Y1 Spring 2 2021
Topic 4 – Mixed Up Fairy Tales
For the second half of the Spring term our topic will be Fairy Tales. We will be thinking and learning about:
- 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 part of our fairy tale topic, we will be writing alternative fairy tales based on the story and structure of the fairy tales we have learnt about.
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.
Number – Counting forwards and backwards in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. Applying our addition and subtraction knowledge to word problems. Using and apply number bonds to 20.
Measure – Measuring how tall/short, heavy/ light and full/empty an object or container is using non-standard and standard units.
IT: We have IT in the IT suite on Tuesdays. 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 Tuesday mornings. Outdoor PE on Thursday afternoons - weather dependant! Please can children arrive at school in their PE kits for the day.