Class teacher:Miss Marshall
Welcome to Year 1
I hope you all had a lovely half term and are looking forward to the half term ahead.
Religious Education is central to all that we do and Collective worship and celebration are an essential part of this. Please pray with your children at home and help them learn the school prayers and the Our Father.
Our RE topics this term are Belonging, Judasim and Waiting. In ‘Belonging’ the children will discuss how we all ‘belong’ to certain groups and how we are all part of God’s family through the sacrament of Baptism. We will then be studying Judaism and learning about significant leaders in the Jewish faith, such as Abraham and Moses. After Judaism our new topic will be about ‘Waiting’ which is linked to advent. They will be thinking of occasions they have waited for and they will learn that Advent is a time of waiting and preparing for Jesus’ birth.
This half term our topic is
This is a cross curricular theme and will be explored through all areas of learning.
The children will be doing lots of reading as a class, in a group and individually. They will be reading a variety of texts both fiction and non fiction. They will be learning to read lots of new words on sight and use their phonic knowledge to sound out new words. They will be encourged to develop their comprehension skills by retelling / discussing texts they have read, predicting what might happen in a story and begin to make inferences on the basis of what is being said and done.
The children will be constructing exciting sentences using adjectives and building up their use of punctuation. They will also be using conjunctions (joining words) to extend their sentences. The children will have opportunities to write creatively during story writing sessions using all the skills they have learnt so far (adding adjectives, conjunctions and using punctuation correctly).
Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation
The children will learn how to use 'and' 'because' 'but' and 'so' to join words and clauses.
They will be learning how to punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark. They will add adjectives to make their writing more interesting.
The children will be recapping Phases 2, 3 and 4 and starting Phase 5. Please see the link below for more information and guidance on the Letters and Sounds programme followed. Spellings will start coming home this half term. Spelling books will be handed out every Monday and should be returned on the Friday for the spelling quiz. Please practise spelling words with the sounds listed in your child’s spelling book.
We will be looking at the place value in numbers (eg 27 = 20 + 7), simple addition and subtraction problems and also our number bonds to both 10 and 20. We will also be looking at money and the properties of 2d and 3d shapes. The children will be encouraged to talk about how they worked out their answer.
In science the children will be developing their scientific skills by asking questions, observing closely, carrying out tests, identifying and classifying and gathering and recording data.
The children will become ‘Weather Experts’. They will be recording the weather daily and observing how the weather changes in different seasons. They will also be looking at how the length of day changes too.
In Art the children will be exploring Pattern and Printing. They will look at repeated patterns and will be printing their very own patterns using different objects. They will design their own Christmas cards and calendars and make them by block printing.
The children will be learning about the function keys on a keyboard to create and edit their own work in a Word document. They will also add images to a document using clipart and add captions to an image by adding information in a text box. The children will then create their own multimedia presentation using 2Animate on Purple Mash.
In PE the children will be doing Dance. They will be taught how to move confidently and gracefully in time to the music. They will develop their own dance routines using their own bodies and props such as streamers.
Physical, Social, Health Education (PSHE)
This half term in PSHE we will be covering the following talk topics: Say no to Bullying and Solving Problems, as well as other topics chosen by the class. The ability to talk clearly and fluently is the key to success in all areas of learning, so please discuss these topics with your children. The talk topic for the week will be displayed on the classroom door.
The children will be learning lots of songs, rhythms and patterns in class and with our new music teacher Mrs. Hoskins.
We look forward to an exciting half term ahead. Please do not hesitate to make an appointment after school if you have any queries.