Year 1 have been reading the book ‘Beegu’ by Alexis Deacon, the children have produced some amazing pieces of writing inspired by the book. I decided to contact the author and share some of their work, he was so impressed by all of the children’s hard work. He even replied with a video message: https://youtu.be/sD52WtGEpBg
Take a look at what we’ll be exploring this half term……
We will begin our term by reading ‘Whatever Next’ by Jill Murphy which is a lovely story about a bear’s imaginative journey to the moon. The children will make their own space rocket to use in our Role Play area where they can act out going to the moon. The children will also be reading ‘Beegu’ by Alexis Deacon which is a fictional story about an alien lost on earth. We will be using ‘Talk for Writing’ strategies to retell the story and create our own space stories using a story map. The children will be actively encouraged to use their phonics to spell words and begin to say words and sentences out loud in preparation for writing sentences. There will also be a focus on handwriting so that children can practise letter formation of upper and lower case letters.
Please encourage a love of reading at home and use Reading Eggs regularly. (Reading Eggs login details are attached to the Reading Record book. Please ask a member of staff if you have any problems.) We ask that you read with your child as often as possible and sign their reading record a minimum of twice weekly in line with school policy. We will check reading records every Wednesday with homework. We will change their book twice a week, on a Monday and a Wednesday. This is to encourage more depth of comprehension and more fluency practise. Pleases return reading books and records everyday.
This term we will be working on developing our place value knowledge, practising counting and writing our numbers to 50 ready to begin our new scheme, ‘power maths’ in October.
In this unit children will learn about their senses and how they use them to describe the world. Children will identify and name the basic external parts of the human body and recognise the functions of some body parts, including the sense organs. Children will describe and compare common animals, and will recognise and name a variety of animals and their body parts. They will construct and label a map of the human body and will draw comparisons between human and animal body parts. They will consider how to treat other people and living things with care and respect. At the end of the unit, children will create a song which compares the functions of various animals’ body parts.
We will be learning all about Space this term! We will be documenting all the significant events and developments in Space on a class timeline! We will be making our own aliens out of clay and using a range of media and skills to create lots of space related art for our role play area. The children will be learning about Time Peake, Helen Sharman and Neil Armstrong in a quest to find out what life is really like as an astronaut!
During this term we will be learning all about people who are Christians and finding out about what they believe through stories in the bible.
The children will be learning how to use all the apps on our class I-Pads, learning to login to Reading Eggs and TT Rock stars independently, learning about E-Safety and learning all about technology at home and in the classroom.
The children will be doing dance this term.
PE will take place on Mondays and Fridays this term.
Please make sure that PE kits are in school every week, they can be taken home on Friday to be washed over the weekend.
Our school follows a scheme called Jigsaw and this term our Year 1 children will complete a unit called ‘Being me in my world’ which celebrates all the qualities that makes people unique. Children will get lots of opportunities to discuss and share what is good about themselves and how they want to grow in the coming year ahead.
We will be exploring a unit called ‘Hey You!’ using the school’s music scheme, Charanga. We will listen and appraise a range of Hip Hop songs such as:- Hey You! by Joanna Mangona, Me, Myself And I by De La Soul, Fresh Prince Of Bel Air by Will Smith and It’s Like That by Run DMC. They will also play a range of games to find the pulse, rhythm and pace using their voices and either use recorders or glockenspiels to accompany a piece of music.
In Year 1 homework is given on a Friday and expected back every Wednesday. Children will receive a maths (activelearn) and a spelling (spellingshed) task based on what we’ve been learning in class and they will choose a piece from the Space homework menu.
Children are encouraged to be as creative as they wish and can choose how to present their homework so if they have published something using an iPad, tablet or computer please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the link here for a copy of the homework YEAR 1 TAKE AWAY HOMEWORK AUTUMN TERM SPACE which is also stuck in children’s Homework Book.
Don’t forget that your homework and reading are monitored as part of your Assertive Mentoring profile.
On time by Wednesday – GREEN
Late by Friday – YELLOW
No homework or reading completed – RED