Mrs Chown, Mrs Bath and Miss Sparks
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In Term 4, we will be reading 10 Things I Can Do to Help my World and Grandad’s Secret Giant. We will be thinking about changes that we can make to have a positive impact on our world. In Maths, we will begin with a focus on multiplication, doubles and halves and finding fractions of shapes and amounts. We will also be looking at solving a range of time and addition and subtraction problems. This term we are focusing on becoming masters of counting in multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s. Please keep practising this at home too!
In Science we will be exploring seasonal changes and animal habitats. The children will be learning about the different weather forecasts around the world and comparing the different habitats that animals may have. We will be finishing the term by learning all about spring and hopefully (weather permitting) spending time in the forest area searching for various insects.
In Art we will be using recycled materials to create Giants and models. We will also be sketching spring flowers.
Term 4 is a very busy term however reading is still as important as ever. Make sure that you keep up all of your fantastic reading at home! The children are always excited to have Mr Blake visit them when they are the winning class!
In Term 3 we will be reading ‘The Snail and the Whale’ by Julia Donaldson. We will be retelling the story, writing character diaries and focusing on how to use punctuation correctly within our sentences. In Maths, we will be using our number bonds to 20 to solve a range of problems. We will also be looking at multiplication and counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. We will count on and back and explore these number patterns using hundred squares. In Geography, we will be studying and researching Spain. We will be sampling some Spanish food, learning some language and having a go at some flamenco dancing. Science this term will be based around seasonal changes. We will be creating a weather diary, measuring the temperature and looking at a range of seasonal pictures.
Term 2 is based around the science topic of ‘Material Madness!’ In science this term we will be looking at materials. We will explore the properties of different materials and find out how they are used in different ways. We will then be comparing these materials so that we are able to design and create an umbrella for Ayesha the bear.
In History we will be looking at ‘The Great Fire of London’. We hope that the fire brigade will be able to visit. The children will be learning all about fire safety.
In English this term we will be focusing on the story of ‘Beegu’. We will also look at non-fiction texts based around the Great Fire of London as well as scientific books about materials. Finally, we will be embracing the Christmas spirit by writing letters to Father Christmas and practising for our Nativity performance on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th December.
In Maths this term we will be looking at measurements, counting and mental multiplication and division. Throughout the term we will also continue learning our number bonds – finding different ways to make all the numbers up to 10 and 20.
Term 2 is a very busy term however we still ask that reading be carried out every night at home. The children will also receive weekly spellings that will be tested every Friday.
Our Literacy will focus on two fiction stories called ‘The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch’ and ‘The Disgusting Sandwich’. 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.
In Maths, we will explore place value with teen numbers, simple addition and subtraction, 2D shapes and measuring tools. We try to 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.