Your child’s journey through Year 1
Spring Term 2020
We are looking forward to the new term of learning in Year 1. Our new topic is World of Books and has a literacy, geography and science focus. We will begin by reading The Snail and the Whale and will write descriptions, letters and speech bubbles. We will use the text to look at the different locations in the story for our geography focus, imagining what it would be like to live there and creating maps. We will also be continuing with our daily phonics lessons.
Please see our Spring Term 2020 curriculum plan here: Year 1 – Spring Curriculum 2020
We recently held a Maths meeting to show how parents/carers can support their children at home with their maths learning. Full details on that meeting can be found here: KS1 Maths Meeting 2019
Learning to read is the most important skill children will learn during their early schooling and has far-reaching implications for life-long confidence and well-being. It was lovely to see so many parents at our recent meeting and we hope you went away with information on how you can support your child at home to establish good reading habits for life.
Please see link below which gives information on what was covered at the meeting:-
Year 1 have been making and labelling life size diagrams of the human body
Reading and Writing
Year 1 love reading and writing about their favourite stories
We have been mathematicians, using our ‘number gators’ to compare numbers and scientists.
We have been enjoying trips to the school allotments, digging and harvesting vegetables.
It’s lovely getting to know our new classes and to see the children settling happily into Year 1. Our topic is Good To Be Me. This half term we will be learning how amazing our bodies are and carrying out investigations into the power of our five senses. Please see our curriculum document here: Year 1 Curriculum Overview – Autumn 2019 which will provide you with an overview of the different skills and knowledge we will be covering up until Christmas.
Year One had lots of fun on their trip to the Horniman Museum, finding out all about animals and their habitats and visiting the aquarium.
We had an exciting visit from the Mini Beast Man, who introduced us to some interesting insects, lizards and even a tarantula!
We’ve enjoyed searching for mini beasts in the playground, and watching our caterpillars change into butterflies!
The Snail and the Whale
We have started this terms topic of World of Books by joining a tiny snail and a humpback whale on a journey around the world. We were joined by the Discover Story Centre who helped us imagine, create and write our own stories.
We looked at the different locations of the story making small worlds of each location and are deciding where we would like to live for ourselves. Then we watched a fiery mountain erupt!