Year 1 Learning Overview - Spring 2 2018
What are we learning?
This half term our Topic Theme is ‘Moon Zoom’, and our learning in all subjects will be linked to this.
As Geographers we will be looking at physical features on Earth and trying to spot similar features on other planets using Google Earth and images captured using the Mars Rover.
As Scientists we will be learning all about the planets in our solar system, investigating how to create a rocket, and researching astronauts.
As Artists we will be creating sculptures of space crafts using junk modelling, designing moon buggies, and using clay to create alien sculptures.
In English we will reading a variety of stories about space and aliens, these are Way Back Home, Sydney Stella and the Moon and Bob Man on the Moon. We will use adjectives and conjunctions (when, if, that, because, or and but) to expand our sentences. We will also be looking at grammatical patterns and learning about different sentence types: statements, exclamations, questions and commands.
In Maths we will be covering mass, volume & capacity, numbers to 100, money, time.
In Mandarin we will be recapping our learning about colours and using this to describe different foods we will be learning about.
In Philosophy for Children (P4C) we will continue to develop our thinking skills by asking questions and making assumptions. We will be making choices based on our opinions, and respectfully listening to and responding to others.
In Music we will continue to practise the recorder and use different percussion instruments.
In R.E we will be learning about Christianity and focusing on the celebration of Easter.
Uniform: Please ensure your child is in the correct uniform and that all items are labelled with their name.
P.E. Kit: P.E is on Monday and Wednesday, please ensure your child’s kit is brought in on Mondays and it will be returned to you on Wednesdays to wash at home. Please ensure that each item is labelled with your child’s name.
Recorder lessons: Children will be having recorder lessons on a Wednesday afternoon, please ensure that your child has their recorders every Wednesday. If a recorder is lost or damaged please speak to your class teacher about getting a replacement.
Reading Books and Reading Records: Children read daily in school, please make sure your child’s book and reading record are in their book bags each day. Please read with your child daily and make a short comment in their reading record. Your child will also choose a ‘Reading for pleasure’ book from our reading corner which you can read to them or they may wish to attempt to read themselves. Please ensure that both books are returned to school every day.
Overview of our home learning: Home learning is handed out weekly on a Thursday and should be returned on a Tuesday. If there are any difficulties with home learning, please see your child’s class teacher.
Home learning projects will be due on Tuesday 27th March. Our topic this half term is ‘Moon Zoom’. We will be learning about space and materials. Home Learning Projects can be presented in any way that children choose. It is a good opportunity to discuss with your child what they have enjoyed learning about over the half term.
Word Book Day is on Thursday 1st March, children can come in dressed as their favourite book character, and if they have a copy of the book, they can bring that in too.
Our Parent celebration will be on Thursday 29th March at 1:30pm. We will be sharing our learning with you as well as the projects from this half term.