To start the year we have two exciting, mini topics to keep us busy; one is about our local area called ‘Ourselves’ where they will be answering the key question ‘What makes Suffolk special?’ and the other is about toys with the question ‘Would you rather have all the toys or every child have a toy?’. As part of our ‘Ourselves’ topic, the children will use Google Earth to look at the local area and learn about the human and physical features of the local environment. They will also learn how to read a map using a simple key and construct their own key. To end our first, mini topic, they will create a presentation all about Suffolk and what makes it special.
After half term, the children will start their second topic - 'Toys'. To begin this topic, the children will look at toys from the past. In the following weeks, they will learn about how toys from the past are different to toys today and consider children in the world that might not have toys. To finish our topic we will hopefully be taking part in the Christmas shoe box appeal and be making up shoe boxes for children who don't have toys.
In maths this term, the children will look at place value including ordering and comparing numbers and consolidating their understanding of one more/one less before moving on to looking at addition and subtraction including missing number problems where we use our existing knowledge of the part, part whole model. In English, we will be looking at lots of exciting texts including Funny Bones, Jack and the Beanstalk and The Rescue Party by Nick Butterworth and beginning to master the skills of full stops, capital letters and finger spaces. As part of our science this term, the children will be looking at the human body and discussing senses before moving on to looking at the properties of different materials and planning an experiment to see which material is the most absorbent.
* Year 1 will have PE every Tuesday and Thursday (please make sure kit is named).
* Spelling and number skills quizzes will take place on Fridays.
* In Year 1 children are expected to read every day and record this in their planner. When children have read four times in a week, it will be recorded on our award chart.