Welcome to the Summer term planner.

Welcome to Year 1 Summer term.

What a busy term we have in store this term, it will be out of this world…

The creative curriculum topic for this term is Mega Structures we focus on the International Space Station, Satellites and Rockets all linked to the topic of Space.

The children will be learning about the Space programme using a time line. They will be learning about the first British Astronaut to go into Space, Tim Peake.

On 15 December 2015, Major Tim Peake embarked on the Principia mission to the International Space Station, where he spent six months orbiting Earth. Thanks to extraordinary leaps in communication technology, we watched as he broadcast live experiments, walked in space and even ran the London Marathon.

https://www.msimanchester.org.uk/whats-on/soyuz-spacecraft follow the link to find out more information. You can visit the Science Museum in Manchester and see the Soyuz’s capsule that Tim Peake travelled back to Earth in. (The exhibition is free).

The class homework is all about the Space topic to develop the children’s creative ideas through art, DT, poetry and designing creative pieces of work.

Follow the link to the Space homework.          Space_homework 2

This term we started the Space topic with a bang. The children loved the clips and were inspired to asked lots of questions about the events we staged for the children. Click on the links below.

 

English – The children will be reading and writing stories linked to Space: Q Pootle 5, Aliens love Underpants and Beegu and many more Space stories.

This week the children are reading the story ‘Alien’s love Underpants,’ and they will be rewriting the story and designing their own ‘underpants’ using adjectives in their writing.

The children will be reading and writing nonfiction text about Space. They will be writing instructions on how to make a rocket and other space inventions.

Please help your child to learn the weekly spelling list that are sent home on Monday’s

Maths.

Find 1 more, 1 less, 10 more, 10 less than any 2-digit number; explore patterns on the 100-square; understand place value in 2-digit numbers and identify 10s and 1s
Use number facts to add and subtract 1-digit numbers to/from 2-digit numbers; add pairs of 1-digit numbers with totals above 10; sort out additions into those you ʻjust knowʼ and those you need to work out
Add three small numbers, spotting pairs to 10 and doubles; add and subtract 10 to and from 2-digit numbers

Compare weights and capacities using direct comparison; measure weight and capacity using uniform non-standard units; complete tables and block graphs, recording results and information; make and use a measuring vessel for capacity

Find half of all numbers to 10 and then to 20; identify even numbers and begin to learn halves; recognise halves and quarters of shapes and begin to know 2/2=1, 4/4=1 and 2/4=1/2; recognise, name and know value of coins 1p–£2 and £5 and £10 notes; solve repeated addition problems using coins; make equivalent amounts using coins

Science – 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.

Music

The children follow the Charanga music program with Mr. Derbyshire each week.

RE

Our learning this term will be asking the question ‘’what makes some places sacred’’

ICT- The children are learning about Algorithms to use in every day events.

P.E – This term the children will be participating in Games (outdoors –weather permitting)

Please ensure your child has a pair of black pumps or trainers in School every week.

It is important that children have a P.E. kit in School every day.

Please remember your child’s book bag and reading book each day. P.E. days are Monday and Thursday. Homework is given out on Friday and need to be returned no later than Wednesday. Please remember to practise the year 1 key words as the children need to be able to read and spell the words.

Please ensure you read Parent mail regularly as all information related to school events is sent home via Parent mail. All School related information can be found on the School website.

Thank you for your continued support from all the year 1 team.

Mrs Rafferty, Miss Hope, Miss Machin, Mrs Hoof and Mrs Bagley.

Weather Reports

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Today year 1 explored weather forecasting.  We watched clips of the TV forecasting the weather.  We looked at the British Isles and discussed North, South, East, West.  We decided/predicted the weather for the different parts of the country before advising the audience of how to prepare for the day based on the weather!

Welcome to year 1 spring term.

Welcome to Year 1 spring term.

What a busy term we have coming up.

The creative curriculum topic for this term is Treasure.

