# Tigers - Year 1

Welcome to Tiger Class!

Summer 2

Tigers, welcome back!

English this half term will be text led, focusing on the book ‘Meerkat Mail'.

By the end of this topic, all children will be able to:

• Use capital letters for the personal pronoun ‘I’, names of people and places, and days of the week.
• Spell days of the week accurately.

Children who are working deeper will:

• Begin to develop a greater range of conjunctions.

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 Place Value to 100, Money and Time.
By the end of this term, the children will be able to:

• Count to 100
• Partition numbers in to tens and ones
• Find one more and one lessT
• Compare numbers
• Recognise coins
• Recognise notes
• Count in coins
• Name and order the days of the week and the months of the year
• Tell the time to the hour and the half hour

## English and maths in Tiger class

Science

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.

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 George Mottershead. Throughout this unit the children will:

• Put events in chronological order.

Art

In Art, our topic is ‘Animal Art’. Throughout this unit the children will:

• Print using different objects
• Print onto paper and textiles
• Design their own printing block

RE

After the children’s enthusiastic response to our Islam topic in RE Summer 1, I am really looking forward to sharing our new topic of Judaism with the class. Our Big Question for Summer 2 is, ‘What do Jewish people believe about God and the creation?’ We will look at the sacred text of Judaism, important people to those who follow the faith, and the importance of the creation story.

## Exploring our world through history, geography and RE

Computing

In Computing, the topic is ‘Data, Research and Multimedia’. Throughout this unit the children will:

• Represent data in different ways
• Use an onscreen program to represent information with pictures
• Find pictures online
• Use the internet to research an animal
• Use photographs and add text to create a poster
• Record sound to present information

PSHE

In PSHE, we will be using the book ‘My World, Your World’ to explore diversity.

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 Bat and Ball Skills and Tri Golf.

Music

Our Music topic is ‘Classical music, dynamics and tempo' based around the theme of animals. Throughout this unit, the children will:

• Use percussion and their body expressively in response to music
• Sing songs from memory
• Perform a song
• Use instruments to create different sounds
• Select and create sounds to tell a story

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 Friday and needs to be submitted by the following Thursday.

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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