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Year 1 - Willow Class

Welcome to Year 1 Willow Class

 

 

 

SUMMER TERM 2

 

 

Our Topic this term is "The Great Outdoors" 

 

What we are learning in school

 

 

Year 1 we are so excited to have you back for our final term!! You have been so amazing!

 

 

Maths

In maths we will be finishing off our topic of multiplication and division before moving onto fractions. We will be consolidating our work with numbers up to 50, adding and subtracting. At the end of term we will look at money and time to prepare us for Year 2.

 

English

This term we are looking at developing our storytelling skills by planning and writing our own simple stories. We will be working on developing our pluralisation. We will also be looking at captions and labels in a non-fiction piece of text and how to explain a simple process. E.g. the life cycle of an animal. During Rainbow week we will be looking at the story of The  Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. We visit our Library on a Monday.

 

Phonics

After finishing our phase 5 phonics last half term, we will be recapping some of our more challenging sounds in preparation for our phonics assessment.  We will be completing an internal phonics assessment the week commencing 21st June.

 

After this we will begin looking at suffixes such as ‘s’ and ‘es’ to make things plural. Remember to log on to bug club to complete books and games.

 

Science

In science we will be looking at Seasons again focusing on spring and summer. We will develop our understanding of what a season is and recap how weather and day length changes across the seasons. We will observe seasonal changes and look at vegetation around school to identify how it differs from the autumn term. Finally, we will be looking at how to keep safe in the sun!

 

PSHE

This term we will be recognising how we grow and change. We will be looking at how we are the same and similar to each other and how to acknowledge and regulate our feelings. 

 

Geography

We will be learning about our local area and thinking about what it is like. We will do some simple field work looking at the houses around us and the local jobs. We will also be thinking about how we can make changes to our surroundings.

 

Computing

This term we will be looking at programming using Bee-Bots and Textease turtle. We will program simple sequences for the Bee-Bots to complete.

 

D & T

This terms topic is Fabric Faces. We will be learning how to join two pieces of fabric. What might be appropriate to represent our hair and how we might make a face shape. We will build up to designing and making our own self portrait.

 

Music

In music we will be looking at a song called ‘Your imagination’ by Joanna Mangona and Pete Readman.  We will be linking this to their own story writing and using their imaginations to develop a book world.

 

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Mrs Mead, Mrs Nowlan-Hunt and Miss Woolnough

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