Mr Bartlett and Miss Newman
Mrs Chown, Mrs Bath and Miss Sparks
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This term we will be reading 10 Things I Can Do to Help the World and Grandad’s Secret Giant. We will be continuing to develop our sentence writing – punctuating sentences with a full stop and capital letters and also extending our ideas using conjunctions. In Phonics, we will be learning our Phase 5 sounds – alternative spellings for sounds we have already learnt, including split digraphs. Please continue to read with your child at home and practise their key words – we have been really impressed with the progress the children have been making and reading at home is really supporting them with this.
In Maths, we will be counting in 2s, 5s and 10s to 100 and we will be applying our knowledge of this to different questions. We will also be measuring and comparing different lengths, capacities and masses through some practical activities. Please keep counting at home – forwards and backwards from different numbers to 100 and in 2s, 5s and 10s to 100.
We will be continuing with our History topic of Communication this term and thinking about how this has changed over time and how both people and technology have contributed to these changes. In PSHE we will be thinking about keeping ourselves healthy and how we can make healthy choices. We will also be thinking about keeping ourselves safe around everyday household items and discussing how medicines can be used safely to make us better when we are poorly.
This term we will be reading the books ‘Beegu’ and ‘Traction Man’ and focusing on consolidating our use of capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. We will be recapping the digraphs and trigraphs we have learnt in Phonics and encouraging the children to use these sounds in both their reading and their writing. We will also be learning our consonant blends. Please continue to read as much as you can with your child at home – it is really helping them to progress. In Maths we will be continuing to focus on securing the children’s understanding of place value of numbers. We will be focusing on addition and subtraction and solving different problems including missing box problems and learning about fact families. Our Science focus will be on animals and we will be learning about different habitats. In History, we will be thinking about how the way we communicate has changed over time and we will write letters to ourselves to post home.
This term we will be reading the book ‘The Disgusting Sandwich’ and using lots of adjectives to describe in our writing. We will be focusing on digraphs in Phonics and encouraging the children to use these sounds in both their reading and their writing. Please continue to read as much as you can with your child at home – it is really helping them to progress. In Maths we will be continuing to focus on securing the children’s understanding of place value of numbers to 20. We will be focusing on addition and subtraction and using different strategies to solve these. Our Science focus will be on humans and animals and we will be learning about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. In Geography we will be using maps to look at the local area and planning a route for our walk to the local shops.
Our Literacy will focus on two fiction stories called ‘How to be a Lion’ and ‘Can I build another me?’. We will be focusing on using finger spaces in our writing and using the sounds we already know to sound out words that we write. To begin with we will be doing lots of list writing before moving on to sentences.
In Maths, we will explore place value with teen numbers. We will be doing lots of counting, number recognition and sequencing. We will make Maths as practical as possible. Children will investigate numbers and learn how to solve problems in different contexts.
In Year 1 we want all children to have a love of reading. Just like in Reception, Phonics is taught daily. The children play games, sing songs and read books to support them to enjoy reading and discover new worlds in books.
During Term 1 we ask children and parents to focus on reading as often as possible. The children can practise their phonics, read their school books or practise their key words. Parents should record their child’s reading in their reading record and this will be checked on a weekly basis.