Spring Term.

Welcome back and Happy New Year! This half term we will be learning the following:

ENGLISH

This half term we will continue learning about sentence structures and using our pictorial targets to help us to write them. We will be exploring recounts and creating fact sheets about space and the moon landing using ‘Book Creator’ on the ipads. We will also be writing our own space adventure stories and performing them using ‘Green Screen’.

The children will be learning to spell common exception words and learning to use the sounds they need in their writing.

Please remember to continue using Reading Eggs at home and to read regularly and learn your spellings.

Reading books will be changed twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays. We will also send home Reading For Enjoyment books every Friday. It is important that children learn to re-read books to build fluency and good expression – well done to everyone who has been reading at home.

Reading Morning takes place on a Tuesday morning from 8.50-9.20am. This is an opportunity for parents and carers to join us in our shared read. Please feel free to come along.

MATHS

Here are the objectives for the next half term:

Say the number one more or less and two more or less using a number line or a 100 grid; locate 2-digit numbers on a 100 grid and a 1-100 bead string; read, write and say 2-digit numbers and understand them as some tens and some ones

Revise pairs to 5, 6, 7, 10 and doubles to double 6; derive subtraction facts; understand a symbol being used for an unknown; use number facts to solve simple addition and subtraction word problems; find pairs of numbers with a total of 8

Add by putting the larger number first and counting on (numbers up to 100), spotting unit patterns; count on from 2-digit numbers; add a 1-digit number to a 2-digit number

Name, recognise and know the properties of 3D shapes: cube, cuboid, cone, cylinder and sphere; begin to sort 3D shapes according to properties; order and name the days of the week and months of the year; recognise and name the seasons

Count on and back in tens from any number; begin to count in 5s and 2s recognising multiples of 5 end in 5 and 0; children begin to count in 2s; estimate a number of objects within a range and count by grouping into 10s or 5s

http://www.iseemaths.com/visual-games/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

SCIENCE

Here are our objectives for Identifying Materials:

In this unit children will have identified and named common types of materials including wood, metal, plastic, rubber, fur, towelling, nylon, wool, sponge, cotton wool, paper, card, brick, ceramics, rock and some liquids and powdered solids. They will have labelled, collected and grouped together objects made from the same material. They will state that different objects can be manufactured from the same materials. They will say why some materials are unsuitable for some objects.

Working scientifically, children will have tested the properties of different liquids. They will have investigated which materials are good to wrap and protect a hollow chocolate object being sent through the post.

 

We have also started to learn about seasons and will be exploring Winter:

In this unit children will learn that there are four seasons, the names for these seasons and that there are differences between them. They will identify and design weather symbols for the different types of weather they are likely to experience across the seasons.

Working scientifically, children will make observations and measurements over time throughout the seasons including day length, temperature, rain/snow fall, wind strength, cloud conditions and the accompanying changes to plants and animals in their local environment. They will describe and record their findings and compare them across the seasons.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/science/

 

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

Our topic is Space Megastructures. We will be learning about where in the world super telescopes are and why. We will learn about the moon landing and the timeline of the International Space Station and what it is like to live in space. We will be creating our own artwork inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night painting. We will be learning about Tim Peake, Helen Sharman and Neil Armstrong. We will be using clay to make a model of an alien using the story of Beegu as a stimulus.

www.esa.int/kids/en/home

www.sciencekids.co.nz/space.html

www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics/space

 

RE

We will continue to learn about different religions, their beliefs and upcoming festivals.

COMPUTING

Using Bee Bot to develop programming skills.

Using Book Creator App to create space fact sheets.

Developing our performance skills using green screen.

Developing key skills such as logging in and out of reading eggs.

Using graphics and text to support our work about space.

 

PE

This half term we will be learning to develop our dance skills including performing and evaluating basic routines with a Dance Coach and will be developing our gymnastic skills further. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school every day, with each item labelled with their name.

PSHE

Our theme for this half term is Dreams and Goals which is about setting targets and working towards them.

MUSIC

We use songs on a regular basis to help us when learning Maths and grammar concepts. Ask your child to sing some for you!

