Notices

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Please see the link below for our wish list for books to help the children with their learning. Any donations would be greatly appreciated; https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/1VI5IDB77722V?&sort=default

PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Please make sure your child has their PE-kit with them on Monday and remind your child to take it home on a Friday.

Dates

Thursday 1st  March- St Davids wear yellow for St David’s day

Friday 2nd March – World Book Day

Friday 2nd March- Year 1 trip to conduct a traffic survey

Friday 9th March- Children dress as what they want to be when they are older eg a police officer, a doctor, a pilot

Friday 16th March- St Patricks wear green for St Patrick’s day

Letters

World Book Day at Park Community School

Year One Curriculum Letter Spring 2

Home Learning

Reading

Reading and/or talking about their reading to an adult for at least 20 minutes, five times a week. This is to be recorded in reading records. Reading records and reading books should be coming into school on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Reading records will be signed by teachers to check regular reading has occurred.

Spellings

Spellings will be sent home weekly to be learnt and practiced. These will be tested in school on a weekly basis. The words chosen will be suitable for the age of the child and will either be high frequency words, common exception words or a spelling pattern. When writing their spellings please encourage children to join their handwriting using cursive joins.

Maths

As you know, maths homework is now based around each child’s mental maths objective. Ask your child what their mental maths target is and encourage your child in revising for their next mental maths test. Keep supporting your child(ren) at home by finding fun ways to learn their new skill, for example use groups of pasta for to make concrete representations of numbers to develop your child’s confidence with their number bonds, or explore using playing cards and play “The Snap” where you have to find two numbers which make the whole. We test children weekly and once they have achieved Gold award (questions out of order and with missing numbers) they receive a certificate in the celebration assembly, and a letter with their next mental maths objective will be sent home. Similarly, when your child reaches Bronze and/ or Silver, your child will receive a slip to celebrate their success so they can move on to practising the next skill. Enjoy practising these mental maths’ targets with your children!

Supporting your child at home;

This weeks spellings;

KH’s Group 2.2.18

CG’s group 26 01 18

Take Home Task

In Spring Two in Year One we are going to start studying locality in our geography unit. Therefore, your take home task for this half-term is to creatively design your route to school. You can be as creative as you would like, adding labels, pictures and even natural resources you may find on your way to school (for example conkers). This will also link with our science topic next half-term which is all about exploring materials. In our first geography lesson we are going to share these with the rest of the class and we will gather this information to create a class survey. Enjoy exploring your route!

Current Learning

Maths

In Maths, we are going to study time, We are going to learn to tell the time to the hour and half-past the hour and we will solve practical problems for time. Following the unit on time, we will study numbers to 50. We are going to count, read, write, identify and represent these numbers in numerals and words and we will begin recognising place value.

English

In Literacy  this half term we will be studying “Elmer” written by David McKee—a known British writer and illustrator.  We will also continue exploring the difference between fiction and non-fiction, and we will write our own non-fiction report.

Science

In Science we are going to learn about plants. We are going to identify and name a variety of common, wild and green plants, as well as a variety of  deciduous and evergreen trees, We are going to explore and describe the basic structure of common plants. Throughout the unit we are going to gather and record data to help in answering questions.

History

In History ,we are  going to study Travel and Transport.  We are going to learn why and how modes of transport were different in the past and how these have changed over time.  We are going to research George Stephenson to find out more about his railway inventions.

Art

In Art we are going to learn the skills associated with painting. We are going to start off the unit by exploring primary and secondary colours, as well as cold and warm colours. Then, we are going to learn the difference between using a flat and a round brush and the impact this has on our painting.  At the end we are going to create our own sunset and sea painting.

PE

In PE ,we will be learning the skills involved with basketball. We will learn to dribble, use the chest to pass, to pass the ball whilst dribbling and moving, to play as a defender and to play as an attacker.

MindUp

This term we will be working with MindUp. The children have are learning about 3 parts of the brain and their jobs and calming down strategies to allow our Pre Frontal Cortex to stay in control. We will be moving on to learn how to be mindful through our senses.

Computing

In Computing , we are going to study painting skills in a painting application on an Ipad. We are going to use a painting program to paint with different colours and brushes, create shapes, fill areas, undo and redo and add text. Furthermore, we are going to evaluate our final pieces and self-reflect on what we could have done better next time.

RE

In RE this half-term we are learning about different places of worship. Children are encouraged to express their ideas and respect the ideas of others. Throughout this unit we are exploring what belonging to a community means and what are the meanings behind religious signs.