Yr 1 What We Are Learning

Beech Grove Primary School

Curriculum Update

Year 1

Summer Term 2018

Head Teacher’s Message
Welcome back to our new summer term. 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.
Many thanks to everyone who supported our fundraising efforts. We are very close to our target of £4,000 and you should soon be hearing about the free summer trips your children will be enjoying!

Sheila Hauxwell
John Dixon

Our work for this term.

English
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 exclamation marks to show a strong emotion and question marks. In Summer 1 we will be writing stories based in London as we will be reading Katie in London and Paddington at the Tower. In Summer 2 will be writing stories about the rainforest using the book The Great Kapok Tree and the story of Curupira. We will be doing lots more writing in our topic work too.

Maths
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 and direction.

Topic
In Summer 1 our topic is Bright Lights, Big City. We will be learning about materials through investigations. We will be finding out information about London. In Summer 2 the topic is Rio De Vida. During this topic, we will be finding out about the names and features of different plants. We will be finding out about the rainforest and carnivals in Rio. We will be making costumes and props for our Year 1 carnival.

Safeguarding (This section will tell you what we are teaching children about lifestyle choices)

Dates for your Diary
Summer Term:        Monday 16th March 2018 – Friday 20th July 2018
Half Term Holiday:  Monday 28th May 2018 – Friday 1st June 2018
Autumn Term:         Monday 4th September 2018 – Friday 21st December 2018