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This Term we will be looking at:

 

 

 

 

During the first part of the term we are looking at ‘Easter to Pentecost.’ The children will learn the story of the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost and how they can follow Jesus’ example by loving their neighbours and helping in their communities.

After the half-term the children will be studying Discipleship.


 

In Numeracy we will be focusing on securing number facts, measurement (time, capacity, volume), fractions, position and direction.  We will also revisit multiplication and division. Please help your child to read the time on an analogue clock face at different times of the day on the hour and half hour.

In Year 1 we focus on the children knowing the facts and applying their skills so when they meet bigger numbers and more complex problem they have a secure knowledge.

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game   For identifying coins

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money  For paying for items using different coins

 

 

In Literacy we will be looking at fantasy stories, poems, dictionaries, glossaries and explanation texts. We will be revising and reinforcing rhyming patterns and initial and final letter sounds. Children will be creating their own fact books. The children are continuing to work on the grammar for year 1.

Reading

Children will read twice a week so please have their reading books in school every day.  (Once as a guided reading session and once individually)


 

 

Reading – online books

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/free-ebooks/

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/

 

Phonics    Make sure you select the correct phonics phase for your child – phase 2, 3 or 5.

https://www.phonicsbloom.com

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=phonics  Top marks has links to the major phonics sites.

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

This term we will be learning about ‘Plants.’ The children will learn to identify parts of a plant, including trees and compare common trees. In class we have our garden centers up and running. If you have any seeds or plastic plant pots at home that you would like to donate, please bring them in! After the half-term we may revisit our Animals including Humans topic as part of our Ocean Explorers theme. We will find out about the different creatures living in the oceans and what they eat.

 

 

 

 

This term we will be learning about events in the Twentieth Century. The children will find out about the Wright brothers’ first flight, Queen Elizabeth II and Tim Berners-Lee, the man who invented the Internet.

In Geography we will be learning about the world and how it is mapped.  Please look at maps with the children and encourage them to find the seven continents. The children will be using their mapping skills for their local area.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will learn to create several documents using the internet to research their non-fiction reports. They will also be using Espresso coding to create simple games.


 


 

In Art we will be looking at the paintings of Henri Rousseau and the children will be using different techniques to create backgrounds and foregrounds. We will also look at the paintings and sketches of artists who have illustrated traditional stories.  We will be replicating their designs using acrylics, pastels and collage.

 

 

 

 

In Design Technology we will be making porridge which is linked to our Literacy topic, as well as creating and designing our own fruit or vegetable salad.

 

 

 

In Music we will be learning about different musical instruments and create a class composition.

 

De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats

We will be continuing to learn about De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats.  We are already using the Red Hat (feelings, intuition), Yellow Hat (positive thinking) and White Hat (information), and will be adding the Green and Black Hats this term (creativity and problem solving). The children enjoy “wearing” the hats and learning to use these methods to develop their thinking.

Habits of Mind

The Habits of Mind are a collection of 16 thinking dispositions designed to help children develop their critical and creative thinking skills. Every week children are taught to use a different ‘habit of mind’ to help with their thinking and apply this to their work.

Visual Maps

The children are now using visual tools in all areas of their learning. These tools help the children map out their ideas and organize their thinking.

If you have any questions please feel free to come and see me after school.

Ms Keevil

 

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