Year 1

 
Welcome to Year 1

This half term our topic is 'Plant Power'. To introduce the topic and give the children hands on experience we held a 'Plant Power' Day on Friday 17th June. During the day the children went on a plant hunt and explored the local woods. The children also planted their own seed for them to take home and look after. We are looking forward to seeing how the plants grow!

 

During this half term the children will be continuing with their Phonics/Writing and Maths as well as taking part in Science, PE, History, DT, Computing, Music, Metacognition and Learning for Life lessons. 

 

The children continue to have PE lessons on Thursdays and Fridays so please make sure PE kits are in school on those days. Please make sure that the children have suitable clothes for outdoor lessons.

 

If you have any questions or would like to speak to the class teachers or Year Leader (Miss Sutcliffe), please contact the office to make an appointment.

 

 

Homework
 
 The children are expected to complete their maths homework on Google Classroom daily. The children still need support at home on how to access it and complete. The work supports and continues the learning from that days Maths lessons. This needs to be completed and the 'turned in' button clicked. Please see the information below for tips to use Google Classroom.
 
The children will continue to get paper copies of their spellings from their Phonics lesson. Please remember to read with your child everyday and sign their journal. The children will be able to take home 2 books to read. Both books should be familiar to the children and more that they read the same book, their reading speed and fluency will increase. 

Science

 

This half term in Year 1 we are learning about plants. They will learn about the different parts of a plant and be able to identify some common plants. They will also find out about the difference between evergreen and deciduous trees.

Geography and History

 

This half term the children will be learning about the weather patterns in the UK. The children will be given a weather diary to complete in Google Classroom. Please look out for this and support your child to complete it each day.

Maths
 

This half term in Maths, we will be revisiting the learning completed throughout the year to secure their understanding. We will be practising addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as well revisiting place value and counting.

Below are some websites to help embed this learning through fun and interactive games. 

www.topmarks.co.uk

Daily 10 - Mental Maths Challenge - Topmarks

 
DT
 

During this half term our topic in DT is Seaside Snacks. The children will be designing, making and evaluating different snacks.

Music
 

This half term’s Music topic will be Dynamics, timbre, tempo and motifs and the theme is Space. The children will identify these elements in music that they hear. They will also visually represent music in creative ways. 

PE

 

In PE this half term with our teachers’ children will be learning about ball skills. We will look at how to throw, catch, kick and dribble a ball. 

With our Sports Coaches, children will be developing their athletics skills. They will be learning to vary their speeds for different distances, developing balance, agility and stability and jumping in different ways. 

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