Welcome to Class One!
This term our topic is:
Into the Wild
As readers, we will continue to develop our phonetic knowledge, becoming more fluent readers. We will also read a range of both fiction and non-fiction texts including; poetry, stories and letters. We will develop our comprehension skills by identifying key features and answering both verbal and written questions.
Guided Reading sessions will take place once a week and on all other days your child will read individually to an adult. Please continue to read with your child at home on a daily basis; it really does make a huge difference!
As writers, we will be developing our basic skills and focusing on SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) to improve our writing. As well as this, we will be exploring different forms of writing, broadening our knowledge and understanding of their features. We will also be working hard to develop our handwriting.
Spellings continue to be of great importance. Your child will receive a new set of spellings each week which will be practised every day at school. We really appreciate you practising spellings with your child at home as well.
Daily phonics sessions will continue to take place to support your child in both reading and writing and we will also have regular handwriting sessions to focus on letter formation and size and develop our joined up handwriting style.
Year 1 children will be working towards the Phonics screening in June 2018.
As mathematicians, we will continue to work hard on our mental maths with daily inputs. We will also continue learning our 2, 3, 5, and 10 times tables. We will develop deeper into mathematical concepts, creating stable, theorectical foundations to build upon in the future.
As scientists, we will be learning about plants and animals. We will identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous
and evergreen trees. We will identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees. When looking at animals we will describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish,amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including pets) and identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part
of the body is associated with each sense.
As geographers, we will use our mapping skills to locate and explore. We will create maps of the forest where the wild things live. We will create a map of how Max gets to where the wild things live, include a key and directions. We will Look at where the world rainforests are.
As effective coders and users of technology, we will Use a painting program to create a picture of a Wild Things. We will make a stop-motion animation showing Max and some wild things having an adventure. Alongside this, we will continue to learn about e-safety, as well as using equuipment like cameras, iPads and torches across the curriculum. We will be using software like Microsoft Word and video to record our ideas.
As artists, we will create our own monster toys, monster puppets and using stitches to make the shape of a monster.
As physically active pupils. we will be improving our confidence in developing basic skills and working together in our PE lessons, having fun doing different activities which will test our skill and coordination. This half terms focus will be gymnastics!
As musicians, we will continue to develop our singing voices with weekly lessons. We will develop our understanding deeper through using instruments to explore pitch and sounds.
We will continue to share all about ourselves and what we are good at. We will discuss how we can be a good friend and what this means. In the story we will be focusing on, the child gets sent to bed when he makes mischief, so we will discuss what consequences are and how they result from our actions.
Take a look at what we have been doing in Class One so far this year!
Keep checking our website as we will be updating the photos throughout the term!