Spring 1 2024
This half term's English is based upon The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr.
Sophie and her Mummy are having tea in the kitchen
when in walks a hungry tiger who asks to stay to tea.
After eating everything, he moves on to Daddy's supper
and for good measure also cleans out the fridge and drinks all
the water from the tap.
We will be writing character descriptions, instructions and our own versions of the story.
We are continuing with Level 5 phonics.
Week 1 - ‘ir’ saying /er/ Common Exception Words (reading) work, house Common Exception Words (spelling) love, your
Week 2 - ‘ue’ saying /yoo/ and /oo/ Common Exception Words (reading) many, laughed Common Exception Words (spelling) people, looked
Week 3 - ‘ew’ saying /yoo/ and /oo/ Common Exception Words (reading) because, different Common Exception Words (spelling) asked, called
Week 4 - ‘y’ saying /ee/ Common Exception Words (reading) any, eye Common Exception Words (spelling) water, where
Week 5 - ‘aw’ and ‘au’ saying /or/ Common Exception Words (reading) friend, also Common Exception Words (spelling) who, why
Maths this half term is focusing upon the following:
- Count within 20
- 1 more 1 less
- Number line to 20
- Comparing numbers to 20
- Ordering numbers to 20
- Addition within 20
- subtraction within 20
- Doubles and near doubles
Our Science is based on everyday materials and their properties.
We will be:
- Sorting, describing the properties and classifying objects from the materials that are made from.
- Identifying what materials have certain properties.
- Testing materials to find out which is the best material for a given purpose
This Wonderful Weather unit is about the different types of weather in their immediate environment.
We will have the opportunity to build on this and knowledge of the four seasons. We will investigate the hot and cold areas of the world and the impact of different weather types. We will be observing and recording the weather, present their own weather forecasts and make valuable links with Science, Computing, Numeracy and Literacy from across the curriculum.
This half term's Art is based around 'Paper Art' in which we will be investigating the effects of different kinds and textures of paper when creating a piece of art.
We will be creating paper sculptures, weaving, collage, using tissue paper to create stained glass windows and looking at different artists and crafts people linked to these areas.
This half term's music is based around the theme of 'exploring sounds. '. We will be exploring high and low sounds, long and short sounds, and loud and quiet sounds. We will be creating very simple melodies. Play, improvise and compose using a selection of these notes: C, D, E, F, F♯, G, A. Also considering How Does Music Make the World a Better Place?
Living in the Wider World : Diverse Britain
This unit is inspired by the idea that individuals can have a positive impact on groups and communities to which they belong. It aims to enable the children to identify that they belong to various groups and communities and ways in which they contribute positively to these. In this unit, children learn about community, being good neighbours and looking after the environment. They will also learn about Britain, what it means to be British, about diversity and the importance of celebrating and being respectful of our differences.
Purple Mash Unit: Lego Builders
This unit encourages children to begin to think logically about scenarios. Children will be introduced to the term ‘algorithm’. This concept is at the core of coding.
PE on a Monday is with Mrs Fiddian and Mr Parker from Progressive Sports. We will be developing our throwing and catching skills in different contexts. PE On a Friday is with Mrs Barker and is focusing upon dance and movement.
This term, the class will be looking at and enjoying 'Special stories for Christians and Muslims'. They will be able to name the holy books that belong to Muslims and Christians and how they are looked after. They will listen to some stories from both religions and the meaning behind them for their followers.
Year 1's Easter unit is 'Why does Easter matter to Christians?'. The will listen, reflect, re-tell and ask questions about the Easter story, identify the names of the days of Holy Week and understand what happened to Jesus on Good Friday.