Welcome to Maple Class
Teacher: Miss Muller
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Brooks
Firstly, this term we shall be looking at lists and captions for our non-fiction unit. Children will be recognising these within a variety of texts and writing their own within various contexts. We will then study texts with predictable phrasing including; 'Going on a Bear Hunt', 'Handas Surprise' and 'Peace at Last'.
Finally, we will be
looking at the vocabulary and structure of poems.
The children will continue
to learn, revise and apply sounds
in our daily phonics lessons
so that we know them
speedily and can use
them to accurately
read real and nonsense
words in preparation for the Phonics Screening Check in June 2018.
The topics covered in maths will include;
The main focus will be to ensure all children are confident counting forwards and backwards with numbers to 100, identifying one more/less than a given number, use number bonds to support addition and subtraction calculations as well as using resources to support their counting in steps of 2,5 and 10.
In R.E we
will be looking at
'God's Great Plan'. In this unit, children have the opportunity to discuss, describe and celebrate the world we live in and all things in it.
The main religious stories to support this topic include the creation story and the story of Noah.
In the second half of the term, we look at the unit titled; 'Mary, Mother of God'. In this topic during the run up to Christmas, the children have chance to discuss the news Mary was given by Angel Gabriel and all the events that follow.
In Science this term we are learning about materials.
The children will be able to identify
and name some common materials and be able to discuss their properties by using their senses to describe and compare them. We will carry out some investigations to test materials properties and their uses for a range of purposes.
We will also be studying the season of Autumn by noticing and describing the world around us.
Our topic this
term is; 'Why we Remember.' The focus is on World War one and two.
We will learn some basic facts about both wars, however the main emphasis will be on comparing the life and times of those moments in history to our own. We will also be thinking about why and how we remember those important historical moments and all those involved.
the children will develop their
skills for outdoor games and dance. The dance unit will link nicely to our topic work as the children will be telling a story of war through dance movement as well as learning some basic Charleston choreography.
-Please remember to read at home every night and please can the adult sign the reading diary with the date and the page reached.
-Also please practise reading swiftly ALL the phonic sounds every night.
- Spelling tests are completed on a Thursday and new spellings are provided on a Friday. Please practise the set of spellings every night, preferably in a jumbled order and try to think of others with a similar spelling pattern to ensure children are learning the spelling.
P.E. kits will be needed on a Monday and remain in school for the whole week (this should include both outdoor and indoor clothing)
Please bring water bottles every day..
A useful website for maths games is http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html
Welcome to Year 1!
Just a few general messages;
Love one another as I have loved you (John 13:34)