Welcome to Giraffes!
Mrs. Shaw is our Teacher.
Miss Richards, Mrs. Wright and Mrs. Maskery are our Teaching Assistants.
We are looking forward to another exciting term - Spring Term 2018
Our Topic this term is:
Theme: "Who was the Greatest Explorer, Christopher Columbus or Neil Armstrong?"
We will be having a planetarium visit us on Thursday 1st March 2018.
Our Theme Day will be themed around Space.
Look what else we will be learning this Term:
Maths: Cool Count: 2, 5 and 10 times tables and related division facts.
Daily Bursts: Time, Money, Measurement, Geometry
The main part of our lessons will focus on Number, Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division. We will be using a concrete, pictorial, abstract approach and will use a wide variety of representations and methods – this will help us to Master Maths!
English: We will be using the following focus books to write stories, descriptions, reports, letters and recounts: The Story of Christopher Columbus, The Way Back Home and Rainbow Fish. Our Rainbow Grammar work will focus on using simple and compound sentences and of course spelling!
Science: We will complete observations of seasonal change throughout the Year. Our main learning will focus on materials.
History: We will be learning about significant events and individuals from the past.
Geography: Although this term has a History focus we will continue our learning about continents and oceans
Computing: E-Safety, Stop Animation, Wider uses of information technology
Art: Artist focus – David Miller, and creating paper mache sea creatures.
PSHE / British Values: Key Stage Circle Time
Music: Music Express: Animals, Our Lands.
P.E. Multi-skills, Dance
R.E. Christian and Jewish stories,
Children in Year 1 across the country take part in a Phonics Screening in June. They
have to read 40 words (20 real words and 20 “alien” words). You can help your child
by practising on www.phonicsplay.co.uk