Welcome to year 1! It has been a long time since many of you have been in school but we are so excited to see you back with smiles on your faces.
This term we will be enjoying lots of play based learning and making the most of our new outside area. For our enquiry this term we will be investigating Superheroes and doing our best to discover whether or not they are real. Along the way we will have a go at becoming Superheroes ourselves through our role play area, deciding what it really means to be ‘super’ and exploring how people a little closer to home can help us.
During maths this term we will be seeing what you can remember from Oak class and tailoring your learning to consolidate what you already know before moving on to our year 1 maths learning. We will explore numbers 1-10, investigating what these numbers mean, look like and how they relate to our counting. Lots of our maths work will be practical to help you gain a secure and deeper understanding of what we are learning.
Linking with our enquiry on Superheroes we will be looking at the story of Superworm. We will explore the text together, looking at the imaginative ways Superworm helps his friends before we spend time retelling the story in our own words. Whilst we try to answer our ‘big question’ of Are Superheroes real? we will explore a book all about heroes from around the world and how they can help us in different ways. You will then be writing your own information text based on what we find out.
Ash class have settled so well into year 1, we cannot wait to get started with term 2!
In English this term, we will be looking at two main texts; "Leafman" by Lois Ehlert and "Tree: Seasons Come Seasons Go" by Patricia Hegarty. Both texts link to this terms enquiry on Seasonal Change. As we look at these stories, we will be applying the skills that we learnt in term one; particularly capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. We will also start to think about descriptive language and the use of adjectives.
In maths, we will be carrying on with our understanding and exploration of numbers 1-10 before moving onto addition and subtraction within 10. We will be using many different manipulatives to help us gain a concrete understanding of what happens when we add and subtract, before applying this to number sentences and problem solving.
Our class enquiry this term is all about the seasons. We will be answering our big question, ‘How do we Measure the Weather?’ We will begin by investigating the environment around us and then move on to conducting experiments; finding different ways that we can measure the changes that we see throughout the year.
At the end of this term we will be looking at Christianity as part of our religious enquiry and answering the question, ‘How and why do we celebrate special and sacred times?' Where we will be looking at the celebration of Christmas.
As we start to see more and more sunshine, we are super excited about our learning for this term. We will be looking at our historical enquiry all about the Titanic and answering our big question, 'Top hats and tail coats or flat caps and muddy boots?'. This exciting unit of learning is getting underway a little later than originally planned but we cannot wait! In line with our enquiry, we will be studying a story called 'Titanicat' by Marty Crisp. This is the untold story of the Titanic's long forgotten ship's cat. Whilst we look at this beautiful story, we will be focussing on increasing our writing stamina, continuing to use our phonic knowledge (to aid our spelling) and getting to grips with more of those tricky words that cannot be sounded out.
In maths, we will be continuing our work on numbers 1-20, particularly those tricky teen numbers, before revisiting addition and subtraction, using what we have learnt. As in previous terms, we will be using lots of practical equipment to help us develop our understanding and our reasoning skills. We will be hoping to take some of our learning outside to investigate some of these ideas in the natural environment.
Here is our Timetable for Term 5