Our Summer 2 topic in year 1 is 'Enchanted Woodland'.
In English we will be focusing on the brilliant story of 'Alice in Wonderland'. The
children will look at describing the setting of wonderland and use this to create their own enchanted woodland. They will then focus on poems by Dr Seuss and then create there own poem based on their enchanted woodland. They will also continue to look at sentence structure and punctuating sentences correctly using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
children will also practice spelling high frequency words correctly and
use a capital letter for names of people, places, the days of the week. Keep an
eye out for your child's weekly spellings and please practice them at home with them.Then
the children will look at different types of words and learn to add the correct
suffix to words in order for them to be grammatically correct eg. fast, faster,
fastest, slow, slowing, slower, slowest.
In Maths this term we will focus on developing the children's fluency when using maths skills to solve number problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The children will then focus on developing their knowledge and understanding of money. They will then move to work on reasoning questions where they solve practical problems and word problems that include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and money.
In Topic we will be looking at identifying and naming the four countries in the United Kingdom and their capital cities. They will be taught how to devise and use a simple map. They will be taught how to use a compass and learn the four directions (North, South, East, West). The children will then move on to create their own home for a woodland creature and be taught how to build a basic structure with a moving mechanism such as a retractable roof or opening door.
In science the children will use their observations and ideas to generate a list of questions that they would like to find out the answer too; such as Does a seed need light to grow? They will then perform simple tests on seeds and gather and record data to help in answering their questions. Then the children will identify, name, draw and label the basic structure of a flowering plant. They will identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.
encourage parents to read a variety of texts with their child every day so as
to build upon the reading strategies they practice in school, enrich their
vocabulary and encourage their enjoyment of reading. Your child will have their
reading book changed once a week, however they need to bring their book bag in
children will be taking part in indoor and/or outdoor PE sessions every week and therefore all children must have a full PE Kit in school all week.
This includes- Plain White T-Shirt, Black Shorts, Trainers/ Pumps and don't forget socks if your child wears tights for school. Long hair must be tied up and no earrings are to be worn.
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discuss anything further.
you for your ongoing support.
Year 1 Team