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Welcome to Class 1!

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What we are learning this term

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Numeracy

Children will focus on:

Multiplication and Division.

We will reinforce multiples of 2, 5 and 10. In Key Stage 1, children need to begin to gain an understanding of multiplication as repeated addition and describing an array. Children will develop the necessary vocabulary so that they can describe the number sentences that have been modelled on the number line in a variety of ways. They will be shown how to draw pictures to help them visualise a repeated addition problem that is set in a context. Children will group to solve division problems.

Encourage your child to count in 2s, 5s and 10s. Ensure that your child completes their Numeracy homework.

Computing

We will be researching using the Internet and presenting information using Ms Word. We will teach your child about PANTS/Share Aware which is an NSPCC initiative to help your child stay safe on social networks.

It can be very hard to keep track of what your child is doing on social networking sites. Please talk to your child about online safety.

History

In this unit the children will learn about Christopher Columbus as a significant individual. This will include biographical details, videos and activities.

Help your child to research Christopher Columbus.

Reading

We use a variety of reading material in order to promote breadth of fiction and non fiction, sometimes linked in with the topics that the children are learning about in class.

Children are given the opportunity to both read in class and at home with adults.

These include books from the following schemes: Oxford Reading Tree, Rigby Star, Read Write Inc and Lighthouse.

English

In English this half-term, children will focus on Fantasy stories and look at Pirates. Children will focus on the use of full stops, question marks and exclamation marks. We will include letter writing in this topic. We will also study Non- fiction Information texts through our topic on chicks.

Please help your child to learn their spellings each week and aim to read for 10 minutes every day together.

Encourage your children to change their home-school reading book regularly.

Help your child with correct letter formation.

It would be useful for your children to do some research on chicks.

Science

In Science, this half term, children will learn about Animals, including humans. They will identify and name different animals. We will also learn about the life cycle of a chick.

Help your child research their Science topics using the internet and non-fiction texts.

Ask your children what they have learned in Science. 

Computing

We will be looking at Cyber Bullying

We will be defining and understanding cyberbullying and its consequences, looking at online dangers, developing positive behaviours online and promoting active participation and discussion.

If you have a computer and the internet at home help your child to use it safely. 

Additional information

Children will be visiting Eureka on the 26th March. 

Phonics

Children will:

practice learning their sounds and will do activities to help them practise the sounds and words they will encounter in their stories including new vocabulary and tricky, non-decodable words. They will be asked questions to develop their comprehension.

Please practise letter sounds and letter formation with your children.  If you would like a list of high frequency words to practice with your child at home please see me.

The school uses Read Write Inc as it's Phonics Scheme.

P.E

This half term our topic will be Multiskills & Athletics.

We do PE on Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure that your child brings the correct PE kit to school.

Homework

Homework will be sent home on Fridays and should be returned completed by Thursday of the following week. It will link with topics taught in the classroom. There will also be spellings to learn and Mental Maths questions for a test. 

Help your child to learn their spellings each week and mental maths when given.

 

 

 

 

 

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