Our topic for this term is ‘Let’s Grow’. In English, we will be focusing on objectives from the National Curriculum in a creative and exciting way. Throughout the year, we will explore a wide variety of texts, both Non-Fiction and Fiction, to support our learning and understanding of language and comprehension. We will be reading non-fiction books such as ‘Baby Animals’ (and many more) in order to find out lots of interesting facts about animals. Year 1 are going to become real authors, creating their own amazing ‘Animal Facts’ books. Throughout the term we will be continuing to form our letters correctly, use capital letters and full stops and use our phonic knowledge to spell lots of different words.
In Maths, we will consolidate our knowledge of number and continue to develop our knowledge and understanding of different maths subjects including place value, the four operations, shape, measurement and plenty more! We will be exploring maths in ‘real life’ contexts so we learn how maths is such a valuable tool out in the real world. Problem solving activities feature across all of the different maths subjects that are taught so that the children can apply their knowledge of maths within different contexts.
Our topic ‘Let’s Grow’ will also underpin our other Curriculum subjects such as Art, Geography, Science and History. We will be learning lots of fascinating facts about how plants and animals (including humans) grow. We are looking forward to our trip to Iver Environmental Centre on the 6th of March to find out about plants from seed to the supermarket.
We will be learning the importance of attending school every day, being punctual and wearing the correct uniform.
Our goal as Year 1 teachers is to inspire the children to continue to grow in their love of learning, through building on key skills such as their resilience, determination, curiosity, ambition and problem solving.
How can you help?
Read all kinds of books, both fiction and non-fiction.
Can you talk about the books? What is your favourite part? Why?
Make sentences with the word packet words.
Spell the word packet words.
Read and write numbers in words as well as digits.
Tell the time – o’clock and half-past.
Use money –which coins can you recognise? How much do you have?
Say the days of the week in order. Can you start with a different day each time?
Say the months of the year in order. How many months are there? Which is your favourite and why?
Discuss the weather and the changing seasons.
Be inclusive, respectful, ambitious, resilient and curious.
Please ask us for help and always share any work that you do at home.
Many thanks for your support.
Miss Gettings and Miss Fowler.