Year 1 - Sapphire Class

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Welcome to Year 1 with Mrs Hayward and Mrs Read.

Our topic during the spring term is 'Inventors and Inventions'. In history we will be learning about inventors and inventions. The children will 'meet' inventors from history, discuss and order their inventions on a timeline and start to ask 'inventor questions' that lead to inventions.

In Geography, we will be focussing upon geographical knowledge. The children will learn the main cities of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland and find where they live on a map of the UK.

In Science, our topic for this term is Everyday Materials. The children will describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials and tell the difference between an object and the material it is made from. We will compare and group together a variety of materials based on their physical properties.

Throughout the term we will look at different stories related to our topic. We will use the story 'My Grandpa's Amazing Inventions' by Richard Johnson as a starting point for study in English and we will write narratives and simple explanations. We will edit and improve our work using ambitious vocabulary and through the use of conjunctions to make compound sentences. The children will also create non-chronological reports and riddles. We will be concentrating on sentence structure by remembering capital letter, finger spaces and full stops. We will also be focusing on spelling and using nouns and adjectives as well as common high frequency words.

The children will be awarded three team points for three signatures/parental comments in their home school books and five team points if they read each evening. It is very important to read regularly and discuss the texts. Team points will only be given if the reading record is signed by parents/carers.

At the beginning of term we will calculate mathematical statements for addition and subtraction to 20 and write them using the addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=) sign. The children will then strengthen their knowledge of place value by working with numbers within 50 including multiples of 2, 5 and 10. We will deepen our learning through problem solving activities and use our reasoning skills to explain.

This will be set on Friday to be completed and returned to school on the following Thursday. It may be a task using Mymaths or an activity placed inside your child's homework book. Please also encourage your child to choose an activity from the themed homework grid that has been stuck inside their homework book.


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