Key Stage 1 Spring 1 2018
This term’s whole school theme is ‘Dystopian Worlds’. The first part of the half term will be spent exploring the story ‘The Tunnel’ where the class will walk through the Woolwich underpass as an introduction to the book. From here the children will use sensory writing skills as a tool for writing an effective story setting. The main focus will be on how word choices impact the reader.
The second part of the half term will be focusing on alternative endings. This will be achieved through interactive lessons, drama and art. The main focus will be on sequencing sentences to create short narratives.
In Maths the children will consolidate and extend addition and subtraction working with numbers to 20. The children will continue to use number lines to help them add and subtract. Once the children are secure in their understanding of fluency and reasoning within addition and subtraction, they move onto to missing number problems and answer first problems.
In Science, the children will be looking at different types of materials and investigate them using their senses. They will sort the materials into different criteria and decide which is best to make a house with. The children will predict and investigate which material is best for waterproof.
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.
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Our learning this term will be based around the theme of Dystopian Worlds. This will be explored through talking about the world of Hansel and Gretel. The story tells the family’s difficulties and hardship. The children will explore the world of Hansel and Gretel through reading the story and in particular examining the pictures which add an extra dimension to the story. In English the children will write a descriptive story setting using adjectives, noun phrases and conjunctions. They will write a conversation between brother and sister using speech marks, contractions and different types of sentences.
In maths this half term the children will be focusing on completing the money portion of the measurement section from last term. Then the children will be working on the areas of multiplication and division. Children will use pictorial representations and arrays to support them as they learn their 2,5,10 time stables. In division children will use the number line to help them divide with and without remainders. We will be applying our multiplication and division skills to a range of problems. Finally, they will work statistics.
In science, the children will explore living and never living things. They will Identify what a habitat is and map the plants and animals within it. The children will describe and compare different habitats around the world by looking at the plants and animals that live within them and where in the world they are.
In PE, to children will be playing cricket and learning how to throw and catch a ball. They will be performing athletic tasks through learning how to run, jump and throw. In art, the children will look at the artist Andy Goldsworthy and make their own sculptures using natural materials. In RE, the children will get the opportunity to visit the local Hindu Temple and learn about Hinduism. They will learn about the role of the Hindu Priest and Festival of Raksha/Bandhan.
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.