Welcome back after Easter, we hope you have had an enjoyable holiday and are ready for the last term.
In topic this term we are focussing on 'Home and Away'. We will be researching and comparing our locality and a town called Tocuaro in Mexico. We will be using our map skills to locate England and Mexico and finding key features. We will also compare our beaches to Mexican beaches. To finish off our topic we will be having a trip to Filey beach.
In RE the topics are Resurrection and Miracles. This will extend on the work we have been completing prior to the Easter break. The children will also gain a deeper understanding of what a miracle means and have the chance to learn about some of the miracles performed by Jesus. The children will be able to retell religious stories and we will be pushing them to make links between what they have learned and their everyday lives.
In Maths we will be focusing on recognising, finding and naming a half and quarter of an object, shape or quantity, recognising and knowing different types of notes and coins. We will revisit, place value and number, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, measurement and position and direction.
In English we will be working hard to ensure all our phonics sounds have been learnt and that the children are able to apply their phonic knowledge to their reading and writing. We will continue to build on our sentence writing skills by studying fiction and non-fiction texts. The children will also be challenged to use a range of conjunctions and sentence starters to extend their learning.
In Science we will be focusing on Humans and Animals. We will investigate the human body and making comparisons with animals. Learning to look after our human body. Looking at habitats and what the different species need to survive
P.E. - For the first half term PE is on a Wednesday morning for athletics. A lot of children are consistently not bringing their P.E. kits to school. Please ensure your child has a white t-shirt, blue (or black) shorts and a pair of trainers for outdoor use, which they should leave in school. As always, the only jewellery permitted in school is a pair of plain small studs, and these do have to be removed for P.E. for safety. We are not able to remove them or cover them, so this will result in your child not taking part in our P.E. lesson. After half term PE will be on a Friday morning.
Homework - this will continue to be handed out on a Friday and will be collected back in the following Wednesday.
Children will have an independent reading book which will be brought home once a week and MUST be returned to school on their reading day. Reading records will be given to the children for parents to fill out as and when their child reads during the week at home. Do not forget to use the question sheets and challenges to use alongside the books.
Class Name: 1M/1P
Class Teacher: Miss McGowan/Miss Passingham
Class Teaching Assistant: Mrs Harrison/Miss Warrington
Other Year 1 staff: Miss Passingham, Miss Ellis, Miss Warrington, Mr Jones, Mrs Hirst and Mrs Benn
In English this half term we have been looking at Newspaper reports. Today we looked at the features of a newspaper report and presented our findings to the class.
In 1M we focussed on The Gingerbread Man story, we used ipads to create our own version of the story using a puppet app, we drew our own gingerbread house using 2D shapes, we measured the heights of gingerbread men and we created a new character for the story. On the final day we designed our own gingerbread man and woman and then decorated our real gingerbread man and woman, we had so much fun!
This half term we have focus on Multiplication and Division, we have used pictorial, abstract and concrete resources to help with our learning. Today we used Numicon to draw arrays for multiplication. We are really enjoying our Maths work!
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