Welcome back Year 1!
Saturday 18th April | 1 comment
We have another busy and exciting half term ahead. We have planned lots of super activities, trips and visitors.
In literacy we are focussing on Traditional Stories including Jack and the beanstalk and the Three Billy Goats Gruff. We will be looking carefully at the characters and using lots of adjectives to describe them. We will also be writing our own versions of traditional stories. Our Design and Technology this half term will be linked to literacy and we will be designing and creating bridges for the Billy Goats to use. We will continue with our guided reading and phonic sessions and will be revising all the phonemes in preparation for the phonic screening in June.
In maths we are beginning by practising our addition skills using numicon and number lines. Some children will be extended and taught how to use partitioning and recombining to solve addition calculations using larger numbers e.g 37 + 26= ? We will then move onto subtraction, multiplication and division.
In science we are beginning by learning about seeds, plants and life cycles. We will be visiting the school farm to plant lots of seeds. Look out for them growing in the Year 1 corridor. We will also be learning about animals – types, habitats and life cycles. Our trips to Rodley Nature Reserve, Tropical World and the ‘Animals in Tuition’ workshop will support our science work this half term. Don’t forget the ‘S Factor’ auditions will be held on Friday 24th April and the grand final is the 1st May.
In Religious Education we are learning about Creation Stories and in PE we are focussing on games skills and developing our kicking, passing and rolling using a variety of equipment. In ICT we are learning about coding and algorithms.
Phew! Another exciting half term in Year 1! We are looking forward to seeing you all on Monday.