Listen and Appraise the song In The Groove and other songs in other styles:

  • How Blue Can You Get by B.B. King
  • Let The Bright Seraphim by Handel
  • Livin’ La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin
  • Jai Ho by J.R. Rahman
  • Lord Of The Dance by Ronan Hardiman
  • Diggin’ On James Brown by Tower Of Power
  1. Musical Activities – learn and/or build on your knowledge and understanding

about the interrelated dimensions of music through:

  1. Warm-up Games (including vocal warm-ups)
  2. Flexible Games (optional extension work)
  3. Learn to Sing the Song( in 6 different styles; Blues, Baroque, Latin, Bhangra,

Folk and Funk)

  1. Play Instruments with the Song
  2. Improvise with the Song (and optional extension activities)
  3. Compose with the Song
  4. Perform the Song

 

HOMEWORK

We received some fantastic homework last term – well done and keep up the good work! Homework will be issued on Fridays and must be returned by the following Wednesday.

Spellings: We will send home spelling books on a Friday. Please encourage your child to practise any new spellings that have been added. You can also practise some spellings from the spelling list in the back of the book. Please return the spelling books on Monday.

 

Year One

Well done to all of the children, they have settled into Year One really well and have been working really hard. They were really excited to join in with the story of ‘The Big Bad Bogey’ and wrote about his adventures. We have also been doing lots of learning about the 100 year anniversary of World War One, drawing poppies for our art display and competition. The children worked exceptionally hard writing World War One poems – well done to Mason who won runner up in the competition!

ENGLISH

This half term we will continue learning about sentence structures and using our pictorial targets to help us to write them. We will be exploring non fiction and creating fact sheets about dinosaurs using ‘Book Creator’ on the ipads. We will also be writing our own dinosaur adventure stories and performing them using ‘Green Screen’. We will finish the term by writing some festive poems.

The children will be learning to spell common exception words and learning to use the sounds they need in their writing.

Please remember to continue using Reading Eggs at home and to read regularly and learn your spellings.

Reading books will be changed twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays. We will also send home Reading For Enjoyment books every Friday. It is important that children learn to re-read books to build fluency and good expression – well done to everyone who has been reading at home.

Reading Morning takes place on a Wednesday morning from 8.50-9.20am. This is an opportunity for parents and carers to join us in our shared read, please feel free to come along.

MATHS

Here are the objectives for the next half term:
Revise bonds to 5, 6 and 10; find pairs which make 7; use addition facts for 5, 6 and 10 to solve subtractions; use number facts for 5, 6 and 10 to solve word problems
Describe position and direction using common words (including half turns); compare lengths and heights; estimate, compare and measure lengths using uniform non-standard and standard units
Add 1, 2 and 3 by counting on; subtract 1, 2, 3 or more by counting back; begin to add three small numbers by spotting bonds to 10 or doubles (1-6)
Compare and order numbers to 20; recognise coins and know values (up to £2); begin to make amounts in pence; understand teen numbers are 10 and some 1s

 

http://www.iseemaths.com/visual-games/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

SCIENCE

Here are our objectives for Types of Animals:

In this unit children will observe and recognise some simple characteristics of animals. They will learn that animals are similar to each other in some ways and different in other ways. They will begin to start grouping animals by the key features of their appearance.

This unit provides an opportunity for children to complete an offsite visit to a local zoo, farm or aquarium where they can experience live animals first hand. This needs to be arranged in advance of starting the unit and would be ideally placed in the mid-point of the unit after children have had some experience of identifying characteristics of animals. This is an enhancement opportunity and the unit can be completed successfully without a visit but children should have the opportunity to explore and observe animals at first hand in their school grounds.

They will work towards creating a plan of a zoo environment incorporating different types of animals in their design.

Working scientifically, children will have the opportunity of observing and classifying animals in the local environment and beyond. They will classify animals that are mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians or fish using simple observable features. They will record data, with help, in charts and tables and use these to answer questions.

 

We have also started to learn about seasons and have been investigating Autumn:

In this unit children will learn that there are four seasons, the names for these seasons and that there are differences between them. They will identify and design weather symbols for the different types of weather they are likely to experience across the seasons.

