Welcome back to the Summer Term in Year 1
Our topic for the Summer term is ‘The Seaside’.
Our main focus for our topic is History and we will be finding out about seaside holidays in the past and comparing them to seaside holidays now. We will be conducting interviews with ‘older’ people to help our research. (Should any of you feel that you fit this criteria please let us know!) We will also be looking at geographical features of the seaside which will hopefully involve a visit to the seaside later in the term.
Our Science topic centres around identifying animals and much of the investigative work will be carried out during Forest School sessions where we will be examining mini beasts and their habitats and we will also look at lifecycles.
In English we will be looking at fairy tales and using our imagination studying fantasy stories. We will also enjoy working on some stories set at the seaside. Non-fiction units will be based around our topic of the seaside as will the poetry. We continue to focus heavily on phonics this term and are getting prepared for the phonics screening in June. You can support your child by reading with them regularly and by helping them with the ‘phonics screening check’ practice tests that are in their book bags.
Spellings will continue to be sent out on a Friday and your child will be tested on them the following Friday. Please help your child to learn these spellings .
In Maths we will continue to focus on place value and reading, writing and ordering numbers to 100. We will also be counting in multiples of 10, 2 and 5 and using these facts to begin an understanding of division and multiplication. We will be using our addition and subtraction skills in order to solve every day problems especially in real life situations involving money . Frog Club continues to take place on a weekly basis and is invaluable in improving mental maths skills.
P.E takes place twice a week . 1H on a Monday and Friday. 1M on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school and that it is clearly named.
Please don’t hesitate to come and see us after school if you have any queries.
We look forward to another fun and successful term together.
Year 1 staff