Welcome back to the Spring Term in Year 1
Our topic for the Spring Term is Africa.
We will be focusing on Kenya in Geography and studying the climate and 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 patterns through printing and we will also create our own tribal jewellery, headbands and masks.
In Science we will focus on seasons and the weather associated with each one.
We will also be identifying and naming common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.
In English we will be looking at traditional stories and writing our own stories based on these tales. We will link these traditional tales with our Design and Technology topic for this term. We will also study some stories set in Africa.
We continue to focus heavily on phonics this term and many thanks to parents who are supporting their children by reading regularly with them at home because this is really vital to ensure your child’s continued progress.
Spellings will 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, 5 and 2. We will be identifying and naming 2D and 3D shapes, recognising and naming coins and telling the time to the nearest hour and half hour. 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 Wednesdays for both classes. Please make sure all PE kit is named. Forest School will take place later this term when the weather improves. We will let you know the dates for this as soon as possible.
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.
Miss Harris, Mrs Davies and Mrs Lewis