Reception/Year 1

Class Teacher – Mrs Adam & Miss Clark
Dear Parents/Carers, This information gives a brief idea of the things we will be learning about in the coming half term. More detailed information can be found in our planning on the Parents’ Information wall in the classroom. If you need any further information please feel free to call in and see us. Thank-you for your continued support.

Summer 2018 First Half-Term

This term’s topic is ‘Kings & Queens, Castles & Dragons’

This term we will be focussing more on non-fiction books as we learn about castles and Kings and Queens. We will look at how people lived in the past including what a Knight did, why castles were built where they were and learning about our present Queen. Our role play will be a castle where the children can make their own shields, hold banquets and maybe slay a dragon!

Literacy
We will be reading non-fiction texts to find information about the past. We will learn about George and the Dragon, write about life in a castle and make up some rules for if we were King. The children will continue to practice handwriting and sentence formation and will be encouraged to write longer pieces of work and to work more independently.

Maths
In maths we will continue adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers and working with numbers to 100. The children will do more work using non-standard measures. We will work on fractions and multiplication and division.

Science 
Our investigation focus this term will be changing materials. We will be looking at why materials are used for certain objects and not others and finding out what happens when you bend, stretch, twist, heat and cool certain materials. We will continue to study the weather and seasonal changes.

Art & DT
In DT and Art we will be learning different drawing techniques and making drawbridges and trebuchets with moving parts.

Learning at Home
Please listen to your child read at home everyday, it has such an impact on their progress and also helps towards their reading challenge! Please help your Year 1 child to recognise numbers up to and beyond 100. They also need to read and write number names to 20. With reception children, practice writing their 1st and last name using correct letter formation. Also help them to learn number bonds to 10 and read and write numbers to 20. We will sometimes have a chocolate button challenge on Fridays and your child will have a small task to practice during the week before.

Other Information
Please listen to your child read at home everyday, it has such an impact on their progress and also helps towards their reading challenge! Please help your Year 1 child to recognise numbers up to and beyond 100. They also need to read and write number names to 20. With reception children, practice writing their 1st and last name using correct letter formation. Also help them to learn number bonds to 10 and read and write numbers to 20. We will sometimes have a chocolate button challenge on Fridays and your child will have a small task to practice during the week before.

Links to details from previous term’s topics

2015/16

Spring Term 4 – ‘Marvellous Minibeasts’

Spring Term 3 – ‘Once Upon A Time’

Autumn Term 2 – ‘Popular Culture’

Autumn Term 1 – ‘Fruitastic’

2014/15

Summer Term  6 –  ‘Amazing Animals’

Summer Term  5 –  ‘Superheroes’

Spring Term 4 –  ‘Through the Door’