Welcome to Class 1
In Literacy we continue to follow the RWI scheme to deliver our phonics input. In addition to this we will be looking at the following books and completing a range of activities linked to them.
This term we will be learning how to deliver an explanation. We will learn the skills required, by explaining how telephones have changed and we will then explain how the way we communicate has changed over time, as part of our history topic.
This will take place during the week beginning 12th June. The children read 20 real and 20 ‘alien’ words to assess their phonic understanding. The children are familiar with the process of phonics screening.
Our topics this term are multiplication and division, fractions, position and direction, place value within 100, money and time. Children have the opportunity to work independently and with their ‘talk partner’. They use a variety of concrete, pictorial and abstract representations to help them master the different topics taught. Children are encouraged to count forwards in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s to help build the foundations for learning these as times tables in Year 2.
We continue to follow the White Rose Scheme of work.
In science we will be discovering more about plants that see we see regularly and also the structure of plants. We will look at the season of summer and link this to our previous learning on seasonal change.
Our history unit this summer term is ‘How has the way we communicate changed?’ As part of this we will be using you as primary sources! We will find out more about the chronology of the telephone, the history or morse code and telegrams, the role humans and animals and how people communicated a very long time ago.
In Geography our unit of work is, ‘What is my country like?’. We will identify the countries and bodies of water that surround the UK. We will look at different landmarks across the UK and begin to make some comparisons between London and Barnard Castle.
Our focus in RE is people who are special to us. In Summer 1, we will consider, ‘Why is Jesus special to Christians?’ and in Summer 2 we will explore, ‘Why is Buddha special to Buddhists?’
In our health and wellbeing unit of work we will look at, ‘Who helps to keep us safe?’ This is then followed by ‘How can we look after each other and the world?’ which is part of our living in the wider world curriculum.
In our P.E lessons we will be improving our striking and fielding skills as well as our athletic skills.
In computing we are considering the various aspects of using a computer to create and change text. The children will familiarise themselves with typing on a keyboard and begin using tools to change the look of their writing, and then they will consider the differences between using a computer and writing on paper to create text. This is a great unit to keep practicing at home!
In summer 2, we introduce the children to on-screen programming through ScratchJr. They will explore the way a project looks by investigating sprites and backgrounds. They will use programming blocks to use, modify, and create programs.
In summer 2, we start our art topics. We will be creating a 3D portrait of ourselves using a range of malleable and natural materials inspired by Andy Goldsworthy. We will follow this with collaging inspired by Paul Klee and our work in D.T.
Our D.T focus begins in Summer 2. We will be exploring free standing structures including walls, towers and frameworks.