In Haseley class, we are taught by Miss Forbes and Mrs Newsome.
Welcome back to our final term in Year 1. Year 1 will have PE on Monday afternoon with Steve Kiernan.
During the first half of the Summer term, we will be looking at famous females who have set records with their flights and in the second half, we will be learning about our local area.
We have been using the White Rose scheme of work in Maths, along with our process of Do it, Twist it and Bop it to ensure that children are able to deepen their understanding of each concept before moving on to the next.
This term, we will be exploring non-standard units of measurement for length, height, weight and volume. From here, we will move towards experiencing and using more standard forms of measurement, such as balances and rulers.
We will be learning to identify and name the different coins and notes and we will begin to understand their value.
After half term, we will be learning to tell the time to the hour and to half past the hour and begin to solve word problems about lapsed time.
Year 1 will be learning to find halves and quarters of objects and will move on to find halves of numbers.
This half term, we will be learning to write a non-chronological report to show off our knowledge about Amelia Earhart. After half term, we will be writing letters to our penpals at Aylesford to tie in with our Geography topic.
Lots of our work in the Summer term will be on improving our spelling and handwriting and learning how to join our letters with cursive letters.
In RE, our focus will be understanding what it means to care for other people. We will compare Christianity and Judaism and what each religion believes.
In the first half term, we are continuing our topic of seasonal changes to record and document the changes we have observed.
In the second half term, we will be revisiting Animals inc. Humans to develop our understanding.
This term, Year 1 will be building their gymnastic skills through the RealGym program. This will involve basic skills such as balance and agility and using floorwork and equipment.
Each week your child is involved in a number of reading activities at school, including daily Read, Write, Inc. sessions. In addition, children will take home a reading book from school each week. Please ensure that you read with your child daily, and ensure that this is recorded in any form in their reading diary. Please make sure your child's reading book and reading record are in school EVERY DAY.
Mrs Newsome and Miss Forbes will read with a small group of children each day, meaning that every child is read with at least once a week. This is when their book will be changed. If your child has finished their book before it is due to be changed, we do encourage children to reread it to build their sight reading skills and comprehension of the text.
Haseley Class Reading Group schedule:
If you're not sure which group your child is in, your child will be able to tell you.
Of course, our learning and progress is hugely supported by the people at home so we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support throughout the year so far and are grateful for the support you will give going forwards.
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Recommended reading list
It’s important for children to read as much as possible; to enjoy reading; to want to share what they have read with someone else and to challenge themselves to read different authors from different periods of time. In this way the children will build a rich vocabulary and greater understanding of the techniques authors use in their work to be able to apply this in their own writing. Have a look at the document linked below for a list of recommended books for your child’s age group!