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Welcome back to the Spring Term in Year 1

Our topic for the Spring Term is Africa.

We will be focussing on Kenya in Geography and studying the climate and the animal life. We will be preparing questions to interview visitors who have lived in Africa, in order to deepen our knowledge. In Art we will be looking at the rich colours of Africa and creating our own tribal jewellery, headbands and masks. In Science we will be focussing on plant life and animal life in the local area and will be able to conduct much of this study whilst having fun at Forest School. We can then make comparisons between our local area and Africa. We will also be learning about weather and seasonal changes

In English we will be looking at traditional stories and writing our own stories based on these tales. We will also study some stories set in Africa.  We continue to focus heavily on phonics this term and are pleased to report that the children are making good progress. We will be inviting you along to a phonics meeting to discuss the phonics screening for year one.

Many thanks to parents who are supporting their children by reading regularly with them at home because this is really is vital to ensure your child’s continued progress.

Spellings will continue to be sent out on a Friday and your child will be tested on them the following Friday. Please help your child to learn these spellings .

In Maths we will continue to focus on place value and reading, writing and ordering numbers to 100.  We will also be counting in multiples of 10, 2 and 5. We will be using our addition and subtraction skills in order to solve every day problems .Frog Club takes place on a weekly basis and is invaluable in improving mental maths skills.

P.E takes place on Wednesday for class 1DH and Thursday for class 1H.

Please don’t hesitate to come and see us after school if you have any queries.

We look forward to a fun and successful term together.

Many Thanks

Year 1 staff