Year 1 2021 - 2022
Welcome to Class 1
Summer Term 1 - 2022
We hope you all had a wonderful Easter break in the sunshine. We are looking forward to seeing you and have lots of exciting things planned over the coming weeks.
Our main English focus will be based around a beautiful picture book entitled 'Toys In Space' by Mini Grey. This follows the adventures of a group of toys that disappear from a garden and end up in space. The descriptive language in the text and wonderfully detailed illustrations will hopefully inspire some fantastic work. We will also use the film 'Toy Story' as basis for our writing and role play work.
We will continue to work hard in our daily phonics sessions with the Phonics Screening Test approaching. We would encourage you to consolidate this learning with your child at home as this will really help childrens progress. If you need any support or resources please ask.
In Maths, we will build on last terms work revisiting concepts of place value, addition and subtraction. We will then look at ordering and partitioning 2 digit numbers and number bonds to 20. We will work on recognising coins, ordering coins in value and making given totals. We will also look at 2 and 3Dshapes, simple measures, time and using mathematical language to describe position. We will also begin to look at simple multiplication and division.
Topic work has a History focus again this half term as it links brilliantly with our English text. We will be considering the question 'How do our favourite toys and games compare with those in the 1960's?' This investigation looks at the 1960's, a period of time within living memory. We will explore some key events and people of the 60's, both in the UK and globally. Children will consider continuity and change, particularly the internet and the significant changes it has made to toys and games today. Maybe we have some grandparents out there willing to share their memories of toys and games when they were young? More details and a useful vocabulary list can be found in the History Knowledge Organiser below.
In Science our topic focus is 'Wonderful weather'. The children will explore the weather by keeping weather charts and becoming weather reporters. They will have lots of opportuntiies to experiment, making wind and rain gauges and have fun exporing shadows.Tthe Science Knowledge Organiser contains more details in the link below.
We can’t wait to get started!
Children will all be given 2 reading books per week and would all benefit from reading every night. Little and often is best! Homework will be sent out on Fridays to be handed in by the following Tuesday. We really appreciate your support in this matter.
P.E. for Class 1 will be each Monday and Wednesday and the children should come into school wearing their P.E. kits on these days.
Please check the class page regularly for updates and photographs of what we have been getting up to in class.
Each child will soon receive their own login details for both Purple Mash and Active Learn. Both online learning platforms offer a great range of learning activities that children enjoy in school.
Remember if you want to contact us, please use the Class One email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Blair, Mrs Dennehy, Mrs Pritchard, Mrs Devers and Mrs Clarke
If you need an extra link to reading activities. The Learn Live Read Channel will feature one Live read every week day at 10.00. Here's the link! https://learnliveuk.com/learn-live-read-channel/
Mental Health links:
- Children's Mental Health resources - for parents
- 5 minutes of fun
- Partnership for Children
- Family Togetherness
- Relax with Hollie
- Cbeebies Mindful Garden
Please also visit the school's dedicated mental health and well-being page for more information on where to get support.
Welcome to the Class One Learning Hub!
Click on the icons below which will take you straight to the website. The website will give you ideas and activities for their age related learning journey. We will add to this over time. Don't forget to look on Google Classroom for your latest activities!
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