Welcome to Term 5! Below is an overview of the curriculum content and learning we will be focussing on throughout this term; I hope you find this useful.
In Mathematics, children will begin the term by exploring their knowledge of fact families to 10. This includes exploring the relationship between addition and subtraction. Having completed this unit, pupils will use their knowledge of addition and subtraction with higher numbers and numbers beyond 10. The class will then move onto learning about multiplication through repeated addition and division through equally sharing.
The children will be taking part in daily counting practise, including, counting in two’s, tens and fives from zero and developing the children’s ability to say which number is one more/less than any given number. The children will be encouraged to connect with the classroom environment to expand their mathematical knowledge and vocabulary.
In English, we will be focusing on the story of The Day the Crayons Quit. This shall include, identifying key characters and exploring a range of aspects within the text. The children will explore the text before writing a range of pieces for different purposes based around this text. The pupils will write postcards, letters, book reviews and create posters with the overarching aim of writing to persuade. In addition, we will be further developing the children’s understanding of word classes, including, adjectives, nouns and verbs.
The children will take part in daily phonics sessions, where we will be further reinforcing the children’s existing knowledge, whilst learning a range of new sounds and spelling patterns to develop their reading and writing in Year 1. The children will be encouraged to connect with the classroom environment to develop their literacy language skills and to connect with key spellings.
The children will take part in group reading sessions, where they will be exposed to a range of new texts which they will practise and learn over a period of three days. Children will be encouraged to look at spelling patterns within these texts and identify and apply their growing knowledge of tricky words. Children will learn how to answer a range of questions about what they are reading by using the text and the pictures to support their answers.
In Science, children will be learning about “Plants” through inquiry based investigations such as exploring what plants need to grow, identifying the different structures of a plant and their purpose and exploring the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees.
Our theme this term is ‘’What type of Artist are you?”. Children will learn about famous artists such as Kandinsky, Andy Warhol and Rob Lichtenstein and then produce art in the style of these artists. Children will also explore sculpture and nature art in our School Woodland Area. As part of our school values, we will be looking at the topic of Caring by learning about what caring behaviour looks like and how children can care for those around them.
In PE this term we will be continuing to focus on Cricket Skills including throwing, catching and batting. We will also be looking at invasion games and applying our knowledge of defending and attacking, including sportsmanship and teamwork. Please ensure your child has a named PE kit and suitable plimsolls or trainers. It is essential that full PE kit is kept in school at all times as we are also likely to be taking part in the ‘Golden Mile’, where the children (and some teachers) will jog/run for 5 minutes daily in order to improve our general fitness and concentration. Please remember that earrings should be removed for PE lessons for health and safety reasons; if your child cannot remove their own earrings then this should be done before school to avoid the office needing to phone home. Home learning
The children will receive English and Maths home learning every Friday. This home learning will provide your child with the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge from their lessons or to prepare them for forthcoming learning. Please could their home learning be returned on Monday morning to enable us to reflect on their learning.
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to working with you over the year. Should you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to come and see me after school and I will be happy to help.
Miss Gollop and Mrs Short