All our learning this term will be linked to various traditional tales.
In Literacy we will use a range of traditional stories to explore some other writing styles including: following and writing our own instructions, character descriptions, predictions, using prefixes and suffixes and of course story telling.
In phonics we will be revising some of the newer level 5 phonemes that we found difficult last term. We will be spending time ensureing the children are confident in segmenting and blending both real and nonsense words in preparation for the screener in June. We will continue to learn some new tricky words - either reading them by sight or learning to spell them.
In maths we will be continuing following White Rose. We will be using our counting in groups of 2/5/10 to help us with understanding equal groups, repeated addition, arrays and simple mutliplication and division. We will look at sharing numbers and finding fractions of shapes. Alongside this we will continue working with numbers up to 100 - counting, reading, writing and ordering them. Our final unit will be looking at positional and directional language.
The topic will be further explored in the afternoons. We are going to use Jack and the Beanstalk to learn about planting seeds and create our own seed diary. We will design, make and evaluate how to decorate a Gingerbread Man, as well as writing instructions on how to do this. For our topic day (Tuesday 10th May) we will discover which villian is the worst: carrying out some art / D.T. and geography based challenges. In art we will choose our favourite traditional character, sketch them using light pencil strokes before learning how to mix colours and select the right size tools to paint them. In history we will be finding out all about the Queen's Jubilee as a standalone topic.
On a Wednesday morning the Year 1 teaching staff will be out of class for PPA. The children will have outdoor P.E. with Mr Sargeant, Computing with Miss Scott and PSHE (Jigsaw Jack) with Mrs Powell.
Monday afternoons are our class P.E. session with Bunnies going swimming from Monday 25th April and Otters and Moles having outdoor P.E. with their class teachers.