Year 1 Curriculum Newsletter - Summer 1 2018
Welcome back to another exciting term in year 1. I hope you had a lovely break with your families.
Our topic this half term is 'The Great Outdoors'.
In English this half term, we will be writing our own stories based on the the story 'Goat and Donkey in the Great Outdoors' 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 exploring information booklets which we will link to 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 which takes place in June. Therefore, we would appreciate your encouragement and ask that you support your child with their reading during this term.
Please encourage your child to read daily and learn the spellings they are set each week at home. Reading books will be changed at least twice a week and spelling tests will take place on Mondays.
We will begin our maths this term by exploring positional and directional vocabulary, before recapping our knowledge of fractions and time. We will use this term to revisit previous learning that has taken place over the previous terms to deepen our knowledge and increase our confidence with fluency, reasoning and problem solving.
This half term, as our topic is'The Great Outdoors, a lot of our topic work will continue to explore the outdoors and will be visiting 'Bring Yer Wellies' for our class trip to enhance our learning within the classroom.During this half term, I hope to continue develop our outdoor garden by involving children in planting and taking care of flowers. One of the main focuses during this topic is science, in which we will explore different materials and will develop our scientific enquiry skills to by conducting a range of experiments.
Computing this half term will focus on developing children's understanding of the internet and we will have the opportunity to use safe search to conduct research and will develop our ability to to use Microsoft Word documents.
PE lessons will take place on Thursday afternoons and this half term we will be having dance sessions with Blackburn Rovers which will link to our Great Outdoors topic. 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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