Year 1


SPRING (1) – January 2019

We would like to take the opportunity to let you know about some of the things we will be learning about this half term.

Our work in Science will focus on recognising and sorting different types of materials.

In RE we are looking at Christianity and friendship.

In History the children will learning about a ‘famous person’. We will be studying the life and work of Charles Darwin.

In English we will be looking at  poetry about houses and homes.

In Maths we will be focusing on shape, measurement and money. Lots of practice at home will be beneficial too!

In PE, we are working  with Manchester United and  we will also be studying dance.

Important information

Weekly homework will consist of most weeks:

  1. Reading book—minimum of 3 times a week
  2. Spellings
  3. English (alternate weeks)
  4. Maths (alternate weeks)

 

AUTUMN 2 – November 2018

Our work in Science will focus mainly on animals, and our trip to Knowsley Safari Park will incorporate a lot of learning related to this topic.

In Geography the children will learn about seasonal changes, and hot and cold climates around the world.  We’re sure that your children would love to discuss these places with you at home.

In English we will be learning how to write instructions—particularly how to trap a dragon! The children will need to know lots of ‘bossy verbs’.

In Maths we will be focusing on place value, and addition and subtraction within 20. Lots of practice at home will be beneficial too!

In PE, we are continuing with Team Theme and Gymnastics.

 

AUTUMN 1 – September 2018

Our work in Science will focus upon the human body, the senses and the seasons. Please look out for seasonal changes and discuss these with your children.

In History the children will learn about old and new objects  and looking at old photographs. Please could you bring in a named baby photograph of your child asap!!!

In English we will be learning about nursery rhymes and traditional fairy tales. Please share these with your children at home if you know any!

In Maths we will be focusing on number formation to 20,  both numbers and words and place value.  We’re sure they will be keen to practise at home!

Important information

Weekly homework will consist of most weeks:

  1. Reading book—minimum of 3 times a week
  2. Spellings
  3. English
  4. Maths

 

SUMMER 2018 

This term in English we will continue to focus on forming sentences correctly, using  capital letters, full stops and adjectives.

In Maths we are focusing on  time, ordering language— before, after, first next,.  We are starting to look at length, height and weight.  Please could you  go over these topics in Maths  and English at home to support the learning they are receiving in class.

In Science we are exploring plants and seasons.

We will be looking at how a plant grows and labelling them.  They will also be growing their own plant. We will be looking at the different types of plants and trees there are—deciduous and evergreen.  They will be look at the life cycle of plants and how they change.

In Geography we are looking at our local area and the different types of buildings.  In History we are looking at objects that belong in the past and present. We will be discussing what their differences are.

Please can you practise their home address with them as we will be practising this in class.

In Art we will be focusing on the works of Andy Goldsworthy and Antony Gormley.  Working on the different materials that artist use in their work.

In ICT we will be looking at using IPads and taking photographs.  We will be using the computers to create digital art.

In Design and Technology we will be making a model.

When reading ask the children questions about the book they have read.

 

Here are some of the Authors that we will be looking at this half term.   If you manage to go to the Library then please look out for these and read them with your child.

Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers,   Up and Down by Oliver Jeffers.

The Perfect Pet by Fiona Roberton,  The Perfect Present by Fiona Roberton.

Allan Ahlberg ,  Mick Inkpen,  Jill Murphy,  Martin Waddell ,  Julia Donaldson

 

SPRING 2018

This half term in English we will be looking at Poems and Traditional Stories. If you can visit the library and find some of these topics to read at home it will help your child. We will be using the ‘Talk for Writing’ technique, which is pictures for the words to help your children remember the story.
In Maths we are focusing on Money , months, days of the week, and shapes. Please could you go over these topics in Maths and English at home to support the learning they are receiving in class.

In Science we are exploring different materials and the properties that these hold.
We will be looking at what objects are made from and how to describe their properties.
In Geography we are looking at the United Kingdom and the countries that make these up. We are looking at Capital cities and main towns and different types of houses. Please can you practise their home address with them as we will be pratising this in class.
In Art we will be focusing on the works of William
Morris. Working on the use of different styles of lines that pencils can make. We will also be making repeating pattern prints with different mediums.
In ICT we are continuing to look at the features of the computer and its main parts. We are going to be using Bee-Bot’s computer bee’s. The children will give them instructions so they can move around the room.
Please can you continue to practise handwriting at home. When reading ask the children questions about the book they have read.

This half term we are hoping that ALL the children in Year 1 will get a certificate for reading 3 times a week.
A reward treat is being planned for the children who achieve this, this 1/2 term.

READING IS SO IMPORTANT!

To help with your child’s education here are two useful links when reading to your child and hearing your child read.

Ten Benefits of Reading for your Child
Ten Tips On Hearing Your Child Read

Homework:
Given out: Friday
Due in: Monday

PE
on Tuesday and Friday
PE kit: – Burgandy shorts, white t shirt and black pumps

Spelling Test – EVERY Friday.
Reading books – Remember our target is 3 reads a week!
Please bring reading books and SIGNED LOGS so that your child can swap their books and earn Olympic points – Currently Mon and Fri!