Little Fish - Year 1

Mrs Horwell

Teacher/ KS1 Lead

I absolutely LOVE 'The Famous five - 5 go to smugglers top'. It gives me such wonderful memories of when I used to have sleepovers with my best friend, and we would listen to 'The famous five' books on audio. I have particularly fond memories of listening to this one in the dark whilst eating a midnight feast and loving the feeling of being scared but needing to continue listening so that I could complete the adventure with the famous five. I love how Enid Blyton almost makes you feel as though you're an extra member of the gang whilst you read the books. I particularly liked George's character too, I felt that I could relate to her growing up, as I was a fairly headstrong girl myself! It's important to have characters in books that you can relate to.

Miss Bennallack

Support Staff

Summer 1

Welcome back after the Easter break! The title for this half-term is ‘Out and about.’ Here is an overview of what we’ll be getting up to.

In Science, we will be thinking about ‘living things’, the children will explore whether things are dead, alive, or have never been alive. They will look at habitats and microhabitats and look at how animals obtain their food from their habitats. We will also focus on food chains. The end point for this unit will be to design their own habitat showing understanding of basic needs and food chains.

In Geography we will be looking at the 4 countries within the UK, and their capitals. We will also be looking at the surrounding seas. The end of point of the unit will be for the children to be able to name the 4 countries and capital cities within the UK and identify their landmarks.

Phonics and spelling will be taught daily alongside our English lessons. This half term we will be continuing with our ‘Pathways to write’ scheme and will be looking at the story of ‘Who swallowed Stanley?’, we will then use this stimulus to help us write our own non-chronological reports about sea creatures.

In maths, we continue to follow the White Rose scheme of work. Our focus in year one will be multiplication and division, and then fractions. We will be continually reviewing our arithmetic methods throughout the half term through our ‘fluency in five’ sessions.

Our focus in Year 2 will be looking at mass, capacity and temperature and fractions.  We will be continually reviewing our arithmetic methods throughout the half term.

In P.E, we will be focusing on circuit training. We will look at how we can move with control and accuracy and then complete set activities within a circuit. We will then focus on how to improve our performance and will then support others with improving their performance too.

In R.E. we will exploring the question: “What do Christians believe God is like?” We will be thinking about the story of the prodigal son and Jonah, and how these stories both show that God is forgiving and loving. We will also be thinking about how Christians pray to God to ask for forgiveness and about how Christians show their love to God.

In computing, we will be completing our ‘creating digital pictures’ unit, in which the children will look at the impressionist style of art and use 2paint a picture. The end point for this unit will be to use 2PaintAPicture to create artwork in the style of Piet Mondrian.

In music we will be completing the ‘Having fun with improvisation’ unit on Charanga. Children will be learning different songs linking with how to look after themselves and will be learning to play the notes of ‘C’ ‘D’ and ‘E’ and how to use these notes to improvise to a piece of music.

In PSHE, we will be thinking about friendships. We will be looking at important people within families, what qualities make a ‘good friend’, people in the school community who can help and how we can explain how and why we appreciate someone.

We hope you find the resources below easy to access for supporting your child's learning at home and understanding the key objectives being covered. The list below includes:
-Knowledge Organisers
This explains the key information and facts your child needs to know by the end of their topic unit with some visual aids and key vocabulary we will learn too.
-Calculation Policy 
This provides you with information about the key mathematical concepts and how these are taught during this Key Stage.
-Recommended Reads
This document lists texts we would highly recommend your child to access and read during their year group. Pupils are encouraged to select from this range of books.
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