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C of E Primary School
Year 1 Hand Puppets!
Friday 24 November 2023
No Outsiders- Sapphire Class
Friday 17 November 2023

Welcome to Year 1 with Mrs Proctor.

We will be exploring local history and geography through our topic 'All around us'. The children will be asking 'How does where we live affect HOW we live?'

In Geography, the children will learn about the similarities and differences of the physical geography of their own locality. They will learn to ask and answer geological questions. They will use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of the school and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment. They will learn to use compass directions, maps, globes and atlases.

In History, the children will use artifacts, pictures, stories and online sources to find out about the past. They will describe significant people from the past and learn to ask questions about people in the past. They will order a set of events or objects and describe things that happened to themselves and other people in the past.

In English, our Pathways books will be;

Autumn 1 – Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers
Autumn 2 – Nibbles by Emma Yarlett

This term we will be focusing on fiction stories and we will looking at the structure of the texts. We will keep working on the key features of a sentence. The children will continue learning the spelling of common exception words and the Year 1 high frequency words.

In Maths-

Throughout the term we will be learning place value, addition and subtraction and shape. We will deepen our learning through real life multi-step problems and use our reasoning skills to show what methods we could use.

In Science-

Our focus this term will be on Animals, including humans. The children will identify, name, draw and label basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.

Later in the term they will learn about Plants and Seasonal Change. They will become familiar with the structure of plants – leaves, flowers (blossom), petals, fruit, roots, bulb, seed, trunk, branches, stem etc.

In Art-Drawing – Make your mark

The children will be developing observational drawing skills when exploring mark-making . Children use a range of tools, investigating how texture can be created in drawings. They apply their skills to a collaborative piece using music as a stimulus and investigate artists Bridget Riley and Zaria Forman.

Useful websites:

Here is a link to the Common Exception Word Vimeos

Numbots is an excellent way for your child to practice their mental maths. It helps with understanding, recall and fluency in mental addition and subtraction so that they can move from counting to calculating. User names and passwords have been put into their reading diaries.

Here is a link to the spelling videos of the Y1 common exception words. The idea is that the children hear the word read out to them, the children write it down and then they are shown the the correct spelling so they can check it. They can pause the video after each word.Y1 Spelling-

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