What gorgeous weather let’s hope it lasts for half-term! I hope you enjoyed looking at your children's books; they have been working very hard.
Next summer term in English the children will be learning to recite, look at the punctuation, alliteration, layout of a variety of poems and they will create their own poems based on nature. The children will learn to write formal and informal letters along with learning animal facts using their ICT skills.
In Maths the first week back to school, the children will be completing activities on number and place value. They will be solving place value additions and subtractions, ordering and comparing 2 digit numbers.
Pre-Learning: If you have a moment during the holidays could you play any number bond games, you can find some on the internet. Write out numbers such as 0,10; 5,5; 2,8; 3,7; 4,6 on little bits of paper and get your child to match them up to make number bonds to 10. This could also be extended to make number bonds to 20.
In Science we will begin a new topic about seasonal changes. We will recap Autumn and Winter and learn in more depth about Spring and Summer looking at our climate and making charts to record the weather. We will also look at shadows.
In Geography, Barnaby Bear will be taking lots of trips to different countries to find out about their culture. The children will be looking at Europe, continents, capital cities and the different cultures that surround them. We have introduced Barnaby Bear to the class and some children have already had the experience of Barnaby Bear having a sleepover with them. Every child will have an opportunity to take Barnaby Bear home; please could your child write a few sentences that night to explain what or where they have taken Barnaby.
Barnaby is very excited about his forthcoming adventures!
In Art and D&T the children will learn about the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo, they will create their own fruit faces and then blend the fruit which they have cut and make smoothies. This will link with PSHE healthy eating.
In PSHE the children have been learning about keeping clean, healthy and active. If possible please could your child bring in a photograph of them either washing their hands, eating healthy or being active.
We will continue to look at phonics every day.
Pre-Learning: During the half term please could you continue to practice the sounds on the blog. You could also play a phonics game:
Where your child has to recognise if the word is a real or alien word.
Spellings for Friday after half term are: girl, bird, shirt, first and third.
I hope you all have a lovely half term break!
From the Year 1 Team :)