Welcome to Year 1!
An introduction to the Year 1 teaching team:
Mrs Clarke (Monday andFriday)
The days that Year 1 will need their PE Kits are Tuesday and Thursday. Library books with be handed out on a Friday and will be changed the following Friday. Spot books will be changed daily or when necessary. We will have a class reward system to encourage reading regularly at home. We encourage you to read regularly to practise phonics and tricky words. We are awaiting lids for the children's water bottles so if you would like to provide your child with a water bottle from home in the mean time you are welcome to do so. Home learning will be given out half termly and a page with explanation will be stuck in the children's communication books within the first few weeks of every half term.
Our topic this half term is 'On the Savannah'.
We will be learning about Animals throughout the term in Science, learning about animals in our local environment as well as animals which roam the Savannah! Our learning in Science will link with our English, where we will be focusing on the text 'One day on our Blue Planet, in the Savannah'. The book follows a Pride of lions in a storytelling style but with factual information. We will be writing a setting description about the Savannah, retelling a lion hunt and writing a book in the same style about a day in the life of an Ostrich family.
In maths we will be continuing to develop our fluency in the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). We will also be learning and solving problems about measure, focusing on money and weight.
Our foundation subjects will link closely with our Animal topic where possible:
Computing- Purple mash animal pictures
Music- African drumming
Art- African animals through printing and different materials
P.E- Multi-skills and African dancing
Geography- Hot and cold climates
We are very lucky to be going on 2 trips over the Summer Term. A local trip within Emsworth with Chichester Harbour Education Service, linking to our Science and Geography learning and we will also be going to Marwell Zoo. Information to follow.