Key Stage 1
Our learning will begin with the text ‘Amazing Grace’, where we will enjoy reading and exploring the text and characters. We will be writing reviews about the book, sharing our thoughts and feelings. The core text will then be used over the following weeks to learn about diversity. We will be working toward writing a class story through oral retelling, drama and discussion. The whole class book will be used as a resource in the reading area.
In Maths this half term we will focus on place value, to secure our knowledge of numbers which will help us develop a variety of methods for addition and subtraction. We will also develop the skills to use the methods we learn to problem solve.
In our topic lessons we will be learning about Hinduism. We will explore what Diwali and read the story of Rama and Sita. In Geography, we will explore the local area and have opportunities for map drawing.
In Science, we will be looking at the humans. How do we look after ourselves? We will begin to know the five senses and the parts of the body linked to them. We will be identifying and naming a variety of common animals including, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.
In year one children will be provided with a reading book and the children can change these books on a weekly basis. We would encourage you to read with your child every night and talk to them about what they are reading. If you would like to discuss how you can help your child at home, please see your child's class teacher. We welcome parental involvement in the life of our school. If you are able to visit the school or help in any way, please contact your child’s class teacher.
Our learning this term will be based around the theme of Diversity. We will begin the term by using the text The Colour of Home. In English, we will explore where the children’s families come from as well as where they have travelled. We will spend some time analysing the text and characters and then write our own version of the story. We will also be using the text to explore other countries and to write a fact file about Somalia or a country of our own choice.
In maths this half term the children will be focusing on place value as the foundation for the rest of the year. We will be working with numbers up to hundreds, counting in different ways and making sure they understand how place value is represented. We will also be counting in 2s, 3s, 5s, and 10s.
In our topic lessons we will link our learning to the book ‘The Colour of Home’, to Geography. The children will begin to understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom, and of a small area in a contrasting non-European country in this case Somalia.
In Science, the children will notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adult. We will find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air). We will look at why exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene are all important factors for human well- being.
In year two children will be provided with a reading book and the children can change these books on a weekly basis. We would encourage you to read with your child every night and talk to them about what they are reading. If you would like to discuss how you can help your child at home, please see your child's class teacher. We welcome parental involvement in the life of our school. If you are able to visit the school or help in any way, please contact your child’s class teacher.