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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Year 1 Curriculum Newsletter – Summer 2 2019

 

Welcome back after the holidays. We hope you have had a restful and enjoyable time with your families. We look forward to an exciting and final term ahead of us. We will continue to use the award system in place this year called Brookhouse Monster's University dojo points. Your child’s homework grid will be sent home at the beginning of the term and will focus on reading, spelling and learning the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.  Homework books will be given out on a Friday and will need to be handed in by the following Tuesday at the latest. PE lessons will take place on a Thursday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit each week, and is not wearing earrings on PE days. 

 

Our topic this half term is ‘ Robots.'

 

English: 

 

In English this half term, we will be writing our own non-fiction texts booklets all about Robots. We will 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, innovate then invent our own non-fiction text booklets.

 

Next we will be focussing on traditional rhymes about Robots. We will explore the key features of poems and create our own traditional rhymes about robots.

 

This half term, the children will be taking their Phonics Screening Test in June and we would we grateful if you could practise reading as much as possible with your child at home.

 

Please encourage your child to read daily and learn the spellings they are set each week at home. Reading books will be changed regularly and spelling tests will take place on Mondays.

 

Maths:

 

We will begin by finding ½ and ¼ of objects, shapes and quantities. Then we will be describing positions, directions and movements.  After that we will be telling the time to the nearest hour and half past times and learning lots of facts related to time and dates.  This will lead on to us reviewing addition and subtraction and what methods we use to work these out. Next we will be recapping our knowledge of multiplication and division. Then we will be measuring, recording and comparing lengths and masses. Lastly we will be recognising and sorting numbers, shapes and objects to make patterns.

 

We will be practising our 2x, 5x and 10x times tables regularly which all year 1 children should be able to recall confidently. Therefore, we ask that you practise these with your child as much as possible at home. During all work there will be a range of practical resources to support and engage the children’s learning. This term we will be building our confidence with fluency, reasoning and problem solving.

 

Science:

 

Our Science topic our topic is ‘Humans.’  We will start by identifying, naming, labelling and drawing different body parts. This will lead to us exploring the 5 senses and the body parts that they are connected to. We will then look in to how we keep ourselves healthy and clean. Next we will compare animal and human features. Lastly we will have our ‘Humans’ quiz to see who really knows the facts about humans.

 

Your child will be given fact sheets with information and vocabulary based on these topics and others that we are learning about in class. Please support and encourage your child with learning these facts, as this will support and consolidate their learning with the classroom.

 

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. 

 

I hope your child finds this final half term enjoyable and insightful!

 

 

Mrs Smith                           Mrs Patel                   Mrs Hussain         Mrs Usman

Class Teacher                      Teaching Assistant           Teaching Assistant    Teaching Assistant

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