# Tigers - Year 1

Welcome to Tiger Class!

Summer Term 1

Tigers, welcome back! Can you believe you are going into your last term of Year 1?!

English

English this half term will be text led, focusing on the book ‘Beegu’.

Throughout this unit, all children will:

• Use some exclamation marks.
• Use 'and' to join words and clauses.

Children who are working deeper will:

• Use noun phrases to give description and detail.

Writing opportunities throughout this unit:

• Character description.
• Setting description
• Speech.
• Story

Phonics will take place daily, following the Read, Write, Inc. scheme. These lessons will incorporate learning phonics sounds, reading, writing and spelling.

Maths

Our Maths focus this half term is Multiplication and Division and Fractions.
By the end of this term, the children will be able to:

• Count in 2s, 5s and 10s
• Make and add equal groups
• Make arrays
• Double numbers and half numbers
• Make equal groups by sharing and grouping
• Halve shapes, objects and quantities
• Find a quarter of a shape, object and quantity

Science

Our Science topic for this half term is ‘Plants’. We will start by looking at the different parts of a plant and naming the petals, stem, leaf, and root. We will also be finding out the differences between evergreen and deciduous trees. Our topic will be completed by finding out the names of common plants and trees. The information we gain in this topic we will use when we investigate the school grounds to see what we can see! The investigations will be through observation and using non-fiction tasks.

Our vocabulary for this half term is - deciduous, evergreen trees, leaves, flowers (blossom), petals, fruit, roots, bulb, seed, trunk, branches, stem

We will also be continuing with our ‘Seasons’ topic by continuing to look at the season of winter.

The vocabulary for this topic is - summer, autumn, winter, spring, sun, day, moon, night, light, dark.

## science captains

We have a science star each week. Somebody who added something special to our lessons or completed a super piece of work.

History

In History, the children will be learning about ‘Seaside Holidays in the Past’. Throughout this unit the children will:

• Identify features of the seaside
• Understand what people do on UK seaside holidays
• Understand what people did on seaside holidays in the past
• Compare seaside holidays in the past and present
• Use their senses to describe the seaside

## Historical Moments

DT

In DT, our topic is ‘Moving Pictures’. Throughout this unit the children will:

• Create a sliding mechanism
• Use a lever to create a moving mechanism
• Design a picture with a moving mechanism
• Make a moving picture based on a design
• Evaluate their moving picture

RE

Our Big Question for Summer 1 is, ‘How and why are Allah and Muhammad (pbuh) important to Muslims?’ We will be finding out about Mohammad, Allah and what is a Muslim. This topic will link with what we have learnt during our Christianity topics.

## RE Champions

Computing

In Computing, the topic is ‘Paint, Draw and Photo Editing’. Throughout this unit the children will:

• Click and drag items to place them accurately on a screen.
• Use a range of tools to create an image
• Use a range of tools to create a story
• Take photographs and edit them

PSHE

In PSHE, we will be using the book ‘Mr Grandpa is Amazing’ to explore growing up and getting older. We will also be discussing mental health. The children will:

• Understand how happy thoughts can make them feel good.
• Learn how to make good choices and consider the impact of their decisions.
• Set goals and consider how to achieve them.

PE

PE will take place on Monday’s and Friday’s, please come in to school wearing your PE kit on these days. This half term the children will be focusing on Athletics and Invasion Games.

Music

In music our topic is 'By the sea' - we will be focusing on vocal and body sounds. The children will:

• Understand that music can be used to represent an environment.
• Understand that music can represent changed in an environment.
• Select instruments to match seaside sounds.
• Recognise and use dynamics and tempo.

## life in year 1

Staffing

Mrs Gregg will be teaching the children on Thursday afternoons during my PPA.

Homework
Homework will be set on Google Classroom. There will be weekly spellings linked to the Read, Write, Inc. sounds learnt in class. There will also be a maths activity to consolidate the learning from the week. Sometimes there will be other activities to complete linked to the learning from the week. This will be set online on a Thursday and needs to be submitted by the following Monday.

A reading book will be sent home each week. Please read these books more than once if possible to increase fluency. You will change this every Friday so please make sure your reading book is brought back on this day.

There will also be a book set online that you have been reading in school, so you will be familiar with it. Please read this more than once and complete the tasks at the end.

Water bottles

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 email me at tigers@parkgate.cheshire.sch.uk

Many thanks,

Miss Morris

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