Year 1 Curriculum Newsletter - Summer 2 2018
Welcome back for our final half term in year 1!
Our topic this half term is 'Robots'
In English this half term, we will be writing our own stories based on the the story 'No-Bot' 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 poetry which links to our topic of 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 at least twice a week and spelling tests will take place on Mondays.
We will begin our maths this term by exploring 2D and 3D shapes and fractions, before recapping our knowledge of multiplication and division. 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. By the end of year 1, children must confidently be able to recall their 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Therefore, we ask that you practise these with your child as much as possible at home.
This half term, as our topic is'Robot', a lot of our topic work will have a science focus, looking at the human body and finding similarities and differences between humans and robots. We will also develop our art skills by drawing portraits using a range of media and will create our own robots in groups during our DT lessons.
Computing this half term will link to our Robots topic as we revisit programming and children will have the opportunity to use bee-bots and begin to develop their skills using Scratch Jr. We will also be providing opportunties for children to become familiar with using 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 Robots 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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