Welcome to Maple Class
Teacher: Miss Muller
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Brooks
Firstly, this term we shall be looking at instruction writing and using the features within this text type to create our own instructions. We will then be looking to improve and build upon our vocabulary including rhyming couplets during our poetry unit, linking our poems to our topic of weather. Our narrative topic for this term will be stories that reflect children's own experiences. We will look at lots of examples together before children have the opportunity to write their own story using the features we have focused on.
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
'Families and Celebrations'. In this unit, children have the opportunity to discuss, describe and celebrate being part of a family; whether that be a family at home, school, religious or in the community. The children will learn about Baptism and how this is an important life event for Christians. The main religious story within this topic is; The Presentation in the Temple.
In the second half of the term, we look at the unit titled; 'Following Jesus' where children will learn how to make good choices to follow in the footsteps of God. The religious stories that support this unit are; The Good Samaritan and The Catching of the Fishes.
In Science this term we are learning about Animals including Humans.
The children will be able to identify
and name the external parts of the human and animal bodies. They will be able to describe and compare different animals and sort them accordingly. We will carry out some investigations to see how we can keep our bodies healthy and understand the importance of this.
We will also be studying the season of Spring by noticing and describing the world around us.
Our topic this
term is; 'Weather'. The children will have the opportunity to use atlases to identify and name the oceans and continents to support their geography knowledge. Following this, children will use key terms to describe and discuss different weather as well as more extreme weather learning about the impacts and long lasting effects of such disasters.
the children will develop their
skills for outdoor games and gymnastics.
In gymnastics, the children will learn some basic balances, rolls, travelling steps and be encouraged to incorporate these into their own small routines to perform.
-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 labelled with your child's name..
- 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)