Autumn 1 

We have settled well into Year 1. Our topic this half term is 'Superheroes'. We have listed our favourite Superheroes and will go onto writing in sentences using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We have been very busy looking at letters and their sounds, and reading our tricky words.

In Maths we have been counting in 1's to 30 and back. We have looked at forming our numbers correctly and will continue to practise this throughout the half term. We are working hard to identify 1 more and 1 less than a given number. In the coming weeks we will begin to solve simple addition calculations within 10. 

 

Autumn 2 

This half term our topic is 'Space'. In Literacy we have written non-fiction sentences about the Solar System and have learnt so many interesting facts about the sun, the moon and the stars! We have looked at proof reading our work and self-editing to check for capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We have also tried very hard to use the word 'and' to extend our sentences. 

We have also looked carefully at rhyming words this half term and we have created our very own rhyming rockets! Our rockets are SUPER long with up to 10 rhyming words on them. We will go on to write our very own Space rhyming couplets. 

In Maths we have continued to develop our knowledge of counting in 1's to 50 and back. We can now count in steps of 2, 5 and 10 too! We are working hard to develop our knowledge of addition and subtraction within 20 and are working hard to record these calculations in our books. We have been on a 2D shape walk and have played 2D shape dominoes and BINGO! This has really helped us to name, recognise and describe the properties of a range of common shapes. 

Every Friday throughout the half term we have football with Conor. In these sessions we are developing our ball skills and our ability to work as part of a team. 

We are also very busy learning our song for our Christmas performance! We are very excited for you all to come and watch us. 

 

 

 

 

Spring 1

This half term our topic is 'Traditional Tales'. In Literacy we are focusing on the Gingerbread Man. To begin the topic, we wrote letters from the Gingerbread Man to apologise for running away from Mr & Mrs Baker. It was so hot in the oven!

We then went on to write adjectives to describe the characters and the setting. We are going to use our adjectives to write our own version of the Gingerbread Man! We will apply our punctuation, grammar and vocabulary taught to date.  

In Maths we have developed our knowledge of addition and subtraction, bridging 10. We have also began to partition numbers into 10's and ones. We will go on to recognise coins and their values.

 In Science we have read the Three Little Pigs. We will explore materials and their properties, and then go on to looking at the suitability of materials. Using this knowledge, we will work in groups to build a strong, 'wolf-proof' house for the pigs. 

Every Thursday throughout this half term we will have Multi-Skills with Ross. 

 

On Chinese New Year we tasted some delicious food cooked by Mr Ip from the Kowloon in Seaton. We had chicken fried rice, noodles and prawn crackers. We also got a lucky red envelope and a fortune cookie to take home. 

Spring 2

This half term our topic is Plants. In Literacy we are reading Jack and the Beanstalk. We have written a recount from Jack's point of view using sequential language and the personal pronoun 'I'.  We will go on to story writing, using adjectives, conjunctions and speech. 

In Maths we are very busy consolidating our knowledge of number bonds and using this knowledge to solve simple missing number calculations. We will also look at 3D shapes and sort these into simple groups based on their properties.

In Science we have planted 4 plants. We are growing each of the plants in different conditions and at the end of the half term we will evaluate the plants and discuss which one is the most healthy. We will also look at and name a range of wild and common garden plants, as well as labelling a plant and tree. 

This half term we will be using the large apparatus in P.E to improve our movement and balancing skills. We will also receive some cricket coaching with Chris in preparation for our competition. We will try hard to improve our throwing, catching and batting skills.