We had a fabulous day we had at Cannock Chase learning about animals and their habitats.
Class 1 Vehicle models
Class 1 made some fantastic models as a culmination of our British Values Summer term Vehicle project.
This is a summary of the units that we will be studying in Year 1 this term.
We will be continuing to develop our writing skills, using a range of books to inspire us. We will be practising saying our sentences before writing them and sequencing sentences to create short narratives. We will be reinforcing the basic skills, such as leaving spaces between words. We will be trying to punctuate our sentences, using capital letters, full stops, question marks and explanation marks.
We are continuing to work on accurate letter formation, with the children gradually being introduced to pre-cursive letters. It is important that the children learn to form these letters accurately now so that they can more easily progress to a cursive script.
The children will be taking part in daily RWI sessions. They will continue to take home a RWI book once a week and a ‘reading for pleasure book’. Please make sure that your child’s reading diary is signed and returned to school daily.
In Maths, this term, we will be working with numbers to 50. We will be developing our understanding of place value in 2 digit numbers so that the children can order and compare numbers to 50.
We will be practising counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and will use this to introduce the concept of multiplication as ‘repeated addition’.
We will also be covering work on measurement of length, height, weight and volume, time and money. We will spend time embedding our learning so that we can apply it to real life situations.
The RE units for the summer term include the liturgical seasons of Easter and Pentecost. We will also be covering the units ‘Sharing Jesus’ Life’ and ‘Following Jesus Today’.
In History we will be learning about how seaside holidays have changed over time. Our enquiry will be based around:
What was going to the seaside like 100 years ago?
What kind of things did people do at the seaside 100 years ago?
How do we know what holidays were like 100 years ago?
Do we go to the seaside for the same reasons that people went 100 years ago?
How have seaside holidays changed over the past 100 years?
In Geography, we will be continuing to develop our understanding of different types of maps. We will be using the compass points N, S, E and W to describe the position of places in relation to each other.
We will be learning about China and making comparisons with the U.K.
During the first half term, our unit of work is based upon ‘Seasonal Changes’. We will be learning about key features associated with the different seasons. We will also be observing and describing the weather. During the second half term we will be learning about plants.
Design and Technology
In Design and Technology, we will be looking at puppets. We will be using simple sewing techniques to make a puppet that we have designed ourselves.
In Music we will be using Charanga. During the first half term the unit is called ‘Use Your Imagination’. During the second half term it will be ‘Reflect Rewind Replay’. We will be learning to sign a song, as we are unable to sing in class due to COVID restrictions. As part of using our imaginations, we will be composing some of our own lyrics to add to the song. We will also be learning to use glockenspiels to add a simple accompaniment to the song.
Art and Design
This term we will be exploring the art work of Jeannie Baker, who is known for her collage work. We will be investigating the materials she uses in her work and we will be experimenting with our own collage work. We will be working towards designing a seascape collage.
In computing, we will be learning how to safely log on and off the new Chromebooks. We are using Purple Mash to develop eBooks that we can share with our friends. We have added backgrounds, animation and sound to our books.Throughout all of our computing work we will be emphasising the need for on-line safety.
P.E. lessons are timetabled for Tuesday and Friday afternoons. The lessons are delivered by our sports coaches from A.S.M. This term the children will be doing athletic skills, net and wall skills and invasion games.
The main homework will be set on Mondays This is put onto the class webpage. In addition to any written homework, please try to read daily with your child and sign their reading diaries. Little and often is best – five to ten minutes each day can make a big difference.
In your reading folders, you will have a poster with recommended books for Year 1. Your challenge is to finish reading all of these books by the end of Year 1! We will work together and find as many books to share with each other to try to get everyone to read them!
There are some amazing books that I am sure you will enjoy just as much as I have.
For each book you read, write a couple of sentences about the book in the back of your homework diary so that we know you have read it! There will be a prize for the people who read them all! Good luck and have fun!
Below you will find the expectations for Year 1 and Year 2 in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. This year the year 2 will be following the government's End of Key Stage 1 interim curriculum. The government guidance can be downloaded at the bottom of the page. This document provides detail of the specific expectations for the end of year 2 statutory tests and expectations.
The document for year 1 which can be downloaded below identifies Year 1 expectations. In this document we have also produced ‘deepening’ targets for parents to show you the targets that the children will be working towards if they have met all of the ‘expected’ targets to master their learning skills.
As a school we shall report your child’s progress against these end of year expectations at parent’s evening during the year.
The following terms will be used:
· Your child is not on track to meet the end of year national expectations.
· Your child is on track to meet the end of year national expectations .
· Your child is on track to deepen the end of year national expectations.
Any extra support you can provide in helping your child or children to achieve these will benefit them greatly.