Yr 1 What We Are Learning

Beech Grove Primary School

Curriculum Update

Year 1

Autumn Term 2018

Head Teacher Message
Welcome back to our new school year. On behalf of the staff I would like to wish everyone a happy return and hope that 2018/19 academic year is a good one for our whole school community. As last year we hope that with your help we will achieve our fundraising target of £4,000. This will once again enable us to send all of our children on a free summer trip which they will thoroughly enjoy! 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.

John Dixon

Our work for this term.

We will be working hard in our new Read, Write, Inc. groups every morning and bringing home a book that we have read in our lessons. We think you will be very impressed as our reading skills improve. Please listen to your child read their book and write down any comments about their reading and return the book each week. Thank you

In our classes we will be writing labels and captions using ‘fred fingers’ to spell words. We will be focussing on saying our sentence before we write it down, using finger gaps and punctuating with a full stop. We will enjoy reading Sue Hendra’s Supertato stories and writing our own version, focussing on writing a sequence of sentences that link and make sense. At the end of the half term, we will be going on a senses walk and writing our own senses poem.

After half term we will be writing instructions writing a fantasy weather report based on ‘Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs,’ which will include adjectives. We will also be reading the story of the Snow Queen.

Our main focus in maths will be number. We will be concentrating on the numbers 0-20, counting forwards and consolidating the children’s knowledge of one more and one less than a number, which they began to learn in reception. We will be reinforcing the children’s knowledge of basic mathematical operations, addition and subtraction. We will telling the time (o’clock and half past) and learning our Days of the Week and Months of the Year. We will be learning to measure accurately with cubes and starting to use cm. We will be writing our numbers in a sequence and looking at number bonds to 10 and 20.

Our topics this term will be ‘We Are Superheroes’ and ‘Splendid Skies’. In the first half term we will be learning about our Super senses in science, making masks in art and making a healthy super soup in DT followed by a food review. We will be visiting Albert Park for our Senses walk. Please let your child’s teacher know if you are interested in accompanying us on this trip.

After half term we will making wind socks and looking at seasonal changes and learning about deciduous and evergreen trees. We will be learning about Francis Beaufort who invented the Beaufort scale.

Safeguarding (This section will tell you what we are teaching children about lifestyle choices)
During this term we will be highlighting the importance of keeping safe when using the internet, both at school and at home. We will also be reminding children of the importance of being safe in our local area and people who help us. We will be talking about dressing appropriately for the weather (please provide warm coats, gloves, hats as the weather begins to cool, as we will be going outdoors to look at seasonal change).

Dates for your Diary
Autumn Term:         Monday 4th September 2018 – Friday 21st December 2018
Half Term Holiday:  Monday 29th October 2018 – Friday 2nd November 2018