Year 1 Curriculum Newsletter - Spring 2 2018
Welcome back to another short but busy term in year 1. I hope you had a lovely break with your families.
Our topic this half term is 'Growth and Green Fingers'.
In English this half term, we will be writing our own stories based on the the story of The Enormous Turnip to continue to develop our use of capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We will explore the text and use the Talk 4 Writing approach to retell the story and make small changes to write our own short story. We will then move onto writing instructions about planting seeds and taking care of plants which links nicely with our topic work.
Throughout the year, our main focus is applying our phonic knowledge within our reading as we prepare for our phonics screening check in the summer term. Your support with this is greatly appreciated and more information will follow later on in the year.
Please encourage your child to read daily and learn the spellings they are set each week at home. Reading books will be changed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and spelling tests will take place on Mondays.
We will begin our maths this term by exploring 2D and 3D shape and measuring length. We will then revisit addition and subtraction and deepen our knowledge of fractions. We will continue to develop children's fluency, reasoning and problem solving throughout the year to build their confidence with maths.
This half term, as our topic is Growth and Green Fingers, a lot of our topic work will explore different plants and trees, find out what plants need to grow and looking at foods that are grown from the ground. Children will have the opportunity to design and make healthy fruit salads in Design and Technology and will draw, print and paint flowers in our art lessons. During this half term, I hope to develop our outdoor garden by involving children in planting and taking care of flowers.
Computing this half term will focus on the children becoming collectors, learning how to use the internet safely to search for, and copy and paste, images of animals and insects.
PE lessons will take place on Thursday afternoons. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit each week, and can I please remind children not to wear earrings during PE days.
Your child will be set homework tasks to complete each week which will be sent home on Fridays, focusing on reading, spelling and learning the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. If you have any concerns, there will be opportunities for informal chats at the end of the school day, but if you would like a more formal meeting, please arrange a time with a member of the year 1 staff at the office.
Miss H Russell Mrs Haji Mrs Ubaid
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