A big warm welcome to Class 1
It's a new school year and a new term and the Class 1 team are really excited to welcome back our Year 1 and 2 pupils. We can't wait to get started with your learning this term. You will love our new topic 'Incredible Me'. From sharing stories about your favourite toys, and swapping tales of when you were babies, to exploring emotions and creating pop-art portraits.
We are super keen also, to meet our new Reception year children and welcome them into the Boynton School family. This term's topic will give us lots of opportunities to get to know you and your families, and share in all the things you like to do. The Class 1 team will ensure you can settle confidently into our friendly class and enjoy many new learning experiences, to make this a wonderful start to your school life.
Mrs Maniam-Sirr (Class Teacher)
Mrs Grant (Teaching Assistant)
Miss Mac (Nursery Nurse)
Autumn Term Topic - Incredible Me
Literacy: This term the children will be exploring their emotions with the book ‘The Colour Monster’ by Anna Llenas We will find out about how the seasons (and us) change with ‘The Growing Story’ by Ruth Krauss. We’ll also join in with some adventures with the ‘Funny Bones’ crew by Allan Ahlberg. We will use these books for story writing, role-playing, making props, creating newspaper stories, writing instructions, creating fact-files and reports. Later in the term we will look at some well-known fairy tales as well as writing poems based on Bonfire night traditions.
Phonics:To support reading and writing we will be following the Letters and Sounds scheme at the appropriate stages for each child. We also ensure books are sent for home-reading at a suitable level, relating the the phonics children are learning in class.
Handwriting: Children in reception will develop their mark-making this term and will be supported with their print writing. Year 1 will develop their print writing, while Year 2, when ready, will begin to learn the cursive script used by the school.
Numeracy: Our work in numeracy will focus on number for this term.
We will be looking at recognising numbers and counting (Reception and Year 1), place value (Year 1 and 2) as well as adding, subtracting, sequence work and odd and even numbers. We will also focus on different number bonds, and using these to problem solve.
We will find out about estimating, and comparing and measuring length. We will be doubling and halving and counting in steps of 5 and 10 (Year 1 and 2).
Science: This term we will focus on our bodies, finding out what we need to survive, and thinking about what makes us alive.
The children will find out about the importance of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.
We will tie in our geographical weather work and find out about seasonal changes.
History/Geography: This term we will be learning all about how childhood has changed, comparing what we can do now to when parents and grandparents were children. We’ll look at how toys and games have changed over time.
In geography we will be looking at the different countries that make up the UK, and comparing towns and countryside. We will find out about our local weather patterns and will compare these to other parts of the world. We will explore the different seasons and how the day length varies.
I.C.T: At the start of the year we will learn about Internet Safety.
We will focus on learning about how to use different ICT programmes to create posters and adverts, we will also be exploring texture, lines, tones, colours and shape to create portraits (linked to our Art/DT).
Art/D.T: We will use collage to create emotion masks. Year 1 and 2 will explore mixing colours and creating tones. We’ll find out about the bright colourful pop art of Andy Wahol and create our own portraits.
In D.T. we will learn about textiles and develop our measuring, cutting and sewing skills to make ‘name bags’. We’ll also be weighing, cutting, grating and mixing to make some Winter shortbread treats.
P.E: This term we focus on dance and movement. The children will learn how we can move our bodies and sequence different moves. We also be learning different games involving jumping, rolling, throwing and catching beanbags and balls.
Music: This term we will be learning about playing instruments, including recorders and glockenspiels and will use these to develop our skills on how and when to play a musical instrument. We’ll be using these instruments, as well as our voices to learn about rhythms, pitch, dynamics and identify the beat of a tune. We will be using our voices expressively and creatively by singing seasonal songs and speaking well-known chants and rhymes.
R.E: Our focus this term is ‘Looking at me looking at you’. We’ll explore the ideas of belonging to a faith and how Christians and Hindus welcome babies into their faiths. We’ll learn about two important times of celebration for Hindus and Christians: Diwali and Christmas.
P.H.S.C.E: At the start of term we will agree on class rules, and how we should treat each other. We will take time to appreciate the range of feelings and emotions we may have coming back together after a long time apart. We will learn about how we are all different, and the importance of co-operation within the school.