Daily reading - 10 minutes
Daily spelling practice
Phonics Practice - see folder for frequency
Reading comprehension booklets sent home alternate weeks
On Monday (12/3/18) Year 1 took part in a drama morning which took us to 'the bottom of the bottom of the sea!'
We met lots of characters and were involved in many activities such as, creating a journey map, bringing the map to life, acting in role as villagers, persuasion and also listening to a story told by the 'Queen of the Sea'.
The children proved themselves to be fantastic in role and thoroughly enjoyed the morning.
This half term our topic is 'London'.
Children know we are learning about London because it is the capital city of where we live. Previously we have located London on a map and we shall be revisiting map skills as part of this topic.
In English, we will be sharing our existing knowledge about significant tourist attractions and also reading and learning to retell stories set in London which visit these well known places.
We will also be writing a poem using 'Walking Through The Jungle' as a template for our ideas. Lastly we will use all the knowledge we have developed to write a fact page about London.
In all of these writing opportunities, the focuses will continue to be:
In Maths, we will be learning about measuring - weighing and length. To do this we will be using non-standard units of measure and also introducing cm using a ruler.
We will continue to revisit skills and methods taught for addition and subtraction to further develop independency.
In History we will be exploring the Gun Powder Plot as a significant historical event.
Our cursive handwriting is looking fabulous and the children are trying really hard to use this style in their writing. I shall continue to send handwriting practice home so you are able to support your child with the correct letter formation.
Our topic this half term is'Healthy Us!' This is a Science focused theme that involves children exploring their senses and naming parts of their body.
Please find a copy of the Information for Parents below which gives more information about our topic.
This half term our topic is ‘Hot and Cold’.The main focus for our topic is to compare climates in hot and cold parts of the world with our own in the UK. As part of this we will develop our knowledge of the world map, naming continents and oceans. In English, we will be reading stories from different cultures and also developing our story telling skills using Talk for Writing techniques. This involves learning the story and being able to confidently retell the story, including using detail to interest the reader. We do this by creating story maps using pictures. Later on in the term, we will revisit recounting our personal experiences. Children will write about places they have visited and their family holidays in the past. In Science we will be describing weather in the UK and finding out about seasonal changes. In Numeracy, we will explore the four operations, particularly multiplication and division.