many Thanks


Mr Simon