This term in Blue Class...
Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely half term break.
For Autumn 2 in Blue Class, we will be starting topic work around our key text ‘Winter Sleep’ by Sean Taylor and Alex Morss. We will be using the ‘Power of Reading’ programme of study to support our learning of this text in our literacy lessons. The story of ‘Winter Sleep’ also supports the teaching of non-fiction and scientific information regarding animals (with a focus on habitats and hibernation), seasons and the natural world.
The children will continue to take part in weekly phonics sessions, revising phase 2 and starting on phase 3 and we will also be starting our cursive writing learning. Please see our handwriting policy for further information on how we teach cursive script and the letter families.
During our ‘Maths No Problem’ lessons, we will learn about number bonds and how to create number stories. We will also be working on addition within 10 by using number bonds and counting on. We will be using our knowledge to create and solve problems and devise our own equations from questions posed.
On a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, Miss. Ransley will continue to teach Music and RE. In music the children will use the programme ‘Charanga’ to help them repeat and create rhythms and beats, in addition to learning and rehearsing Christmas songs later in the half term.
Please note that our P.E day has now changed to Thursday. Mrs Humphrey will be teaching dance.
Our KS1 home reading system will begin on Monday 9th November. Please see Mrs. Lawrie’s latest letter on the school website for more information regarding this.
If you are at home isolating or wish to complete home learning activities this half term, please check our Year 1 TEAMS home learning platform for regular updates on ideas and activities.
Click on the image below for photos of our recent activities in Year 1!