Learning in Year One this half term: In English we are reading fairy stories, the children explore a range of fiction. They read, listen to and respond to the stories then re-telling them in their own words. They learn how to identify and understand character and events, linking these to their own lives and experiences. They compose and write simple sentences and questions. We will also be learning about pattern and rhyming poems. The children explore poems with pattern and rhyme. They enjoy performing a range of poetry. They come up with new rhyming words and focus on spelling patterns. They experiment with sound and rhythm as they recite their poems. In Maths we are working on place value, understanding numbers to 20 and adding and subtracting with these number. Then we will be moving on to Time, which covers using language to sequence events such as yesterday, tomorrow etc. The children will also be learning to tell the time to o’clock and half past. In Science we are learning about plants and animals; sorting and classifying. In RE we are learning about ‘The Gospel’ and the Good News that Jesus brings. Our Topic this half term is ‘Enchanted woodland’. If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise! This half term, we’ll visit a woodland on the 15th of January at Nell Bank, observe the wildlife, collect natural objects and take beautiful pictures of the things we see. After our woodland adventure, we’ll write about our experiences and learn all about trees. We’ll use information books to investigate woodland creatures and make mini-books of our own. Throughout the project, we will find out how to recognise different plants and animals and create detailed, observational drawings of them. We’ll build miniature dens, create woodland works of art and construct mini-woodlands from twigs, sticks, pine cones and leaves.

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Year 1 Class Teacher

Miss Toner

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St Chad's Church of England Primary Academy Northolme Avenue West Park Leeds West Yorkshire LS16 5QR Telephone: 0113 274 7110 Email: katy.dixon@stchadsprimary.net Abbey Multi Academy Trust, c/o Chapter House Abbey Grange C of E Academy Butcher Hill Leeds LS16 5EA Telephone: 0113 275 7877 Email: enquiries@abbeytrust.org
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