Welcome back! This term our main topic is farming!
In this class we will be continuing to access phonics learning to help us to accurately decode and blend words. Phonics is taught through the Read, Write Inc programme. We have a phonics lesson every day and for this lesson we are broken down into different groups depending on our own individual level and needs.
In class, Year 1 will be looking at the story ‘The Vegetable Patch’ and the non fiction book ‘Look inside a Farm’. These link to the history topic of farming and will provide the children with the opportunity to compare fiction and non-fiction texts.
In the second part of the term, the children will be exploring local legend, in particular that of the Lampton Worm.
Over the next term the children in Year 1 will be practising writing full sentences with full stops, finger spaces and capital letters in the correct places. They will then use all of these skills in their writing of diaries and
During the term the children in Year 1 will move beyond numbers 0-10 and begin to apply their skills learnt in the early terms to larger numbers. They will be adding and subtracting with numbers up to 20 and them move onto measurement where they will be learning about length, height, weight and volume.
During this term the children will be exploring farming and how it has changed over time. They will look specifically at the changes in machinery and specific processes such as milking, and how the lives of the people working on farms are different now. They will be learning more about working as a historian including selecting the right source to answer their questions and placing events on a timeline.
Year 1 children will be learning more about where they live in the world. They will be looking at maps and locating their school on a large and small scale. They will also begin to explore the climate of where they live, including the weather.
The focus of the first half term in Year 1 is the Buddhist festival of Songkran, also known as the water festival. They will learn about its origins and why it is celebrated in the way it is. In the second half term they will be learning about how Christians celebrate Easter.
Over the next term, Year 1 will be learning to create and perform a traditional barn dance, linking to their history subject of farming. They will also be learning some basic ball skills in football. This will also teach them about working together and communicating during team games.
In computing, the children will be using their knowledge of farms to create a book about farming using the iPad. In the second half term they will be using the BeeBots to plan a journey around a farm. They will also learn the dangers of technology and how to report any concerns.
In art the children will be making a 3D sculpture of the Lampton Worm, linked to their class book. They will also use printing techniques to create a countryside, farming picture.
In DT, Year 1 children will be celebrating British produce, linked to their farming topic, to create a healthy street food dish!