Welcome to Year 1 Willow Class
SUMMER TERM 1
Our Topic this term is Kind and Queens
What we are learning in school
Welcome back year 1, we are so excited for the summer. Here are the things we will be learning about.
In Maths, to start with, we will be focusing on measurement. Looking at different ways to compare length, height, weight and volume.
We will then be learning about multiplication, division and fractions. With a focus on the 2’s, 10’s and 5’s times tables. We will look at making groups equal and using counting in arrays to help us.
In English we will be looking at a traditional tales story. With a focus on re-telling familiar stories and recounting events; including sequencing stories and focusing on who is in the event, where events take place and what happens in each event. We will be exploring the story Hansel and Gretel. We will also be using story language such as: then, next, one day and once upon a time to help us.
We will be exploring different inventors and what they made. Looking at Lego, and its properties; finding out who Mae Jemison is, learning about different animals, we will look at different plants that we can name, we will learn to read the weather on a weather gauge, and we will learn about different ways to keep things warm (insulation).
This term we will be recognising what makes us unique and special. We will exploring different feelings and how to manage situations when things go wrong.
We will be learning about Kings and Queens. We will look at the role of the monarch, the significance of the British monarchy, looking into family trees, the secrets of Richard the 3rd, learning what a medieval banquet is and comparing Queen Elizabeth the 1st and Queen Victoria.
We will learn how to use word processing software to: Combine text and images, insert text boxes into a document, insert clip art and sound files and to format text, changing the font size and colour.
We will be learning different athletic skills to help us prepare for sports day. We will also focus on ball skills including sending, receiving and passing. We will have our yoga sessions every Wednesday too.
This term we will be learning all about portraits and using different materials and techniques to create our own. We will be exploring the work of Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Andy Warhol and creating artwork inspired by them.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs Mead, Mrs Nowlan-Hunt and Miss Woolnough