Welcome to Year 1

Summer Term 1 Newsletter

Dear Parents/Carers,

I hope you have enjoyed the Easter break and that you had the opportunity to do some fun activities with your family.

Thank you to all that attended parents evening. It was so nice to be able to speak to you face to face about the progress your children are making.

Last half term was lovely to see the arrival of our new play equipment. The children have definitely enjoyed this and are really benefitting from its use. Hopefully, we will now see some sunnier weather and be able to continue to benefit from this fabulous addition to our school.

This half term we will be packed with great learning experiences. Read on to find out more.

English – We will be start by revisiting story writing. We will be reading books from different cultures and thinking about how we could write our own story set in another part of the world. We will then move onto information writing thinking about ‘How we can care for our World’. We will continue to work on developing our writing skills and will be practising letter formation regularly, in order to master the orientation, correct size and position on the line.

Maths - We will be learning about our numbers to 100, money and time. Maths activities will continue to have a strong practical element. Children are encouraged to apply the skills they learn and to challenge themselves within lessons. The children continue to develop fluency at the beginning of each maths session.

Science - We will be learning about plants. We will learn to identify wild and garden plants, evergreen and deciduous trees, name the different parts of a plant and carry out investigations to understand what plants need in order to grow.

Computing - We will be learning to use computer skills. This will include using a trackpad, log on and off, launch applications and resize windows, save work and drag objects.

ART- We will be creating prints of flowers of the future. We will use different printing techniques including mono printing and etching.

PSHE- During these sessions we will be learning about relationships. Thinking about our families and friends.

History- We are learning about The Great Fire of London: looking at the different ways we can find out about the past, using eye witness statements to inform us of the event, exploring the impact caused by the fire and the lessons that were learnt. We will also continue to develop an understanding of fire safety.

Music- We will listen to different genres of music and think about our likes and dislikes. We will develop our understanding of musical composition and compose our own music.

RE- We will be reading and learning about the stories Jesus told: ‘The Lost Coin’ and ‘The Lost Son’.

We will continue to have PE on a Monday and Wednesday afternoons. These sessions will link to skills required to play different physical games and gymnastics. Please make sure a full PE kit is in school for every lesson. Some sessions may take place outside so appropriate kit will be necessary. It needs to be labelled clearly to avoid any mix-ups. Earrings should be removed or they can be covered with tape.

The school website and Instagram account are ways to see some of the work that is happening in school.

Finally, if you have any queries please come and see me. I am always happy to help. Thank you for all your support.

Miss Yeoman

Year 1

May 2022

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