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Year 1 Butterflies

Welcome to the Year 1 Butterflies!

 

My name is Mrs Rice and I am delighted to be teaching the Year 1 Butterflies this year.  Mrs Hester, Mrs Stirzaker and Mrs Esat will also be helping us in Year 1.  At the bottom of our class page, you will find lots of important information such as our class bulletin, homework grid, curriculum overview and lots of useful websites to support learning.

 

Important Reminders

* PE - Our PE day is Friday, however, it is important that PE kits are in school at all times.

* School Library - The Butterflies are timetabled to visit the school library every Wednesday lunchtime.  Don't forget to pick up a loyalty card for the chance to win a new book from the SMSJ bookshop!

* Homework is given out every Wednesday and should be returned on Monday.  All children have a homework book with a homework grid for the half term.  Homework includes: home reading (3 parent signatures required), spellings (test every Monday), a phonics workbook activity and one other piece to be completed.                 

Spring 2

Our value this half term is RESPECT.  Don't forget to complete your values task at home - it could be included on our next newsletter!

 

This half term, we will be learning...

 

English

This half term we will be reading the story of 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' as part as our focus on traditional tales. We will be learning about the characters, setting and main events of the story before orally retelling it. We will then create and write our own innovative version of the story. Following this, we will learn about writing recounts.

 

Maths

This half term we will be covering the following areas:

- Weight and Volume

- Place Value within 50

- Addition and Subtraction

 

Magic Maths

Every morning from 8:40 - 9:00, children get the opportunity to consolidate their Maths skills and learn new skills by completing a Magic Maths activity.  Within this activity they will answer questions, which increases their knowledge and confidence.

 

Topic

This half term our topic is Family Album.  Within this topic, we will be studying Art and Design, Geography and History. The children will be looking out changes within their living memory. In Art they will be creating their own self portraits using charcoal, chalk, pastel and watercolours. They will then develop this into digital art. In Geography we will be looking exploring the countries and capital cities of the UK.

 

Science

We will be continuing our work on plants and focusing on the season of Winter, carrying out lots of exciting experiments!

Spring 1

Our value this half term is HOPE.  Don't forget to complete your values task at home - it could be included on our next newsletter!

 

This half term, we will be learning...

 

English

This half term we will be reading the story of 'The Enormous Turnip'. We will be learning about the characters, setting and main events of the story before orally retelling it. We will then create and write our own innovative version of the classic story. Following this, we will learn about writing instructions and traditional rhymes.

 

Maths

This half term we will be covering the following areas:

- Place Value (within 50)

- Length and Height

- Weight 

 

Magic Maths

Every morning from 8:40 - 9:00, children get the opportunity to consolidate their Maths skills and learn new skills by completing a Magic Maths activity.  Within this activity they will answer questions, which increases their knowledge and confidence.

 

Topic

This half term our topic is Growth and Green Fingers!  Within this topic, we will be studying Art and Design and Technology. The children will learn all about foods and will practice their cooking skills such as cutting, slicing and grating! In Art we will be exploring the fantastic art work of William Norris!

 

Science

Within our topic of Growth and Green Fingers, we will be learning all about plants! We will be growing our very own plants and understand what a plant needs to survive.

Autumn 2

Our value this half term is TOLERANCE.  Don't forget to complete your values task at home - it could be included on our next newsletter!

 

This half term, we will be learning...

 

English

This half term we will be reading the story of 'George and the Dragon' by Chris Wormell. We will be learning about the characters, setting and main events of the story before orally retelling it. We will then create and write our own version of the story. Following this, we will learn about poems and non-fiction texts.

 

Maths

This half term we will be covering the following areas:

- addition

- subtraction

- Shape

- Place value (within 20)

 

Magic Maths

Every morning from 8:40 - 9:00, children get the opportunity to consolidate their Maths skills and learn new skills by completing a Magic Maths activity.  Within this activity they will answer questions, which increases their knowledge and confidence.

 

Topic

This half term our topic is Fire! Fire!  Within this topic, we will be studying History and Design and Technology. The children will learn about the events of the Great Fire of London.

 

Science

Within our topic of Seasonal change, we will be learning about the Seasons of the year. We be searching for signs of Autumn with a trip to the park!

 

Autumn 1

Our value this half term is RESPONSIBILITY.  Don't forget to complete your values task at home - it could be included on our next newsletter!

 

This half term, we will be learning...

 

English

This half term we will be reading the story of 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers. We will be learning about the characters, setting and main events of the story before orally retelling it. We will then create and write our own version of the story. Following this, we will learn about non-chronological reports and we will write our own report.

 

Maths

This half term we will be covering the following areas:

- place value

- addition

- subtraction

 

Magic Maths

Every morning from 8:40 - 9:00, children get the opportunity to consolidate their Maths skills and learn new skills by completing a Magic Maths activity.  Within this activity they will answer questions, which increases their knowledge and confidence.

 

Topic

This half term our topic is Penguins, Possums and Ponies.  Within this topic, we will be studying Geography and Art and Design. The children will learn about hot and cold areas of the world. They will also learn to build a 3D animal model using clay.

 

Science

Within our topic of Penguins, Possums and Ponies, we will be  learning about animals and their basic structures. We will learn to sort animals into groups (mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians). We will also be looking at seasonal changes and the weather.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Documents

Year 1 Curriculum Overview

Knowledge Organiser

Useful Websites

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