Year 1

Before Easter, our ‘Freeze It’ topic turned us into crazy scientists, as we experimented with different liquids and solids. We linked this into our English work and based our writing on the book ‘Lost and Found’.  This culminated in us writing some fantastic stories and celebrating our success with a penguinparty!

This half term our IPC topic is called ‘Treasure Island’, which fits in wonderfully with our English. 

We have already discovered what our pirate names are, learnt some pirate language, and started basing our writing on the book ‘Pirate Adventure’.  One of our tasks is to change the setting of the story to make it more exciting, as well as adding new interesting vocabulary focusing on words ending with ‘ing’ and ‘ed’.  We are also learning how to write instructions and we'll use this knowledge to help us in our ICT lessons to program BeeBots!

We are finding out about the lives of real pirates, learning how to identify continents and oceans on our world map and creating our own resources for our role-play area.

In Maths, we are learning about groups and arrays to help us count in multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s. We're also exploring how to measure height, length, weight and volume using the correct units of measure, and how to describe position and movement.  We are building on the skills that we have learnt already throughout the year, so it would be really helpful if these could be consolidated at home.  We need to practise:

  • 2x table, 5x table, 10x table
  • Number bonds to 10 (eg 4+6=10, 6+4=10)
  • Recognising coins (1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1, £2.
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