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Little Leigh Primary School

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Year 1

Hello and welcome to Year One!

I hope you’ve had a lovely Easter break and are looking forward to the next term!

 

This page has information about our current topic, PE lessons, reading and homework.

Please always feel free to come in and speak to me if you have any concerns or questions about anything. The door is always open.

Miss Lloyd

Please click here to see this year's curriculum map!

Our new topic for Summer term ...

How far I'll go! 

As we have become experts on the topic of space, this term we are going to really focus on learning all about our planet and how to care for it! How very exciting!

 

The first half of the term starts with a whole school topic looking at refugees and the second half will look at the animals on our planet including land and sea.

In English, we will begin by looking at two books in particular; Beegu and Here We Are.  

We are going to help Beegu explore planet Earth by helping him understand various animals, places, people and cultures. We will continue to create story maps and look at adjectives and conjunctions to enhance our writing. Our presentation focus will be continuing to embed finger spaces, full stops and capital letters in the right places along with adding ‘and’ to develop our sentences further. Some children will also embedding joined up writing to make it even more beautiful.  

 

 In maths, children will be working on measurement, time, money, weight and volume and continuing to develop their understanding and reasoning around the four operations. 

In Science, children will be learning about their own body. They will also learn about plants and seasonal changes. 

In Geography, we will recap on the 7 continents and 5 oceans. We will observe similarities and differences between the United Kingdom and a non-European country, thinking about weather patterns. We will also create maps to help Beegu understand our planet and learn about the equator.

In History, we will be looking at various modes of transport and will study the first aeroplane flight. We will also start thinking about our own local history.

In Art, we will be studying the artist Claude Monet. The children will explore colour, texture and pattern. They will use materials to create class/individual pictures. The children will then create their own picture showing some of the current causes of climate change in the style of Monet.

In Music, children will learn about the composer John Williams and explore various instruments to develop their own musical score for various creations. We will also learn different songs to help us with maths, storytelling, and phonics.  

PE will take place on a Tuesday afternoon and a Friday morning.

Reading books will be changed when the children have read their books at home and it has been noted in their reading diary.

Homework will be given on a Friday and is due back in the following Friday. It will rotate weekly between maths and English.

Let’s have another fantastic term!

Miss Lloyd

 

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PE lessons will take place on Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit with them throughout the week in case of any changes to the timetable. 

Reading

The teaching of reading in Year One is done through guided reading sessions. Each child will receive a guided read with a teacher during the week. You will be able to read about this in the reading diary, where a little comment will be left. It is during this session that the children will be encouraged to change their own reading books. They are, of course, welcome to do this at any point during the week. The other sessions during the week will focus on word building, phonics and comprehension tasks to build skills linked to the understanding of the text. 

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