Class One

Welcome to our final term in Year 1 – where has the time gone? The children have grown in confidence and we have found that their positive and growth mindsets have helped them to  embrace new challenges and they are now beginning to work well independently.

Class Teachers:

Day

AM 1

AM 2

PM

Monday

Mrs Weatherspoon

Mrs Weatherspoon

Mrs Weatherspoon

Tuesday

Mrs Weatherspoon/Mrs Nicholson for PE

Mrs Weatherspoon

Mrs Weatherspoon

Wednesday

Mrs Davies

Mrs Weatherspoon

Mrs Weatherspoon

Thursday

Mrs Harper

Mrs Weatherspoon

Mrs Harper

Friday

Mrs Harper

Mrs Harper

Mrs Harper

 

English:  Our writing will be based on ‘Dear Zoo’ by Rod Campbell and we will be focusing on writing our own version of the book. Sticking to the animal theme, we will be reading, writing and reciting some animal poetry. The delivery of our own caterpillars will see us keeping a log of our little pets’ progress. Please continue to hear your child read at home – don’t forget to discuss the book after you’ve read it as it is important to understand what is being read. Thank you for helping your children with their tricky words each week – it’s starting to make a big difference in their writing.

 

Maths:  The main focus of this last term is to be secure in place value and calculation methods. Children have been bringing home maths homework to help them consolidate their learning. Any feedback is useful and we have noticed that children are doing better in quick mental arithmetic as a result of practising at home. Thank you for your support and keep up the good work.  

Science: Our topic for the first part of the Summer Term is ‘Animals’. Children will be looking at different ways of grouping animals according to their characteristics, labelling the different parts of an animal and looking at their diets. We are all looking forward to visiting the zoo on 6th of June. If you would like to be a parent volunteer on this day please get in touch. The second part of the term will see us exploring the school grounds as we familiarise ourselves with the plants and trees around us. We will be growing our own plant from seed and keep a diary of its progress.

 

Computing: The children will continue improving their skills with laptops learning how to create an animal picture and typing some accompanying text using a publishing software tool.

PSHE : Our theme this term is ‘Living in the wider world’ and we will be considering how our actions affect those that are immediately close to us and how rules help us work and live harmoniously.

PE: Mrs Nicholson will be doing athletics on a Tuesday morning for the first part of the Summer term. On Thursday afternoon we will be doing dance, then ball skills.

Art/DT: Animals in all shapes and form this term including paintings, creating a model to go with our Dear Zoo book and sewing butterflies. We will be very busy!

RE:  This term we are looking at the qualities which made Jesus special including how he is a special friend, his miracles and how he called his disciples.

As always, if you have any problems or queries please do not hesitate to speak to us, as you can appreciate drop-off and pick-up times are busy so it’s best to make an appointment if you would like to speak at length.

 

Thank you,

 

The Class 1 Team