Year 1

Mrs Drysdale

Welcome to Year 1!

Welcome back to Spring 2 and I hope you all had a peaceful and relaxing break. As ever, I am excited and looking forward to the term ahead which will be full of lots of interesting and exciting things to learn.

I will update this page often with important information, so please come back to our class page regularly for updates about your child’s learning.

If you need to contact me, please press the button on the right and start your message FAO Mrs Drysdale. Alternatively, contact the office and leave a message and I will get back to you ASAP.

Important information

Reading is key to your child’s learning and it would be greatly beneficial to your child if you read at home daily for ten minutes throughout the year. I would like to see your child’s reading book and record in school once a week please and every time you read with your child, please sign the record to inform us. Reading books will be changed as needed.

PE days will take place on a Tuesday and Wednesday, so please ensure your child’s PE kit is in school at the start of each half term.

PE uniform should be brought into school and left on your child’s peg for the half term and consists of a plain white polo shirt/t-shirt, black shorts, black leggings or plain black tracksuit bottoms. trainers/pumps and a red fleece/jumper/cardigan for outdoor PE.

What are we learning?

In English…

In English this term we will begin with the book ‘The Naughty Bus’ by Jan and Jerry Oke. We will use lots of discussion and activities to understand feelings and events and where these events took place. This will lead to us building our stamina in writing by planning and writing our own recount of an event. We will then introduce a new book, ‘The Queen’s Hat’ by Steve Antony, where we will develop our diary writing from previous terms and finally end with the development of our recount writing.

In Maths…

This term in Maths we will be begin by focusing on shape and pattern, progressing to measurement which will include height and length. We will then progress to numbers to 40 and this will include ordering, place value, addition and subtraction. During Spring 2 we will use our increasing math skills to begin to learn about multiplication and division.

In Science…

Our focus for Spring 1 will be plants and the season of Winter. We will be learning about how plants grow, the parts of a plant and which plants we eat. We will also be looking at the trees and their differences. In addition to this we will be investigating the seasonal changes taking place as we move in to the season of Winter.

In RE…

In RE this term we will hear and be able to retell the Easter story. We will reflect upon the miracles of nature and new life during springtime. We will make links between the transformation of plants and animals and the Easter story in order to develop our understanding of the resurrection. We will explore what it means to belong through exploring the celebration of baptism and the ways in which people of faith welcome babies.  

In Topic…

The Geography theme this term is ‘Has St George’s always been in Shaw?’. We will be learning about our town Shaw, past and present and investigating changes that have occurred in our area over time eg, toys/locality/use of mills. This will enable us to begin to develop an understanding of chronology – past and present.

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