welcome to class 1
Which fruit will Akeyo like the best? Will she like the sweet smelling guava or the spiky-leaved pineapple?
In English, we have travelled from London to Africa. We followed a trail of fruit to discover Handa's Surprise. Handa lives in Kenya in Africa and sets off on a journey to deliver some delicious, exotic fruit to her friend Akeyo. We have received a letter from Handa, asking us which fruit we like and which unusual fruit from the story we might like to try. Maybe we will get a delivery soon!
We will use the 'Talk for Writing' approach during our English lessons and learn the story of Handa's Surprise off by heart. We will then 'innovate' the story to create our own surprise story!
This topic offers great opportunity for some beautiful art work. We will look at different printing techniques and using different textures. In Geography, we will look at Africa on a map and discuss where Kenya is located. As Scientists, we will be continuing our work on animals, including humans and investigating with our five senses.
I hope the children enjoy the final term in Year One and all of their exciting learning opportunities!
Please read with your child at least 3 times a week. I cannot stress how important this is - it really can make a difference!
Forest School - Thursday (Please make sure the children have wellies and an old coat, gloves, hat etc. in school and that these are named.) Mrs Bell will be leading Forest school, and will dismiss the children on a Thursday afternoon.
PE - Monday (Please make sure the children have a named P.E kit in school)
Homework will be given on Thursday and will be returned the following Wednesday
Spellings will be given on Friday and tested the following Friday
Big Maths Challenges will be carried out on a Friday.
Literacy skills will be taught in the context of the above topic to make it interesting and enjoyable for the children. The children will be given 'short burst' writing opportunities each week to show off their writing skills.
The children will continue to develop their phonics skills focusing on new phase 5 sounds. However, phase 3 sounds will be revisited frequently. Hopefully, the children will apply their newly acquired phonics knowledge in their reading.
Number and Place Value will feature strongly in mathematics sessions this term, alongside topics such as, addition and subtraction, money and capacity and volume.
The staff team are looking forward to teaching this term's topic and we are sure the children will enjoy discussing their learning with you.