Welcome to Class 1
In Spring our Literacy work is based around…
In our reading we are: beginning to develop our inference skills; identifying and explaining key aspects of fiction and non-fiction texts; identifying and explaining the sequence of events and using our vocabulary knowledge to help us understand texts.
In our writing we are continuing to use capital letters, full stops and we will learn how to use question marks. We are also learning how to use ‘and to join sentences together. We will be using ‘Farmer Duck’ to inspire us to write a letter to the Farmer from the duck.
As part of our oracy work we will be giving a tour of a doll’s house to learn the skills required and will then deliver a tour of a farm!
This term we focus on place value within 20 and then 50, addition and subtraction within 20, length and height and finally mass and volume. We use the schemes and resources below to support our teaching.
In Spring we find out more about animals including humans. The children will have the opportunity to learn about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and the structure of a variety of common animals. They will identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part is associated with each sense.
We also continue our work on seasonal change and plants and will find out more about extreme weather when we study Dr Steve Lyons.
Our History Topic in Spring is, ‘How has farming changed?’
In the unit we will find out about changes technology, buildings and the daily lives of farmers. As part of this, we will have a visit by two tractors from then and now!
Our Geography topic in Spring is, ‘What geographical features might we find on a farm?’
In the unit we will find out about different types of farms and what they are used for, physical and human features that might be on a farm and how fields are used for different purposes. We will also build our own 3d farm!
In the spring term, we consider, ‘What helps us stay healthy?’ as part of our Health and Well being curriculum. Within this we discuss what being healthy means, how might the things that people put into and onto their bodies affect how they feel and we look at the role of medicines in staying healthy. We then move onto, ‘What can we do with money?’ as part of Living in the wider world. In this unit, we investigate different types of money, where money comes from and how to keep it safe and the choices people might make about money. We also consider the differences between needs and wants and if people can always have the things they want – this will be a lively debate!
In Outdoor Ed, we will revisit some of the skills learnt in Autumn such as staying safe around a fire (whilst listening to a story and enjoying hot chocolate!) and den building. We will also use water droplets on natural materials to inspire some artwork, we will create a ball run for our friends to use and will think about the wildlife in our school grounds in winter.
In P.E we begin the Spring term with a Gymnastics unit of work – thinking about how we can travel in different ways. This is then followed by a unit of work focusing on fundamental movement skills.
Our Art this term focusses on printing and painting techniques. We will have a go at printing our won wallpaper inspired by William Morris and will create flowers using paint after considering the work of Kandinsky.
Our D.T curriculum is currently being updated, details will follow over the next few weeks.
In our computing unit of work, the children will be introduced to early programming concepts. They will explore using individual commands, with their peers and as part of a computer program. They will identify what each command for the floor robot does, and use that knowledge to start predicting the outcome of programs.
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