Year 1

Year 1 is taught by Mrs Claire Atkin and supported by TA Tandy Ould

Year 1 Spring Term 2018

Our topic for the first half-term is ‘Marvellous mini-beasts’. We will be finding out facts about mini beasts using books and ICT, reading mini beast stories and writing our own stories and poems about them. We will be making junk model mini beasts as part of our art lessons as well as painting, drawing and labelling them. All of this will be displayed in our ‘minibeast investigation lab’ role play area!

During our R.E. sessions we will be learning the Christian story of creation. We will also be looking at the bible and talking about the different types of writing it contains. We will be studying a few different stories from both the old and new testaments. In Science and Geography we will be continuing to learn about seasonal changes and the weather and continue with some weather investigations.

During the second half of the Spring term our topic is ‘The Magic of Growing’ and we will be learning all about plants and building on the knowledge that the children acquired in the reception class. We will be reading traditional tales about growing such as ‘The Enormous Turnip’ and finding out what plants need to grow by doing some plant experiments in Science.

We will be making our own instruction books about ‘How to Plant a Seed’ and drawing observational pictures of flowers. For our history, we will be learning about the lives of the famous artists Van Gogh & L.S.Lowry and doing some work in their style. Our R.E. topic for the half term is, ‘How do Christians Celebrate through Easter?’ and we will be exploring the Easter story in different ways.

New homework grids will be sent home at the beginning of the term and I hope you enjoy choosing tasks to complete with your child. Please remember to also read daily with your child and sign their reading record. Year one spellings and mental maths ideas are also on our class website page.

Our P.E. days have now changed to a Monday and Thursday, so please ensure that your child has their full kit in school. Library books will continue to be changed on a Friday afternoon.