Welcome to Year 1!
Spring Term 1
January - February 2020
Tigers, welcome back! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, I am really looking forward to another fun half term with you all!
This half term we will be focusing on Fairy Tales and Traditional Tales.
Throughout this unit, all children will:
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.
Our Maths focus this half term is Place Value (to 50) and Measurement.
By the end of term, the children will be able to:
Our Science topic for this half term is ‘The Senses’. We will be looking at the five different senses and finding out which part of our body is related to each of them. We will learn that the nose, ears, eyes, skin, and tongue are all organs, and organs are parts of the body that do specific jobs. We will talk about what the children can see, touch, smell, hear or taste, and we will use simple equipment to help us to make observations.
Our vocabulary for this half term is - head, nose, ear
We will also be continuing with our ‘Seasons’ topic by looking at the season of winter.
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.
In Geography, we will be looking at our school and the UK. During this topic, the children will:
In Art, we will be exploring the artist Piet Mondrian. During this topic, the children will:
Our Big Question for Spring 1 is, ‘How do we know that someone belongs to a Christian community?’. We will be looking at different communities we belong to e.g. football teams, school, Rainbows, etc. We will then move onto looking at baptism and we will be visiting St. Thomas’ to look at artefacts which are important to Christians.
PE will take place on Mondays and Fridays, this half term the children will be focusing on Dance and Team Games.
Our PSHE topic will be based on the book ‘Max the Champion'. Throughout this topic the children will learn that everybody is different and understand that not all differences can be seen.
In Computing, we will be programming. Throughout this topic, the children will create simple programs, predict the outcomes of programs and design and create a program for others to play.
Homework will be sent home on a Thursday and needs to be returned the following Monday. This will include work to consolidate the children’s learning from that week.
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.