Year 1 Spring 2017

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to the new year at Little Sutton Primary School.  We hope you enjoyed the Christmas holiday and we look forward to working with you and your child in 2017.

These curriculum notes are intended to give you an idea of the topics your child will be studying during the Spring term.  We have also written a reminder with regards to dinner money, medication and equipment needed in school. Details with regards to homework are also included.

We hope that these notes will enable you to support your child with the work they are carrying out at school by providing them with opportunities to extend their knowledge of the subjects.  We would also appreciate you supporting them to complete homework as well as ensuring they have all the equipment they will need. Please check the school website every week for homework and information including Spell Anywhere which will have weekly spellings on. If you have a problem logging on – please let the staff know.

Below is an overview of all the subjects and topics your child will be covering in the Spring term.

 

Mathematics

Time

Place Value

Number: Addition and Subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions

Measures: length and height

 

English

Character descriptions                                                            The Minpins

Instruction writing

Persuasive writing                                                                 Visual Literacy – Mary Poppins

 

Phonics Screening Checks

Revise & consolidate Phases 3 & 4                                       Working on Phase 5

Learn first 100 words & ‘tricky’ words                                    Alternative pronunciations and spellings

 

Science

Materials and their suitabilities.

 

Geography

Where are we in the world?

Comparing weathers

 

History

The Great Fire of London

 

ICT

Produce a talking book – iPad

Internet safety & Education City                                             Use iPad to film own TV clip

 

Art

Investigating materials: use of paint, pastels etc.                  Real life drawing.

Identify colours, mix colours and use shades.

 

Design Technology

Homes                                                                                    Looking at structure                              Healthy fruit salad

Music

Explore pulse & rhythm, children will have opportunity to create, perform & evaluate using a wide range of percussion instruments

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons                                                           Repeated patterns

RE

Being fair & just                                                                       Being accountable and living with integrity

Loyalty, courage & confidence                                               Awareness of ourselves & tolerance of others

 

PE

To learn simple indoor team games and send and receive with accuracy.

 

Homework

Reading twice weekly, plus Reading Challenge book (from school or home).

Spellings given on a Monday and tested on the following Monday.

Could parents please make comments in the Reading Homework Diary when your child has read.

 

Medication

Please ensure that inhalers and/or relevant medicines are in school and in date.

Class information

Parents Evening Thursdays 9th and 16th February

Please remember to send all drinks separate from books to avoid spillage damage to school reading books – only still unflavoured water to be allowed in class please.  Children are given a choice of water or milk/juice at lunchtimes and so should not need to buy another drink from the kitchen counter.

If your child is to be collected by someone other than yourself or the named contact persons please let the school know; a note to teachers would be appreciated as it can be difficult to remember verbal messages given at the classroom door.

Please note children should not be bringing toys from home into school.

Please ensure that all of your child’s PE kit is named and that pumps are the correct size.  PE this term will be on a Thursday.  Could all clothing and belongings please be re-named as names labels do fade and many are becoming difficult to read.

After School Clubs– Children leave the classroom at the end of the day with book bags, lunchboxes, bottles etc and take them to clubs. Please take time to ensure that your child has all their belongings before they go home.

Class Assembly will be on Wednesday 17th May.

Y1 Phonics Workshop for parents Tuesday 24th January, 2.45 p.m.

On a Wednesday afternoon, while the Y1 staff use time for planning, preparation and assessment, the children will enjoy one hour of Art and one hour of French.

Many thanks for your continued support throughout this year.

Miss Faulkner & Mr Storer