Welcome to Year 1!
Our theme for this term will be 'home and away'. There will be a focus on the local area with a comparison to London. We will be covering geography and history in this unit.
Our science topic will be 'through the window' and will be covered over the whole year. Our focus will be the seasons. We will be comparing our weather, hours of daylight and temperature with a primary school in the Southern Hemisphere.
In English, we have begun to explore the story 'Little Red' by Bethan Woollvin. We have started a three phase approach to literacy; which includes prediction, understanding and writing. To improve our writing, we will be learning a traffic light system to writing sentences. Green will be for capital letters at the start of a sentence, orange for conjunctions (such as 'and') and red for full stops or question marks.
We will move on to reading 'Paddington' by Micheal Bond. We will link the book with our creative work in geography, history, art and design. We will use what we know and have learned to write a postcard to Aunt Lucy in darkest Peru, telling her of our travels to Keighley and london.
In Maths, we have started the year by deepening our understanding of place value within 10, as well as, addition and subtraction. We will be learning how to use various tools and equipment to support our learning and understanding.
P.E. will be indoor this term and we will doing gymnastics. Please ensure your child has the correct P.E. kit, this includes black pumps.
Please could you send your child to school with a labeled water bottle. Children will have access to fill their bottles up at the water fountain throughout the day.
Finally, If there is anything you need to discuss please catch me at home time, or make appointment through the office.