Yr 1 What We Are Learning

Beech Grove Primary School

Curriculum Update

Year 1

Spring Term 2018

Head Teacher’s Message
Welcome back to our new spring term. On behalf of the staff we would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and hope that 2018 is a good one for our whole school community.
Our teachers have lots of interesting activities planned for this term and hope that you will enjoy hearing what children have been working on at consultation meetings, and will support them with their homework and reading outside of school.

Sheila Hauxwell
John Dixon

Our work for this term.

This term we will be continuing to work at individual levels in our new Read, Write Inc. groups every morning. Back in our classes we are learning how to use adjectives (describing words) to make our writing more interesting and using ‘and’ to join two sentences. We will be writing poems and a recount of a trip to Space. We will be learning how to use Time Connectives to link events in our recounts. We will be doing lots more writing in our topic work too.

We will be doing lots of work on number, counting on and back in 1s, 2s and 10s. We will be improving our adding and subtracting skills. We will be learning the 2’s, 5’s and 10 times tables. Please help us at home by saying the tables and asking us questions about those tables. We need lots of practise with this. We are doing a lot of work on Money, adding, subtracting, multiplying and solving word problems. We will also be learning about position and direction. 

In Spring 1 our topic is Moon Zoom. We will be learning about materials though investigations. We will be finding out information about Space. In Spring 2 the topic is Paws, Claws and Whiskers. During this topic, we will be finding out about animals and how to care for them.

Safeguarding (This section will tell you what we are teaching children about lifestyle choices)
In February we will be talking to the children about staying safe online as part of Online Safety day.

Dates for your Diary

Spring Term:                       Monday 8th January 2018 – Thursday 29th March 2018
Half Term Holiday:             Monday 12th February 2017 – Friday 16th February 2018
Professional Development Day: Friday 9th March 2018