Class One will be off on a journey around the world, stopping off in the rainforests of Brazil, the great cities of New York and Beijing, Timbuktu in Mali and not forgetting the great British seaside! We will look at the lives of people who live there and the features of their environments. This will also inform our art work, exploring art from around the world. Year 1 children will investigate this further during their trip to the Sainsbury’s Art Centre in Norwich.
We will also be thinking about how our bodies work which will be especially important for our PE this term which is based on Dance.
ENGLISH: In our Phonics Reception Children will move onto sounds with two letters. They will also be thinking about instructions and how to write them using our range of big books. The Year 1’s will continue with their range of sounds, including weekly spelling tests. Please ensure that your children practise their spellings each week because this really does help with their writing. Literacy lessons in Year 1 will be linked to a variety of story books including The Snail and the Whale, Dear Greenpeace and Handa’s Surprise. We will be learning more about writing formal and informal letters. In the coming weeks we will be focusing on information writing before moving onto work on instructions.
MATHS: The Reception children will be thinking about calendars and time, as well as becoming secure in their number knowledge, first with numbers to 10, then numbers to 15, including adding and subtracting. The Year 1 children will continue working on addition and subtraction within 20 including exploring calculation strategies and carrying out problem solving activities. This should provide them with a solid basis for their next steps of learning about numbers to 50. Later, work will focus on time and fractions.
If your child is in Reception, please do add your own entries to the Tapestry system, because this really does help us gain a wider knowledge of your child and their learning.
All children will need a PE kit, including clothing suitable for outside lessons. Having this, plus wellies in school, supports Outdoor Learning. Please do let us know if you have any questions or queries.
This half term Class One will be investigating Heroes and Villains, from Guy Fawkes to Father Christmas! We will be looking at some famous historical people from the local area, as well as having visits from some contemporary community heroes.
Maths: Reception children will be starting to look at shapes and measuring, as well as continuing with our numbers to 10. Year 1 children will continue to work on shape and pattern. Then they will focus on numbers to 20, and addition and subtraction within 20.
English: Reception children will be provided with a range of opportunities to develop their writing skills linked to our Heroes and Villains topic. Year 1 will be mainly focused on reading and writing poetry. The children will be learning about rhyme, rhythm and repetition.
Group reading is on Wednesdays. Please ensure your child completes their homework, and brings their books back, as this has a real impact on other groups.
Phonics: Reception children will be continuing with their good start and will be thinking about combining the letters to make simple words. The Year 1’s will continue to work through the sounds. Please practise the spellings with your child every week, as this really does help them with their writing.
PE: This continues on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and we will be brushing up on our ball skills as well as continuing gymnastics. It was great to see all of the children with their trainers. Please can you also ensure your child has some socks in their bag if they wear tights to school.
Thank you for your continued support and please let me know if there are any queries.
Welcome to Class 1! While Reception settle into school routines, Year 1s will enjoy Maths and English with Ms Goldsmith as well as continuing their excellent start to phonics. All children are set weekly spellings which will be tested on Fridays, so please practise these at home.
English: Reception children will start learning the letter sounds and start to write these down. Year 1 lessons will be linked to a variety of story books including Suddenly! and Can’t You Sleep Little Bear?. We will be learning about diary accounts and the type of language used in them. Also, we will look at reasons for events in stories before moving on to work on poetry.
Maths: Reception children start their maths journey by looking at patterns, and numbers to 10, including addition and subtraction.Year 1 children will begin by working on numbers to 10 and then move onto addition and subtraction problems within numbers to 10. Later work, will focus on shapes and patterns.
Our main topics for this term are Where I Live, investigating the local area, Materials, Autumn and Local Heroes as well as Christmas. We will have some trips out to support our learning. News to follow.
Music: On a Wednesday afternoon Mrs Cuthill will be teaching music and movement. We will be learning nursery rhymes, harvest songs and counting songs. Movement to music will focus on moving safely around the room, keeping healthy and raising our heart beat. It would be really helpful if your child has laces they are able tie these on their own and if girls did not wear tights on these days. Towards the end of the term we will be listening to the finale from The Firebird suite by Igor Stravinsky. We will respond to this through Dance, music and art.
Reminders: Please can you make sure that children have book bags, PE kits and wellies in school every day. It is useful if the PE kits could contain spare pants and socks, as well as tracksuit bottoms and a jumper in case your child needs to change clothes during the day.
Group Reading will take place on Wednesday morning, and if anyone can spare an hour on Wednesdays please let me know – sharing a book with a small group of children and is a really special time at Aldborough.
I am really looking forward to working with your children this year and getting to know them better.