Welcome to Class One
Summer Term 2021
Welcome back Class 1! We hope that you have had a lovely Easter Break in the sunshine and are looking forward to a productive summer term!
During this term, as well as continuing to read with your child, we will be setting weekly spellings to practice at home so they continue to become more familiar with tricky and common words. These will be sent out on Mondays/Tuesdays. Please practice using these at home and share your progress with us using Seesaw.
Reading: As in previous terms, developing reading skills in year one is a key area of development as it helps with all their learning. Children’s reading will be listened to at school and we will share progress with you. It is extremely important to read with your child at home and we ask that you do this as often as you can.
Phonics & English: We will be focusing on building upon the children’s fluency, spelling, and blending skills, using the phonic letters and sounds we have learnt throughout the year. We will continue to explore different key areas of sounds and structure on a daily basis. We will continue to explore these themes through our English comprehension and writing work which will focus on a variety of toy themed texts including non-fiction and fiction work. If you wish to continue practicing at home, we recommend using the ‘Teach your monster to read’ app/online game to help children with their phonics.
Maths: We will be continuing to use White Rose maths to explore place value, addition & subtraction, simple fractions and multiplication and division. We are also using ‘Fluent in 5’ daily challenges to build our maths fluency. If you wish to continue practicing at home, we recommend using the ‘Numbots’ app to help children build their fluency and ability with number.
History: In History this term we are exploring changes within living memory, through studying different types of toys. We will be getting hands on with different objects and thinking about the differences, the similarities and the changes which have occurred over time, and what toys of the future may look like.
Science: In science our theme is Plants. We will be working scientifically, performing tasks such as simple tests, observations and identifying and classifying different plants, thinking about their structure, their similarities and differences. We will try to get outside into the garden and woodland areas for this to investigate the plants in our local habitat.
Art and Design: Our art and design this term will be linked to the themes of plants and toys. We will be exploring jungle artwork by the artist Henri Rousseau, and thinking carefully about designing toys based on historical and modern examples.
Computing: In computing, we will begin learning to create codes to make simple actions happen. We will also look at how to debug codes when they have gone wrong.
PE: We will continue to have PE sessions twice a week, on Tuesdays (pm) and Wednesdays (am). Children should bring both outdoor and indoor kit as we will be going outdoors as much as the weather permits. Please make sure all kit has your child’s name in it, so we are able to reunite lost items successfully. Earrings must be removed for PE and the children must be able to do this for themselves.
Outward Bound: We will be having 1 more session with the Outward Bound Trust this term. Our last session is scheduled for the afternoon of Friday 21st May. Make sure your child arrives with wellies, and appropriate outdoor clothing for the weather, as we will be outside either rain or shine. Please check regularly on seesaw for activity updates!
Please do not hesitate to send us a question via Seesaw if you have any queries.
Looking forward to another great term!
Alastair Tyrrell and Clara Dickinson
Mr Tyrrell teaches Mondays and Tuesdays, and Miss Dickinson teaches Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.