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Welcome to Year 1

                                                                                                                  

Mrs Fox and Mrs Markham- Class Teachers    

 

Welcome back, we hope that you enjoyed the Easter break. We have another exciting term ahead of us in Year 1, below are the teaching and learning experiences for our term ahead.

English

 

During the Summer term our core texts will be Traction Man and Harry and the dinosaurs.

During the first half term we will be reading and exploring the ‘Traction man’ books linking to our topic of toys. The children will be creating their own ending to the story by focusing on narrative features and story build up. We will read several stories about the adventures of Traction man. We will read a range of stories with a similar theme in guided reading, drawing on key narrative language. The children will also be reading a range of poems based on toys and will be performing these poems and writing their own simple list poems.

During the second half term we will be reading and exploring the book ‘Harry and the dinosaurs’. The children will be writing information texts about different dinosaurs and will be creating their own top trump cards.

The children will be continuing to develop their skills in spelling, punctuation and grammar as well as their handwriting and letter formation. Please support your child at home by listening to them read regularly and by ensuing that they practice their spellings weekly.

Maths

During the first half term we will be learning about multiplication and division- counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and introducing these as timetables. The children will be learning about doubling and halving numbers and quantities and will also be finding fractions of shapes and quantities including quarter, half and whole. We will continue to develop our mathematical reasoning and problem solving skills.

During the second half term we will be looking at geometry: position & direction, number and place value within 100, money and time.

We will continue to embed number and place value within our fluency sessions. The children will also be developing their skills with the four operations (+ - x and ÷) reading, writing and interpreting these equations whilst also solving one step problems using concrete objects, pictorial representations and missing number problems. We will continue to develop our oral and written mathematical reasoning and problem solving skills.

Topic

During the first half term our topic for Summer is: What has changed since your grandparents were little?’

We will begin by learning about what sort of toys people would have played with in the past and the changes that have occurred since then. The children will be planning, designing and creating their own toy.

This will link to the schools 60th birthday celebrations we will consider how things were different sixty years ago. We will also be creating dances and performing songs.

Our topic for the second half of the Summer term is: Who am I? What’s my X factor?

This topic is based around the children’s own history. We will focus on what is special about them and their families. The children will be creating timelines of their life so far and comparing what they can do now that they couldn’t do five years ago. We will also be focusing on the future and what the children would like to do when they grow up.

Science

During the Summer term our work on in Science will be based on plants.

Our learning challenge for is: Which birds and plants are in our local area?’

We will be learning about common wild and garden plants and will be identifying and describing what these look like. We will also be looking at deciduous and evergreen trees. The children will be planting their own seeds and looking at the changes that occur over time and what a seed needs to grow.  We will also be predicting and investigating what happens when you take away something that a plant needs to grow. Furthermore, we will be looking at the nature and wild life in our local area around school and investigating what we can do to attract birds and insects to our school. We will continue to develop our scientific enquiry skills. 

 

Timetable for useful information

Monday

 

Tuesday

RE and French with Mrs Rogan

Wednesday

Wake up, shake up

Singing Assembly

Thursday

PE- indoor PE kit

Friday

Spelling test

Spellings will be sent home

Mathletics, Time Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed activities allocated online

Class Assemblies

Our class assembly will be on Wednesday 19th June at 2:45pm.  We hope you can be there to see all the exciting things we have been doing!

 

Useful websites

https://community.mathletics.com/signin/#/student

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ParentsMenu.htm

www.ictgames.com

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks1bitesize

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

 

Mrs Fox and Mrs Markham - Class Teachers

Email -   office.sunnybank@visionmat.com

Please address emails to the school office email and put FAO Mrs Fox or Mrs Markham in the subject line. Thank you.

 

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Year 1 Long Term Planning 2018-2019