Year One

Spring Term 2019

This term Year One are going to be exploring Winnie the Witch! They will be reading different Winnie stories, answering questions and acting out these stories to help with their comprehension along with recognising various emotions and facial expressions.  To help improve their writing we will be focusing on using descriptive language such as adjectives and conjunctions to help improve and detail simple sentences.

In Numeracy we will be looking at how to ‘up level’ Autumn’s work with counting, addition, and subtraction on a number line by making steps and jumps. To help with this, at home the children can be practising their number bonds to 10 and then 20; combination of ‘special friends’ that add up to 10 and 20 respectively. We will also enhancing their understanding with the measurement unit by using practical and visual activities around time, weight, capacity and fractions. They will also be exposed to a very introductory level of division and multiplication through repeated addition and subtraction.

 As for our foundation subjects the children will be exploring different topics of interest. In History we will be investigating homes of the past by exploring physical features of houses built in different time periods, especially the Victorian era. Linking this with science we will be discussing various materials that can be used to build these homes, having them decipher which are physical and man-made. In Geography children will be exposed to simple aerial maps with basic keys. Children will begin to learn to navigate by reading these maps and using positional language. In art we will investigate various artists, teaching the children how to openly and independently critique different types of work, for example what they liked or disliked about it or why the artist choose particular colours or shapes to express meaning. Lastly in ICT we explored a range of technology including IPads, computers and cameras to familiarise themselves with its’ functions. Most importantly we will educate children about online safety and how to recognise unsafe aspects of the online world.

We have many exciting projects and topics to cover this term. We look forward to exploring these together.