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Spring 1

Our topic for this half term is Who am I? Tell me Why.This will build upon previous learning from the last term and cover lots of different subjects driven by Science where we will be learning all about different sorts of animals, including humans, the different categories they fall under and a little about where they live, too.

 

In our English we will primarily be focusing on an under the sea theme and this will link into types of animals and also some of the current problems marine life are facing. Hopefully, we will be doing some work within the local community, as well as some exciting trips on the cards too so keep an eye out for letters and the school newsletter for key dates for your diary.

Handwriting

We will continue working on letter formation and confidence with writing and this term, the children will be expected to begin to do this independently. The children will continue to learn accurately spell words, use capital letters and full stops accurately as well as working on our school’s cursive font- or as the children call it ‘fancy pantsy writing!’

Phonics

Phonics is a huge part of the Year 1 curriculum and all Year 1 children take part in this national screening in June. There is a meeting to give more information about this on Monday 3rd February 2020 at 3:30, as well as opportunity for you to come in and watch some phonics be taught in school and share some exciting games and activities that can be used at home to support your child.

Maths

In Maths this term we are looking at place value focusing on counting, one more and one less than and ordering numbers to 30. The children will begin to develop their understanding of tens and ones in number. We will be continuing to work on addition and subtraction to 20 as well as some different areas of Maths such as weight, length and height.

 

What are we looking at this term in Wolf class?


Our enquiry for this half term is ‘The Toy Story- how have toys changed?’ This will link in with our learning in lots of different subjects but the enquiry will be driven by History, discussing toys from the past and Science looking at different materials toys are made from. We are exploring all about toys through time by learning what toys would have been played with when you and your parents were children and before with Victorian toys. Also, we will be learning about how toys were invented and how some toys have changed over time to develop into toys we still play with today.

English

In English we will continue working on confidence in writing by working in smaller groups until the end of this term. The children will continue to learn how to write sentences, use capital letters and full stops accurately as well as working on our school’s cursive font- or as the children call it ‘fancy pantsy writing!’ We are going to be looking at the fiction texts Lost in the Toy Museum, Toys in Space and Traction Man as well as some poetry and instructions through recipes, too!

Phonics

Phonics is a huge part of the Year 1 curriculum and the children take part in a national screening at the end of the academic year, which you will receive more information about later on. We therefore do Phonics every day and the children will begin to apply new sounds and recognise ‘alien’ words in their reading and writing.

Maths

In Maths this term we are looking at Place Value focussing on counting, one more and one less than and ordering numbers to 30. As well as this we will be learning how to add and subtract numbers more confidently, counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. Also we will be finding out about 2D and 3D shapes, too!

C.A.S.E

This term we will be having Children and Safety Education (C.A.S.E.)  sessions with the brilliant Mr Fowkes and these take place throughout the Autumn term. A letter has already been sent out with information regarding this. If you have any questions about this, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Simple homework may be set with C.A.S.E. on a weekly basis.