Welcome back after an extended half term break.

Here is a brief outline of what your child will be learning about this term.

Mathematics

In Mathematics, we will begin by looking at money.  We will be recognising and matching coins to their values.  We will then move onto calculating by adding and subtracting in the context of shopping.  We will then move onto finding the difference and comparing numbers. 

Finally, we will be learning about shapes. We will continue focusing on reasoning, which requires the children to explain how they know or found an answer using mathematical concepts they have been learning and problem solving, which will show their understanding of a concept in real terms.

English

In English, we will begin by looking at stories from different cultures, starting with Handa’s Surprise.  We will be looking at how we can improve our writing by using adjectives and interesting verbs.  We will continue to practice using punctuation correctly and ensuring that our sentences make sense.

We will have two daily phonics sessions, where your child will be revising sounds they have previously learnt in Reception and also learning brand new sounds to help with further reading and spelling in Year One.  We will continue to learn different spelling rules within these phonics sessions.

Your child will read in a group every day with an adult and our aim is to listen to your child read their home reading book once a week.  Our group sessions involve reading new texts and then practising these over three days and answering different types of questions about the book. 

Science

In Science, we will begin by looking at “Light and Electricity” where the children will learn about where light comes, how shadows are formed and how electricity can make light.  We will be looking at the dangers of electricity and how to stay safe when using it.

Theme

Our theme is called “What happened in 1066?” and we will be learning about the Battle of Hastings.  We will be thinking about how life was different long ago and how we know about things that happened in the past. I am happy for your child to do additional research and learning about this at home to bring in and share!

PE

La Classe Rouge will have PE on Thursday afternoons this term we will be focusing on ball skills in the context of football and rugby.  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 in order to improve our general fitness and concentration. Our school policy is that earrings should be removed for PE lessons for health and safety reasons and tape cannot be put over new piercings.  If your child cannot remove their own earrings then this should be done before school to avoid the office needing to phone home.  Please ensure your child has a named PE kit and suitable plimsoles or trainers to be left in their locker for the term.