The children will be learning about famous Pirates in history and which Oceans the Pirates travelled. They will learn about the history of the royal navy.

The children have a Pirate role-play area in the classroom so that they can dress up as pirates, learn sea shanties and look for buried treasure using a map.

English

The children will be reading and writing stories linked to Pirates. This week they have been reading the story ‘Pirates love Underpants’ and re writing the story.

This term the children will be writing instructional text linked to Pirates, learning poems, and sea shanties.

Maths

The children will continue to consolidate their place value skills knowing numbers to 20.Knowing and learning number bonds to 10 and 20.

They will begin to recognise coins and know the value of each coin to the value of £2.

They will know the number 1 more and one less of any number to 100.

They will become confident to count in 2s, 5s and 10.

Science – Changing Seasons.

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.

 

Music

The children follow the Charanga music program with Mr. Derbyshire each week.

RE

Our learning this term will be asking the question ‘’what makes some places sacred’’

We will be visiting St Mary’s church and looking at the role of baptism for Christians.

 

Please remember your child’s book bag and reading book each day. P.E. days are Monday and Thursday. Homework is given out on Friday and need to be returned no later than Wednesday. Please remember to practise the year 1 key words as the children need to be able to read and spell the words.

Thank you for your continued support from all the year 1 team.

Mrs Rafferty, Miss Hope, Miss Machin, Mrs Hoof and Mrs Bagley.

Owl writing.

In year 1 we have been learning the story of the Owl babies. The children have researched owl facts and written some non-fiction text on owl’s. They have all produced some amazing owl books. Have a look at some of the writing by the children. 

Welcome to Year 1

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The move from Reception to Year 1 can be a big change for some children. We continue to follow aspects of the EFY curriculum. This eases the transition for the children and slowly build up to a more structure Year 1 timetable.

Within Year 1, we try to develop your child’s independence by ensuring they are organising themselves in the morning; putting coats on pegs, book bag in trays and recording records and homework placed in the correct places.
Also, by ensuring they can dress themselves for PE. Remember to have your child’s PE kit in School all week; the PE days are Mondays and Thursdays. As a school, we recommend that PE kits should remain in school until Half Term. Please, ensure your child’s name is clearly labelled in all their School uniform and PE kit.

Reading books and records put return to school every day as we do guided reading every morning. As a school, we encourage that you try and read to your children at least twice a week and write it in their record so we know where they are up to or if they finished the book and then needs changing.

Homework is given out every Friday and needs to be returned by Wednesday. We select 3 children from each class, each week, for star homework.

Maths
This term we will be focusing on reading, writing and ordering numbers in 1’s to up 50. To say the number that is one more and one less than any number up to 50. The children will also begin to learn number bonds of 4, 5, 6 and 10. Also, the children will be introduced to different songs and rhyme to support their learning in Maths.

English
This term we will explore different stories with similar settings; they will be identifying and describing the characters and settings from a range of stories. Also, they will begin to start sequencing and retelling different stories.

(link to common exception words) T-L-5468-Common-Exception-Words-Assessment-Year-1_ver_3.pdf

t-l-5084-new-curriculum-spelling-list-year-1-word-mat_ver_1.pdf

Science

In Autumn 1, we will be looking at animals including humans, looking at naming the body parts and our five senses. They will also look at how humans grow and change. Science is developed through a range of practical activities for the children to gain more of an understanding.

Topic

The topic for this term is Dinosaurs; we will be using friction and non-friction books to explore this topic. The children will learn how and when the Dinosaurs roamed the Earth and discuss how they became extinct. This topic also reflects our role-play area for this term.

R.E.

We will be focussing on the question ‘Who are Christians and what do they believe?’

All the children from Year 1 to Year 6 will be visiting St Mary’s Church to celebrate the Harvest Festival.

Thank you for all your support

Mrs Rafferty, Miss Hope, Miss Machin and Mrs Hoof. The year 1 team.