Our teacher in Year 1 is Miss Bedser and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Ottaway.
What are we learning about in the Spring Term?
We will read and explore traditional fairy tales such as The Frog Prince, The Princess and the Pea and Jack and the Beanstalk and will write our own versions of these tales. We will also learn how to write information texts all about spring, using headings and factual language.
We will be practising counting in steps 2, 5 and 10 fluently to 100, and will focus on the two times table up to 12 x 2. We will look at the names and properties of 3D shapes (sphere, cylinder, cone, cube, cuboid, square based pyramid) and will continue to explore place value in two digit numbers. We will also learn to tell the time to the hour and half past the hour.
The Wider Curriculum
We are learning about Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II in History this term, and will compare aspects of British life during their reigns. In Geography, we will be learning about the countries and capital cities of the U.K and will locate these on a map. We are learning about everyday materials in Science as well as considering seasonal changes. We will be exploring Christian and Sikh stories and symbols in RE. In Computing, we are continuing to explore algorithms and will practise programming a Bee Bot to move. We will design and make our own model playgrounds in DT and will learn how to create a piece of artwork using the technique of weaving in Art. We are exploring ways of travelling in Gymnastics and will practise our ball skills in PE. In Music, we will focus on the piece In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg and will compose our own rhythms based on this piece.
Children change their reading books on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We test spellings on a Tuesday and give out new spellings the same day. Children can choose a library book from our school library to take home each week. We visit the library to swap our books each Monday.
Abacus Maths Website: activelearnprimary.co.uk
Times Table Rock Stars Website: ttrockstars.com