Elephants Year 1
Year 1 Curriculum Outline Terms 5 and 6 2017-18
Dear Parents and Carers,
We hope you had a fantastic, relaxing Easter Break!
Areas of learning which we will cover during Terms 5 and 6 include:
English – We will begin this term looking at traditional tales, with a focus on Goldilocks and the three bears. The children will be applying skills they have learnt already this year as well as developing some new ones to continue to improve their fantastic writing!
Phonics – We are following Letters and Sounds; the children will finish learning sounds from Phase 5 this term and will then move onto revising all of the sounds they have learnt so far.
Reading - Guided Learning sessions will continue this term. We will also be continuing with our DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) time in the afternoon.
Numeracy – The children will still be working practically and will be problem solving within our Maths lessons, beginning with a focus on basic multiplication, division and fractions then moving onto position and direction, time and money towards the end of the year.
Science – Plants – Children will be looking at the basic structure of different plants and what they need to grow.
ICT – In computing, the children will be continuing to develop the skills they have been learning so far this year.
History – Then and Now – Children will be comparing their lives to those of children and people who lived 100 years ago.
Geography – Our Local Area – The children will be looking into features of our local area and where we are in relation to other places in the UK.
RE – Christianity – Miracles and other stories about Jesus.
Art –There will be lots of creative activities interwoven with the other subjects in our curriculum.
PE – Ball Skills – Children will be continuing to develop their ball skills this term.
Dance with Danni – We are lucky enough to have 1 session a week with Danni this term, free of charge!
Please continue to ensure your child has their reading book and reading record in their bags on their days.
Red and green groups: Monday and Wednesday
Blue and yellow groups: Tuesday and Thursday
Homework will continue to be given out on a Friday and will need to be returned the following Thursday in order to be marked and new homework issued.
We will continue to give spellings out with homework at the end of the week for the following week. Spelling tests will continue to be on Fridays.
Our PE days remain on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please could you ensure your child has their PE kit in school on these days.
Children may bring in fruit for snack at playtime. Children also receive free fruit for playtime snacks, provided by the school.
Please can ALL children bring a labelled water bottle with them, as the weather is getting warmer this is important!
Please continue to use the communication book if there are any problems.
Best regards, Miss Rebecca Dicks and The Year One Team.