Year 1

Throughout the second half of the Spring Term we will be focusing on the story, Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Wash your Hair! 


We continue to explore Traditional Tales, beginning with our focus text, Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Wash your Hair! We will be learning about the key elements of traditional tales using story mountains to help us record and describe the various features such as, characters, settings, story-telling language, problems and resolutions. Our learning will result in the planning, writing and publishing of own version of a Traditional Tale.


In Maths this half term we shall be introduced to the basic concepts of multiplication and division. Multiplying will initially be introduced as repeated addition, using numicon to support, before moving on the explore arrays. Division will be explained through the concept of sharing sweets, beginning with sharing into two equal groups. Later in the term we will be learning in greater depth about money and further exploring measurement.


Our new topic this half term will be Plants. We will be learning to identify and label the different parts of common plants and flowers and learn the difference between deciduous and evergreen plants. Finally, we shall plan and conduct and evaluate an investigation to find out the conditions in which plants grow the best and learn about the transportation of water within a plant.


This term we will be learning how to take part in different types of running races. We shall also be practising how to perform a sprint start and what it means to be a supportive team member in relay events.


This second half of the Spring Term we will be learning about the similarities and differences of the town and the countryside.  We will be comparing these two environments, in addition to learning about maps and scale.


This half term we will be learning about Christianity in greater depth. We will explore the Easter story and learn about how and why this is celebrated. We will also explore the stories told within stained glass windows, as well as creating our own versions of these.

Year 1 Newsletter - Spring Term 2 - Feb 2018

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Year 1 Homework - Spring Term 2 - Feb 2018