Working scientifically, children will make observations and measurements over time throughout the seasons including day length, temperature, rain/snow fall, wind strength, cloud conditions and the accompanying changes to plants and animals in their local environment. They will describe and record their findings and compare them across the seasons.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/science/

 

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

Our topic is Amazing Animals. We will be learning about where in the world animals live and where dinosaur fossils were discovered. We will learn about the passing of time and when dinosaurs roamed Earth. We will be learning to draw animals in various styles and using a variety of media. We will be learning about Mary Anning and David Attenborough. We will be using clay to make a model of a dinosaur.

RE

Our learning this term is about answering the questions: Who are Christians and what do they believe?

COMPUTING

Using Book Creator App to create dinosaur fact sheets.

Developing our performance skills using green screen.

Developing key skills such as logging in and out of reading eggs.

Learning about E-Safety and using online websites as well as programming using the Daisy Dino app.

Using graphics and text to support our work about dinosaurs.

 

PE

This half term we will be learning to develop our dance skills including performing and evaluating basic routines and will be developing our gymnastic skills. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school  everyday, with each item labelled with their name.

PSHE

Our theme for this half term is Celebrating Difference. We will discuss similarities and differences between ourselves and what makes a good friend.

MUSIC

We use songs on  regular basis to help us when learning Maths and grammar concepts. Ask your child to sing some for you!

We will be practising songs for our Christmas performance.

 

HOMEWORK

We received some fantastic homework last half term – well done and keep up the good work! Homework will be issued on Fridays and must be returned by the following Wednesday.

Welcome to Year 1

Welcome back everyone! The children have settled back into school well and are becoming familiar with the rules and routines in Year 1. Please see below for information about our learning this half term:

 

ENGLISH

This half term we will begin by learning about sentences and how to write them. We will be learning our pictorial targets for writing and these will help us when we begin to write traditional tales. We will also be writing information about animals and dinosaurs.

Children will be learning to spell common exception words and learning to use the sounds they need in their writing.

Please remember to continue using Reading Eggs at home and to read regularly and learn your spellings.

Reading books will be changed twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays. It is important that children learn to re-read books to build fluency and good expression.

MATHS

Here are the objectives for the first half term:

Count up to 20 objects (match number to object); estimate and count up to 30 objects; count on and back and order numbers to 10; recognise domino/dice arrays without counting; identify a number 1 more (next number in count)

Find pairs that make 5; subitise to 5; find pairs that make 6; subitise to 6; find pairs that make 10; subitise fingers to 10; match pairs to 5, 6 and 10 to number sentences; find missing numbers in number sentences

Double numbers 1 to 5; find 1 and 2 more; count back 1 and begin to find 1 less

Recognise, name and describe squares, rectangles, circles and triangles; recognise basic line symmetry; sort 2D shapes according to their properties, using Venn diagrams and Carroll diagrams

Read and write numbers and number-names to 20; compare and order numbers to 20; identify 1 more and 1 less; estimate sets of objects, count to check and order sets according to size; understand 0 as the empty set

 

http://www.iseemaths.com/visual-games/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

SCIENCE

Here are our objectives for Parts of Animals:

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.

Investigative work in this unit focuses on exploring the senses, observing and communicating ideas about their own body parts and those of animals, and recording their ideas in diagrams.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/science/

 

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

Our topic is Amazing Animals. We will be learning about where in the world animals live and where dinosaur fossils were discovered. We will learn about the passing of time and when dinosaurs roamed Earth. We will be learning to draw animals in various styles and using a variety of media. We will be learning about Mary Anning and David Attenborough. We will be using clay to make a model of a dinosaur.

RE

Our learning this term is about answering the questions: Who are Christians and what do they believe?

COMPUTING

Learning about E-Safety and using online websites as well as programming using the Daisy Dino app.

Using graphics and text to support our work about dinosaurs.

 

PE

This half term we will be learning to develop our dance skills including performing and evaluating basic routines and will be developing our gymnastic skills. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school  everyday, with each item labelled with their name.

PSHE

Our theme for this half term is Being me in my World. We will discuss what’s good about ourselves and explore what we want to achieve to continue growing and excelling with our unique talents.

MUSIC

Coming soon…

 

HOMEWORK

Will be issued on Fridays and must be returned by the following Wednesday.