welcome to class 1
Our Summer term topic is Monsters Mayhem! We will be using a variety of texts, including The Lonely Monster, Monster Machines and The Monster Zoo. These stories are great for investigating and developing children's understanding of vocabulary and how it impacts the reader. We will be creating our own vocabulary word banks and selecting the best vocabulary. We will be applying these skills to a variety of genres including making Missing Monster posters, letters to the monsters and creating our own Monster Mayhem stories. This topic is a really exciting and allows children to be creative within their writing and extend their existing vocabulary bank.
In Art and Design and Technology we will use mixed media to create images of monsters and spend time learning about structures. We will use this knowledge to make our very own monster machine by investigating different materials and techniques to make our structure strong and sturdy.
Our creativity will be further developed by us creating and learning our very own monster dance and making monster music, using a range of musical elements including dynamics, tempo and pitch.
Please read with your child at least 3 times a week. I cannot stress how important this is - it really can make a difference!
Reading percentages are calculated on a Thursday. Reading records are checked twice a week.
PE - Friday Please make sure the children wear a named tracksuit or have a named P.E kit in school. If your child can wear shorts underneath their tracksuit or bring some in this will be helpful during gymnastic and dance sessions. Also long hair must be tied up.
Mrs Parker will teach the class on Tuesday afternoon when Miss Flude has her PPA time.
Forest School - Thursday Please make sure the children have wellies and an old coat, gloves, hat etc. in school and that these are named. We have waterproof suits that an be placed on top.
Homework will be given on Friday and will be returned the following Thursday.
We are focusing upon selecting and using effective vocabulary for a wide range of uses. We will be compiling lists of adjectives and verbs and using these to use descriptive vocabulary in our writing. We will be using this skills across a range of genres including writing letters, making posters and innovating stories.
The children will be given daily writing opportunities to build and develop their skills.
We will be using lots of different texts including The Monster Machine, The Lonely Beast and The Monster Zoo.
We are continuing to apply our phonics knowledge to help us to read and write.
Also while sharing and enjoying books we will apply our background knowledge, make predictions, infer, visualise and, notice meaning breakdown and repair it, in the moment of reading.
When reading a text we will decode text by applying our phonics knowledge to read unfamiliar words and also increase our sight recognition of high frequency words. When tackling longer words we will break them into their syllables.
After reading we will discuss the characters and events of the story. We will begin to respond to 'Look back and find the easier answer' and 'Think like a detective' questions about what we have read and record our responses down.
We are covering a range of mathematical topics at present such as multiplication and division, place value to 100 and fractions. As well as becoming fluent in a range of skills within each topic, we will also apply language, discover effective methods and reason about problems.