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Spring 2 – Kings, Queens and Castles

Welcome back – I hope you had a great half term.

Our topic this half term will be based around Kings, Queens and Castles.

English 

We will be looking at the book “The Queens Hat” by Steve Antony. This tells the story of the queen whos hat flies off in the wind and she has to chase it across London. We will be writing a diary from the point of view of the queen to recap her adventures. We will be focusing on our spelling, using noun phrases and simple prepositions. We will also be looking at the book the Queens Knickers.

Maths

In maths we will be learning about 2d and 3d shapes, being able to name, sort and reason. We will also be continuing to count in 2s,5s and 10s and working on our multiplication and mental arithmetic skills.

Science 

We will be continuing to learn about plants, focusing on trees. We will name the different parts of a tree and be able to distinguish between deciduous and evergreen trees. As the weather improves hopefully we can get outside to investigate trees in our school grounds!

History

We will be learning about Queen Victoria and comparing her to our current queen Elizabeth. We will look at what it was like to be a Victorian school child and will be having a Victorian day!

Computing 

We will be learning what an algorithm is – sounds very trick but it’s not! This just means following instructions. We will be programming beebots to follow an algorithm and how to debug simple programmes.

IMPORTANT DATES

Victorian day – tbc

School trip – tbc

PE day – Monday

Autumn 2 – Dinosaurs!

Happy Halloween and have a wonderful half term!

Next half term in English we will be base our learning around the book The Dinosaur That Pooped A Planet and Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs.

Maths

We will be exploring addition and subtracting, focusing on our number bonds up to 10. We will be learning about money including the value of notes and coins. We will also be exploring multiplication and division using practical equipment.

Science

In science we will be continue our learning about animals in the context of dinosaurs. Including whether they were a carnivore, omnivore or herbivore.

PE will be on a Monday with a PE coach- Please ensure full kit is worn and earrings removed

Weekly spellings will be set on Friday to be returned the following Friday

There will also be a choice of 6 topic homework – 3 to be completed over the half term!

Important dates 

11.11.2019- Cinema trip – How to train your Dragon.

 

Autumn 1 – Amazing animals 

Welcome to year 1 koala class page. We hope you had a lovely summer and are ready for lots of learning in Year 1!

English

In English we will be base our learning around three texts The Koala who could, The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Journey. These will fit in with our topic of animals. We will continue to work on our letter formation, finger spaces, capital letters and full stops.

Maths

We will be securing our counting and number formation, as well as exploring place value. We will be counting up to 50 and counting in 10s up to 100. We will be ordering and comparing numbers and finding one more/one less.

Science

In science we will be learning all about animals; what they eat, where they live and types of animals. We will further this knowledge on our trip to Marwell zoo!

PE will be on a Monday with a PE coach- Please ensure full kit is worn and earrings removed

Weekly spellings will be set on Friday to be returned the following Friday

There will also be a choice of 6 topic homework – 3 to be completed over the half term!

Important dates 

8.10.2019- Awesome autumn reading event

10.10.2019- Year 1 film night

16.10.2019- Trip to Marwell Zoo