|This half term the children will be reading poetry and using the book The Works to inspire them. Progressing from the Colour Monster, which they read in Reception, we will be exploring emotions in the book Ruby’s Worry. Lastly, we will explore the illustrations in the picture book The Rhythm of the Rain.|
Please continue to read with your child at least 5 times a week as this has a massive impact on their decoding skills and fluency.
|In English this half term, we will continue to explore Talk for Writing. They will be learning two stories the first one being Hansel and Gretel. For each story, they will learn them with actions (we will send these home) and then innovate the story before writing their own adaption. In their writing, we will be focussing on writing accurate sentences in particular using was/ were correctly. They will be learning to use regular past tense verbs in their writing as well as a few irregular verbs too. Please help them learn their stories when they bring them home -this is a great help!|
|Maths||Number – Multiplication and Division||Number – Fractions||Geometry – Position and direction|
|This half term we are going to start by recapping counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. We will then use this knowledge to multiply by adding equal groups and by drawing array and to solve division calculations by sharing amounts into equal groups.||We will then be moving on to fractions. First, the children will learn how to find a half and a quarter of different shapes. They will then move on to finding a half and a quarter of different amounts.||The children will learn the vocabulary full, half, quarter and three quarters to describe turning movements and use left, right, forwards and backwards to describe movements in different directions.|
|Science||This half term we will be learning about plants. Our key objectives are:|
|PE||Pupils will develop their sending and receiving skills including throwing and catching, rolling, kicking, tracking and stopping a ball. Pupils will be given opportunities to work with a range of different sized balls. They will apply their skills individually, in pairs and in small groups and begin to organise and self-manage their own activities. They will understand the importance of abiding by the rules to keep themselves and others safe.|
|History||This half term we will be learning about Space. We will be learning about the moon and moon landings.|
The children will learn about famous astronauts who have been to space e.g. Neil Armstrong, Helen Sharman and Yuri Gagarin.
This term the children will be learning about how to use different drawing tools including pencil, chalk and charcoal. They will begin to explore the use of shape, line and colour and also to observe different patterns, landscapes and anatomy (e.g. faces). They will also talk about styles of different landscape artists, particularly Van Gogh and draw a portrait and self-portrait using mixed media.
|PSHE||This half-term, the children will be learning all about their bodies and what their bodies can do for them. The will be learning the names of parts of their bodies including the correct names for their genitalia.|
|Computing||This term Y1 will continue to discuss how to behave when online. They will then go on to use Scratch Junior to program sprites to move.|
|Music||This half term we are going to look at some traditional fairytales. The children will learn how music can be used to tell a story, with instruments and rap. Then they will use percussion instruments to explore the musical terms of tempo and dynamics.|