Term 6 Overview

Our topic this term is Amazing Animals

In maths: Number – Place Value, Money and Time.

Science: Animals

PSHE: Changing Me

DT: Healthy Food

And lots of other interesting subjects such as Outdoor Learning, PE and Art.  

Literacy

This term, we will be looking at a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books. These will be linked to our Animals topic and a lot of our lessons will be planned around these texts. We will also be introducing a weekly grammar lesson.

We will continue to work on our individual literacy targets such as using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

Phonics

The Year One phonics screening is fast approaching so we will continue to recap all of the sounds taught this year. The screening is in the second week of term 6 and on the day your child is screened they will be invited into school for breakfast.

Science

In Science we will be looking closely at animals and humans. We will be identifying and naming a variety of common animals that are birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals. We will also be learning about parts of the human body and finding out about our senses.

Spellings

Spellings will continue to be a focus for us in term 6. By the end of Year 1, it is expected that children are able to spell the days of the week, the numbers one to twenty as well as words which are known as common exception words. Common exception words are words which don’t follow a typical spelling pattern.

Here are a list of the common exception words for Year 1: the, a, do, to, today, of, said, says, are, were, was, is, his, has, I, you, your, they, be, he, me, she, we, no, go, so, by, my, here, there, where, love, come, some, one, once, ask, friend, school, put, push, pull, full, house, our and others.

Reading at home

Please read with your child at home. Ask your child questions about what they have just read. It is incredibly helpful and can help them to understand texts better.

Please record when you read at home on their reading card with the date, title of the book and a comment (which can be as long or as short as you like!)

It is the children’s responsibility to come in and change their own book if they have read it. Please remind them to do this as they come in in the morning.

Reading cards are collected in every week and stickers awarded if they have read at least 3 times. When they have 10 stickers, they are awarded a book of their choosing!

Well done to those children who have received a book from school so far. Keep up the good work!

Hair, Jewellery and Nail Varnish

Shoulder length hair must be tied up for P.E. Please ensure that your child does not wear jewellery other than stud earrings.

Please check that your child removes all nail varnish and temporary tattoos before coming to school.

P.E. Kits

Please remember that PE and outdoor learning are on alternate Wednesday afternoons.

Please check the window by your child’s classroom door for reminders of when it is their turn for outdoor learning.

This term we will be having some more of our P.E. lessons outside. Please ensure that your child has long jogging bottoms and a sports sweatshirt to keep them warm on cooler days. Also, please make sure all the kit is clearly named.

It is important your child has the correct PE kit for Sports Day on Wednesday 4th July.

Sleep

Studies show that children need 9 hours sleep   every night. Thank you to those of you who make sure that your child is sleeping for long enough. It really makes a difference to their ability to concentrate in lessons.

Home Time

Please remember that, if you are unable to collect your child for any reason at the end of the day, you need to let the office know who will be coming in your place. We are unable to send children home with other adults without your consent.

Thank you!
Year 1 Teaching Team