Year 1 Termly Information Autumn 1 2018

This term we have been busy settling into year 1 but at the same time doing lots of learning! 

During our animals topic we have been learning all about the different types of animals, including differences in their bodies and features, what they eat and most recently, we have been finding out about nocturnal animals. The children have thoroughly enjoyed this topic and have enthusiastically shared lots of information they already know about animals before we even started!

Alongside Read Write Inc, we have been having writing focuses during many of our other lessons. For example, we wrote letters to explaining what nocturnal animals are to Mrs Bear (5 minutes peace) who was struggling to sleep. We focused on how to correctly form letters, using our phonic knowledge to plausibly spell words and also remembering finger spaces as well as beginning to use capital letters and full stops to form a sentence. We have also been writing during lessons in RE, PSHCE and Geography.

In Maths we began by focusing on number recognition and ordering numbers, including finding one more and one less. We have also been learning about the range of strategies we can use to add numbers together. We have used counting objects, numberlines, part/part/whole model and even our fingers!

The children have been learning how to listen and appraise music as well as starting to learn and perform songs. In DT the children made animal cookies where they learnt about the importance of hygiene and safety in the kitchen. The children have also created super self portraits during art lessons this term. During ICT the children have had the opportunity to learn how to use the school lap tops, logging on ad opening a programme such as paint. We have also begun using mathletics.

Children’s comments about their learning:
 
"An owl nocturnal animal, it can fly at night."

"I can use my fingers or cubes to add numbers together."
Useful website links to continue learning at home:

www.mathletics.com (please see the class teacher if you need your child's log inndetails).
www.phonicsplay.com