Starfish Class Curriculum Newsletter Autumn 1
Welcome to our year 1 class!
Our teacher is Mrs Pearson. In line with government recommendations each teacher is entitled to half a day PPA time. This will generally take place on a Wednesday and will be covered by Mrs Green.
In literacy our Talk for Writing story will be The Magic Porridge Pot. We will be learning to retell the story in sequence using a range of connectives and story language. We will be creating story maps using pictures and captions to help us remember the events in sequence. Lots of our writing tasks will be based on the story. We will be writing the original story and then changing events to create our own versions. In our writing sessions we will be focussing on forming each letter correctly, using finger spaces and full stops correctly. We will also be learning to use capital letters at the start of each new sentence. In phonics sessions we will be learning a range of new sounds. We will be reading and spelling words containing the new sounds. During guided reading sessions we will be continuing to practise reading skills to develop fluency and comprehension.
In numeracy we will be learning to read numbers as words. We will also be working on our knowledge of place value and ordering numbers. In class we will learn to use the vocabulary related to addition and subtraction. We will learn different methods to add and subtract numbers. As well as this we will learn number bonds (pairs of numbers that add up to make a given total). Every day in numeracy we will practise counting forwards and backwards, number recognition and finding 1 or 2 more and less than a number.
In science lessons we will be learning to name parts of the human body. We will learn about the five senses and identify how we use each sense. We will be investigating how we use our senses to complete daily tasks.
In RE we will be focussing on Christianity and learning about the features of a Church. Children will learn about why people go to Church and what they would find if they visited a Church.
In PE we will be focussing on gymnastics. The unit of work will focus on making a range of body shapes as well as performing a simple sequence.
History will be a focus this half term. The unit of work will focus on toys and how they have changed over time. We will start by looking at modern toys and then step back in time to look at toys from the past. We will be visiting Preston Park Museum to take part in a Victorian toys workshop. Children will have the opportunity to handle and compare a range of toys.
Ways to help your child
Wow words homework will be given on a Monday. Please aim to practise reading and spelling the words daily. Maths home work will be given on a Friday. Please also access Mathletics if you have internet access. It is also important to read regularly with your child to develop fluency. Encourage them to make inferences and predictions as they read. Can they explain what they understand about a text? Is it non fiction or fiction? Home reading books are located in the colour coded boxes in the hall. Children are required to change their own reading book by choosing a book from the correct colour coded section.
It is important that children have a full PE kit (T shirt, shorts and plimsolls) in school each day. Children can keep their kit on their peg in a named bag. All PE kit items must be clearly named.