Welcome to Meerkat Class
Welcome to Lemur Class
Autumn Term 2021
Welcome to Year 1. We are looking forward to a hard-working and fun term with you all.
Below is an outline of the learning that will take place this term.
English Key Text: The Ugly Five and Lila and the Secret of Rain.
Focus: Using capital letters,and full stops when writing simple sentences; asking simple questions and using images to infer and make predictions.
Mathematics: Secure conceptual understanding of numbers to 50; solve simple addition and subtraction calculations and describing and comparing properties of 2D shapes.
Science: Animals including Humans. Exploring similarities and differences between humans and animals and what is needed for them to survive.
Geography: Where Do I Live? Developing knowledge of our local area using field work, photographs and simple maps.
Music: Hey You! Start to use correct musical language to describe music from different traditions and times.
Art: How are drawings and paintings created? Studying works by Jackson Po0llock, Jim Dine and Max Ernest focusing on mark making and tone
Computing: Multimedia: My Soundscapes
PSHE: Being me In the World. Understanding rights and responsibilities, choices and consequences. Learn about being special and how to make others feel safe and recognise own safety.
RE: Understanding World Religions. Who is a Christian, Jew and Muslim and what do they believe?
PE: Gymnastics. Travelling in different ways and link balance and travelling actions together. Children will need to wear PE kits to school on the days they have PE. Lemurs have PE on Wednesdays and Fridays and Meerkats have PE on Mondays and Fridays.
French: We will learn songs, poems and play games indoors and in our outside area. The children will start with greetings and giving name and age and will learn numbers and colours.
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For more information on the learning taking place this term, please see the Year 1 curriculum map below.
Homework in Year 1
We encourage all children to read at home daily and a note to be written in their reading record book. If the school book has been completed then please read and share any other books or comics that you have at home. These can also be record in the reading record and count towards the number of daily reads. School books will be changed on Monday and Thursday.
Every Friday we will send home a phonics book with the sounds we have learnt during the week.
Please practise these with your child at home and see if they can come up with any other words that have these sounds in. Please ensure that the phonics books are returned by Thursday the following week so new sounds can be given.
We suggest working on Numbots for 15 minutes a week, however, you can do more should you wish. Specific work isn't set on Numbots, Children will work through the activities at their own pace. This is an online maths game that can be accesses on tablets, ipads and desktops. Log-ins will be sent out to all children in the first week of Year 1.