Welcome to the Summer term in Peacock Class!
I hope you are all happy and healthy and had a wonderful Easter holiday. Mrs Drewer and I are looking forward to an exciting and successful term together.
Across the Summer term will complete a variety of learning. In English we will be building on our phonics knowledge, practising our Sight Words and new spelling rules, looking at sentence structure and punctuation and we will be learning completing a variety of writing, in a range of genres, based on several wonderful books. We will also be focusing on developing our handwriting. In Maths we will be looking at weight, height, length and volume. We will also start to look at multiplication, division, time, fractions and numbers to 100. In RE we will be looking at Judaism. Our computing focus for this term is data handing and programming and PE we will be covering fitness, net and wall games, striking and fielding and athletics.
Our topic for the whole of the summer term is 'Into the Wild'. As part of this topic we will be looking at the following books as part of English and Active Reading:
Meerkat Mail, Lost and Found, The Journey Home, The Odd Egg and Dear Greenpeace.
In Geography we will be learning about the seven continents and five oceans of the world. We will look at their habitats and what animals can be found there. In Science we will be looking at plants and different animal groups. In Art and DT we will be looking at mechanisms (wheels and axles), sculptures and collages (with the theme of 'living things') and food. For our History we will be looking at Mary Anning and comparing her to one of our school ambassadors - David Attenborough. Our music units also have an animals theme whilst we look at; classical music, dynamics, tempo and vocal and body sounds. I am also hoping to book a wonderful school trip as part of this topic, more information will be sent out once I have confirmation of our booking.
Please ensure ALL clothing, coats and shoes are clearly named.
PE days are Wednesday and Thursday. Please come to school with warm PE clothes, hair tied back and no earrings (staff are unable to remove earrings for the children).
Please make sure shoes, including PE shoes, do not have laces unless your child can tie them independently.
Homework in Year 1 will be sent home on a Friday and is due the following Wednesday. We will have a range of homework tasks including Lucky Listeners, Phonics, Maths and handwriting. We also ask that children read at least 5 times a week at home and these reads are recorded in your planner. Planners will be collected on a Thursday and reads will be counted. Star Reader will be awarded to anyone who has read 5 or more times. DOJO points will be given for all completed homework.
Children are able to change their reading books whenever they need to. They just need to let me know at the beginning of the day and I will arrange for them to visit the book trolley.
If you have any queries or questions you can contact me on the class website firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay safe and I look forward to lots of exciting learning this term!
Miss Carter and Mrs Drewer