Welcome to the Spring term!
The teachers and children are looking forward to another big term of learning and exciting activities. the school value we are focusing on this term is Truthfulness.
Our theme this term is Castles, Dragons and Fairytales.
Children will be doing 'number' work each day. Our goal is for all students to be able to read and write numbers to 100 in figures. Children will also be leaning to count on and back in multiples of 2, 5 and 10. They will continue to add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20.
In the second part of Spring term, children will begin to compare and describe height and length and then weight and volume. We will use key words such as heavy, light, heavier than, lighter than, longer, shorter, shortest and longest.
In Literacy we are learning all about Fairytales. Children will be read a selection of familiar (and less familiar) traditional tales. They will be learning to identify basic story elements and summarise the plot using 'beginning-middle-end'. Children will be learning to identify the main events in traditional tales, sequencing them in chronological order. We will also be discussing the settings used, common language and the appearance, behaviour, characteristics and goals of characters.
Later in the term children will hear, read and respond to traditional rhymes. Students will be encouraged to join in and 'perform' the rhymes in a variety of ways, such as, singing, adding music, rhythms or sounds, doing actions and acting out.
In Science, children will be learning about Materials and then Seasonal Change.
Children will learn the properties of a range of materials and their uses. We will take part in an experiment linking with 'The Three Little Pigs' and their choice of materials to build houses.
We will also be learning about wind, rain and storms. Children will collect data by observing changes in the weather. They will learn about the 4 seasons and be able to describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies. Children will be encouraged to ask questions and use investigative skills to find out the answers.
In RE children are learning about Creation Stories from different religions. They will be taught about four Creation Stories from different groups of people. Children will discuss their own beliefs and respect other people's views.
We will be focusing on History in our topic time. Children will be learning about a significant historical place - The Tower Of London. Children will be learning to develop an awareness of the past using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time and use wide vocabulary of everyday historical terms. We will also learn the story of St. George and the Dragon. We will learn that St. George was a real person but that the story was fictional.
On the 5th of February we will be going on a trip to the Tower of London!
In the second half of Spring we will be visiting Forest School every Friday.
In PE this term, Year 1 will be learning about invasion games and some net/wall games. They will be participating in sports such as football, tennis and badminton. children will be working on passing, dribbling, attacking space and movement skills.
Please remember that your child has PE on a Wednesday and a Thursday so they need to bring in their PE kits on Wednesday mornings. They can leave their PE kit at school overnight and take it home on Thursday.
Ensure all homework is completed every week. If children are stuck they can come and ask Miss Klejdys-Lord for help with their homework before it is due in. Homework is due in on Wednesdays and sent home on Thursday with a new reading book. Please read with your child for at least 15 minutes every day. This can be their school readers and books of their choice e.g. library books or books from home.