Yr 1 What We Are Learning

Beech Grove Primary School

Curriculum Update

Year 1

Summer Term 2017

Head Teacher’s Message
Hello everyone. Welcome back to the start of the summer term. We have lots of new and exciting activities planned for the children to take part in this term, and we hope to see you to tell you all about your child’s new learning at our Parent Consultation days later this term. Please try your best to come and see the wonderful work that your child procedures.
Lastly, lets hope that the sun shines, the sun shines, the flowers the children have planted in our secret garden grow and we all have lots of fun on the school’s Sports Day on July 12th. 

Sheila Hauxwell
John Dixon

Our work for this term.

English
We will be continuing to work hard in our Read, Write Inc group’s and getting ready for the Phonic Screening check which will be conducted during the week beginning 12th June 2017. More information will be sent out closer to the time and if you have any questions in the meantime, please ask your child’s class teacher. We will also be reading lots of stories with a London theme and writing our own stories using Capital letters, full stops, exclamation marks and even using question marks. We will begin to read our own work and edit it ourselves. In Summer 2, we will continue working on these objectives when we read stories with predictable text such as Ckicken Licken. 

Maths
We are continuing to work hard on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will be doing lots of number work and looking closely at 2 digit numbers to get us ready for year 2. We would like each child to work hard on their ten, two and five times tables. Please help your child at home. We will also continue working on our rapid recall skills.

Topic
Our topics this term are Bright Lights, Big City where we will be comparing what London is like today and what is what like in the past. We will be learning about the Great Fire of London and looking at the materials the houses were made from at the time.
Our topic for Summer 2 is Enchanted Woodland. We will be Learning about woodland creatures and plants and will hope to discover some Elves and Fairies on our trip to Saltburn Valley Gardens. We will be writing some lovely stories.

Safeguarding (This section will tell you what we are teaching children about lifestyle choices) We will be encouraging the children to stay safe in the sun. Please ensure children wear sun cream on hot days and bring a cap as will be outside for playtimes, lunch times and PE lessons and will take the opportunity to use our outdoor teaching areas for some of our lessons. It would also be helpful if you could provide children with their own water bottle although we do have cups and drinking water available.

Dates for your Diary

Summer Term:                             Monday 24th April 2017 – Friday 21st July 2017
Non-uniform/Superhero Day:    Friday 26th May 2017
Half Term Holiday:                      Monday 29th May 2017 – Friday 2nd June 2017
Sports Day:                                  Wednesday 12th July 2017
Parent Consultations:                
Thursday 13th and Friday 14th July 2017
Summer Fayre:                           Thursday 6th July 2017