Year 1 - Information for this term

Welcome back - I hope everyone has enjoyed the Easter Holidays.

English:  Our topic is Once There Were Giants.  We will cover reading comprehension skills through class stories and group guided reading and use books featuring giants as a stimulus for writing a story, recount and poetry. There will also be daily phonics sessions and regular handwriting practice

Maths:  We are following the Derbyshire planning guide and will focus on the following objectives:

  •    count to and across 100, forwards and backwards
  •    count in multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s
  •    add and subtract 1-digit and 2-digit numbers to 20 including 0
  •    represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20
  •    solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction
  •    solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division
  •    recognise and name common 2-D and 3-D shapes
  •    describe position, directions and movements, including turns

Science:         Which plants would Handa find in our school grounds? (continuing from last term)
                        Why does it get dark earlier in winter? (ongoing)  

History:          Why do we have a Wells Dressing in Hayfield?

RE:                   Who is a Christian and what do they believe?
                         Who is Jewish and what do they believe?

Art:                  Landscapes (Mrs Keeling teaching) 

PSHE:              Getting on and falling out

Music:             Singing and playing percussion instruments based on Jack and the Beanstalk

Computing:    Programming, word processing and online safety

PE:                    Gymnastics and Athletics activities

Reading: Each child will read in a guided reading group twice a week and change their books as appropriate at least once a week.  There may be opportunities for individual reading on any day in the week, so please ensure reading books are in school every day.

Homework: This will be sent home in the postbags on Friday as usual.  A final set of Homework Challenges will also be sent home this week.

Phonics screening check:  to be carried out next week.  Please see separate letter in postbag.

Water bottles: Please make sure your child has a fresh bottle of water in school each day – we do not have cups in the classroom.  Bottles need to be clearly named and have a sports top to avoid spillages.