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Spring 2024 1st half

Spring 2024 1st half - The Powers of you and Me!

In Year One we have continued to have a ‘super’ year!

Last half term we have enjoyed reading and listening to more stories about different superheroes. From Superworm to Charlie’s Superhero Underpants and we have role played how to ‘save the day!’  We learnt how to retell the stories in our own words, using key vocabulary from the text.  In DT, we have investigated the best way to join materials and to print on fabric before designing and making our own Christmas tree decorations.

We were very lucky to have a trip to the Theatre this term where we watched Michael’s version of his own Peter Pan story. He had wonderful props, costumes and told the story through actions, poetry and song! We also thoroughly enjoyed Superhero Day where we took part in many fun activities and games.

This half term in Maths we have been developing our skills and knowledge for addition and subtraction including, learning our number bonds to 10 and other number facts within 20.  This included counting on and back using a number line and how to use the part whole model.

In Science and Geography, we looked at the four seasons and the weather patterns associated with them, and went on an Autumn walk around the school. 

In RE, we have continued to learn about Christianity and we learnt more about the Christmas Story and why it is important to Christians.

We had lots of fun during our Christmas Jumper Day activities (thank you to everyone who joined in the fun) and we loved our Santa dash around the school playground.

In the next half term our theme is Paws, Claws and Whiskers.  We will be learning about lots of different animals, using non-fiction texts to support our reading and writing. We hope to have a visitor from Herrings Green Farm, in order to teach us how we care for animals at home.

In Maths, we will be learning to count confidently up to 50 and know what the numbers mean, e.g. how many tens and ones are in a two-digit number.  We will also be learning to recognise and describe the properties of 2 and 3 D shapes.

In Science, we will be learning about animal groups and their diets and hope to carry out a rainfall investigation – weather dependent!

In Geography we will learn about the 4 countries of the United Kingdom and their capital cities and also the seven continents and 5 oceans of the world.

Finally in Art, we will be studying the artist Henri Rousseau and recreating animal skin patterns through drawing and printing.

We are looking forward to a fun filled spring term in Year One!

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Year 1 team