Class 1

Mrs Marshall

TOPIC: In this final half term of the year Class 1 will be looking at animals. We start by looking at habitats around the world and how animals have adapted to live in them. We then move on to a more scientific look, exploring terms such as mammal and amphibians. Our DT work will come from this and we will make some insect houses for our outside area. We will also have some classroom visitors – watch this space for more details!

ENGLISH: The Reception English work will take its inspiration from the topic work and we will be looking at books such as Elmer the Elephant, Lost and Found and, of course, The Hungry Caterpillar. Our lessons in Year 1 will begin by focusing on newspaper reports with an alien theme! We will then move on to more story writing and exploring different ways of planning and building up story ideas. Later we will be finding out about different authors and creating our own author information pages.

MATHS: In Maths the Reception children will look at measuring using non-standard measures, addition and subtraction using numbers to 20, and numbers beyond. The Year 1 children will continue working on mass using mainly non-standard measures. Later in the term we will move on to money, where the children will learn to recognise and know the value of different coins and notes. They will also work on addition and subtraction word problems linked to money. Towards the end of term we will begin exploring multiplication and division.

PE/SPORT: We will be outside in PE, perfecting our athletics, ready for sports day. Please make sure your child has shorts, t shirt and trainers in school, as well as spare socks if your child wears tights.