|This term the children will enjoy a range of new texts. The first text is ‘Growing Frogs’. The children will learn all about the life-cycle of a frog and why sequencing is important in information texts. Our second text is ‘Hats of Faith’ which is a beautifully illustrated introduction to the shared custom of head covering, helping to educate and prepare our young children for our culturally diverse modern world. Finally, the children will enjoy ‘THE WORKS’ which is a book packed with brilliant poems to delight and entertain them.||This term, children will continue to practise accurate sentence writing (ensuring they use capital letters, full stops and finger spaces) as well as developing our ‘Talk for Writing’ technique; teaching the children how to bring their creative writing to life using story reading, dramatisation and innovation of model texts to enable them to write cohesive and engaging stories.|
|Maths||Number – Place value to 50.||Measurement – Length and Height.||Measurement – Weight and Mass.||Measurement - Volume and Capacity|
The children will start the half term by investigating numbers to 50. They will learn to count up to 50 and understand how each number is made up of tens and ones. They will then use this knowledge to compare and order numbers and be able to find one more and one less.
The children will also start to be exposed to times tables by learning and practising counting in 2s and 5s.
|Children will start their learning of length and height by using words such as longer, taller and shorter to compare objects. Then we will move on to using non-standard units to measure items. For example, ‘How many cubes is the pencil?’ Finally, we will use rulers to measure objects.||Children will be introduced to the concepts of weight and mass. They will use non-standard units to measure the mass of objects and words such as heavier than and lighter than to compare them.||The final unit this half term will be looking at volume and capacity. They will again be using non-standard units to measure and compare capacity of different sized containers.|
This half term, we will continue to investigating different materials. Our key objectives are:
They will be carrying out different investigations using a range of materials to investigate which are the best materials to build a house out of.
|RE||This half term, the children will be learning about the Easter story. They will recognise that salvation is part of a ‘big story’ of the Bible. By the end of the unit, they will be able to tell stories of Holy Week and Easter and how Jesus was sent to show people how to behave and to rescue people.|
|PE||This half term the children will continue to work on their throwing and catching skills. We will begin to teach the children the skills of the game tennis.|
|Geography||This half term we will be exploring human and physical features. This will be revisited in summer 2. Our key objectives are:|
HF: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop
This half term, we will be mechanisms to make a story book.
In the first week please send your child in with push, pull and lever books to explore.
|PSHE||Our focus in PSHE this half term is families and committed relationships |
The children will explore:
|Computing||This term Y1 will investigate ways of grouping and comparing data.|
This half term the children will be learning to sing the song, In the Groove, each week they will hear the song in a different musical style including funk, blues, latin and baroque.
The children will explore each of the styles through songs and dance. They will use the percussion instruments, playing them individually and in a group. They will become confident using the musical terms pulse, beat and rhythm.