Our Topic this half term is...
What's going on in Year 1?
Who is Roald Amundsen? Who is Robert Falcon Scott? Can you name the 7 continents and 5 oceans of the world?
This half term we are focusing our writing around the story Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. In the story, a boy finds a penguin at his door. He thinks the penguin is lost and decides to look after him whilst he devises a plan to help him to get back home. At the end of the story, the boy realises that the penguin isn't lost, he is lonely. They become the best of friends!
We will use Lost and Found as inspiration to write our finding tale. We will innovate stories by changing the character and setting. We will focus on retelling the story clearly using expression and WOW vocab, when writing we will focus on using our Fred Fingers to Fred Talk the words we need to write.
During WOW day, a package was delivered to the Year 1 classroom. Inside was a lost penguin just like the story. As well as writing our innovated story, we will complete some shorter pieces of writing including instructional writing for how to look after a penguin and a fact file on an animal of our choice.
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This half term we will be learning about God and Creation. The aim of this unit is to:
- Give children the opportunity to develop their perceptions and understanding of God.
- Provide an opportunity for reflection on feeling of awe, wonder, delight and mystery in relation to the natural world.
- What do we know and believe about God the creator of the world?
- I wonder how God felt when he had made the world?
- How have the actions of people spoilt the world?
- What do you feel about the wonder of creation?
- What are your favourite things that God created?
How can parents help at home?
In preparation for the year 1 phonics screening tests in summer, please endeavor to help your child with their phonics at home. This involves extra reading, practicing of tricky words, and also plenty of games where children have to read and spot which words are 'nonsense' words.
Below are useful websites for both Read Write Inc Phonics and other areas of the curriculum:
Children should be exposed to a range of texts: Fiction, newspapers, recipes, magazines, shopping lists and many more. Here is a useful website for extra age-related reading:
Year 1 Expectations
By the end of the year, your child should have achieved the following objectives. Please ensure you read this document carefully as it will allow you to support your child at home with their home learning/homework.
Maths - Uploaded to Tapestry on Monday due Friday.
English - Uploaded to Tapestry on Friday due Monday.
Reading books will be changed on Monday and must be returned on Friday (this is to isolate books due to Covid).
It is essential for your child's progress that they read at home as often as possible.
Library books are changed on Wednesday
Please remember to pack your child's reading book in their book bag. Lost or damaged books will result in a charge of £2.
Work for children who are isolating
Please use the websites below to support your child with their learning at home:
www.topmarks.co.uk (cross curricular)
This pack is available to download on www.classroomsecrets.co.uk
Below are some great practical ideas!