Year 1's Learning Blog

Make sure you complete your projects and bring them back by the last week of term!
 
English 
 
 
This half term, we will be basing our work on the film Home. We will be writing our own character descriptions and retelling a part of the story.  Phonics will be taught through Read Write Inc. Children will bring a copy of their reading book home so they can practise their tricky words and phonic sounds. They will also bring a choice book home too. Happy Reading!!
This half term, we will be basing our work on the book 'Man on the Moon'. We will be retelling the story, writing our own instructions to make an alien sandwich  and creating our own space stories! Our teachers are so excited to see our writing that is out of this world! 
Phonics will be taught through Read Write Inc. Children will bring a copy of their reading book home so they can practise their tricky words and phonic sounds. They will also bring a choice book home too. Happy Reading!!
In the Spring half term we will be focusing our English writing around the film Rio. We will be using adjectives to describe the setting, writing reports about Rio and writing our own story about an adventure in Brazil! 
 
Maths
 
 
We use the White Rose Scheme to help each us support the teaching of Maths. Below there is an overview of the units we will be covering. Our first unit is Place Value. The smalls steps that the children will be following is below too. 
Our block of learning for the second half of the Autumn term is addition, subtraction and 2D and 3D shape. We will also be recapping place value. We have been learning to use tens frames, number line and part part whole models to support our addition and subtraction. We will also be looking at length, height and weight. 
In the Spring Term we will be recapping addition, subtraction and place value with numbers up to 50. The children will need to be able to recognise, write and use numbers confidently to 50. We will be using a variety of resources including; numicon, tens frames and tens and ones.
Cross Curricular
Our topic for this half term is Memory Box. We will be looking at the past. We will look at homes, transport, families and our own school. 
Our topic for the second half of the Autumn term is Moon Zoom. We will be learning about space, Neil Armstrong and the different planets. 
Our topic in the first Spring half term is Brazil. We will be looking at it's location, some famous statues in Brazil, the Amazon Rainforest and the different animals that live in it. 
PSHE
Our topics for PSHE this half term are: 
All about me.
Bouncing back.
The power of words.
Our feelings. 
 
Science
Our Science topic for this half term is materials. We will be looking at the different types of materials, their uses and properties and evaluating what material is good for a range of different purposes. 
Our topic in the Spring term for science is Animals including humans. We will be looking at humans and animals bodies, about their habitats and the types of food they eat.