Y1 Spring 2 2018

Y1 Spring 2 2018

Topic 4 – The Magic Land of Three...

For the second half of the Spring term our topic will be Fairy Tales.  We will be thinking and learning about:

We will be thinking and learning about:

Science

  • Different objects and what materials they are made from.
  • Identifying and naming a variety of everyday materials.
  • Describing physical properties of everyday materials.
  • Comparing and grouping materials.

Literacy:   We will be writing simple sentences and learning about what makes a good sentence, including adding capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We will also be adding adjectives and conjunctions into our sentences as well as similes. As part of our fairy tale topic, we will be writing alternative fairy tales based on the story and structure of the Three Little Pigs and Goldilocks.

Phonics: We will have daily phonics lessons and follow the letters and sounds programme. We will be securing phase 5 and focusing on applying the phonemes we know in our reading. In our phonics lessons, we will learn a sound, practise reading and writing it and then apply it by reading a sentence or set of words.

Maths:

Number – Counting forwards and backwards in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. Finding a quarter of a quantity. Applying our addition and subtraction knowledge to word problems. Using and apply number bonds to 20.

Measure – Measuring how tall/short and object is using non-standard and standard units.

Shape – Naming and recognising 2D and 3D shapes in the environment around us. 

IT:  We have IT in the IT suite and also have access to laptops in class during the mornings. We will be practising logging on to the computers, practising mouse control and learning to type. We will be using programmes such as 2Publish+ and Tux Typing. We will also be practising maths using different educational games.

PE:   Indoors on Wednesday (1A) and Thursday (1S).   Outdoor PE on Monday afternoons - weather dependent so please have PE kit available in school at all times so we can make the most of dry weather! We will be using the gym equipment during inside PE and focusing on team games and control during outside PE.