Welcome to Year 1          Summer 2 Term

Meet the Team

  

 

Mrs Goodall – Class Teacher.                   Miss Millar – Teaching Assistant                Mrs Brooksbank Reading Volunteer  

Welcome to Summer 2  The final term in year 1!

Useful Class Information

PE  Our PE day is Tuesday. All children need a PE kit in school – It helps if all items and pump bags are named.

As the warmer weather approaches please ensure your child has a sunhat for outdoor play and apply sun-cream before school if the forecast suggests hot sun.

Reading

Reading books are sent home everyday and we ask parents to sign the reading log every night when you have heard your child read. We appreciate parents help with reading and it has proven that it helps children to make more rapid progress with their reading.

Mr Sloth

year-1-web-015Mr Sloth is our class teddy. He chooses 1 child to come home with every Friday and we ask them to look after him for the weekend. They also need to record their time with him in his special book.

Base Groups

The children may talk to you about this. Base groups happen on Friday morning. The children will now belong to a group(Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald or Topaz) where they will have opportunities to discuss their behaviour, attendance, smartness and effort each week. Children who stay green all term will obtain a good to be green badge to wear.

Monies

We ask that any money which is to be  handed in to school is in a named envelope.You can then give it to staff on the door at the start of the school day.

Please ask school staff if there is anything else you need to know. We are always happy to help.

Literacy

 

The children thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Tropical World last term and they produced some fantastic work form their visit.

This term we are starting by looking at a rhyming story called Tree. It has the most wonderful pictures which show what happens to the tree as the seasons change. The children will notice lots of different animals in the pictures and they will be introduced to some new and exciting vocabulary. In our non fiction work we will produce an information text on the Seasons.

 

Maths

In our final term we will be introducing positional and directional language. The children will earn to describe movements using the correct language-such as forwards, backwards, left,right, turns, half turn, quarter turn. We will have lots of fun making maps, creating and going on treasure hunts and directing our friends.We will also be using the beebots(electronic toys) and setting them to move on different pathways.

We will also be looking back over the year and revisiting some of the topics we need more practice in. We will focus on the four calculations especially sharing and division and measuring.

     

 

Topic

Our topic this term is How can we be great artists?

The children will learn think about art in relation to being creative in art, music and movement. they will look at the works of some famous artists  and talk about what they think of them.The works of David Hockney will be a feature.They will try to produce their own works of art using different media.

The children will listen to Vivaldis Four Seasons and use it to influence them as the paint pictures of the four seasons. They will be encouraged to think about how the music makes them feel as they are working.

The children will use the Carnival of the Animals to produce some animal marching  dances in PE. They will then paint the animals as they listen to the music.

Science

Our science topic is Seasonal Change

The children will learn why the seasons change. We will look at the movement of the earth and the sun and how that affects the seasons. The children will look at shadows and how they move depending on the position of the sun during the day.We will become weather detectives -we will collect and record data for the rainfall and the hours of sunshine.We will learn to spell the months of the Year by discovering when everybody’s birthday falls and we will find out which is the most popular season for birthdays in Year 1.

RE

Our RE topic this term is God Worship and Prayer

This term we will be focusing on Christianity. We will be learning about the church and hopefully we will have a visit to Christ Church in  Windhill, where we will learn about all the different features inside the church and their uses.

We will learn the Lord’s Prayer this term and we will be reading lots of stories from the bible and deciding how they relate to us in modern life.