Autumn 1 2018
'Would you invite a tiger to tea?'
Welcome back to the new school year.
The children have settled well and are becoming familiar with the routines and rising to the challenge of the Year 1 expectations.
Our learning challenge this term is a science based topic based on animals. The children will be sorting animals and looking for similarities and differences. We are planning to introduce the children to a few more unusual animals when ‘Zoo lab’ visit school on 1st October 2018.
English learning will include non-fiction writing and reading and writing stories based in familiar settings. We will be developing oracy skills through role-play and vocabulary development. In writing, we will be encouraging the children to use a capital letter and full stop in their sentences and leave clear spaces between words. The children will continue to build their knowledge of phonics, concentrating on different spellings of the same sounds and spellings that can represent alternative sounds.
Our Maths learning will include ordering and writing numbers and completing number operations using addition, subtraction and equals signs. We will be exploring mathematical language and making pictorial representations of number problems. The children will be identifying 3D and 2D shapes and learning to use the language to describe them.
Each week parents or carers are invited to come and learn alongside their children on Tuesday morning 8.40 until 8.55. We will have activities ready on the table for you to share together.
Home readers will need to be in on Monday and will be given back out by Wednesday.
P.E will be on a Thursday and Friday afternoon. Please make sure your children have a named P.E kit in school including pumps. If your child has earrings these will need to be removed before school on P.E days as they cannot participate with earrings in.