This term our topic will be 'Under the Sea.'
This term the children will be learning about the oceans and the creatures that live in the sea. They will have an opportunity to visit the London Sea Life Aquarium and see first hand some of the creatures that they will be learning about. You will be notified of this visit at a later date this term.
In English we will be orally rehearsing sentences and attempting to write them. Children will have the opportunity to practise their letter formation and using key vocabulary linked to our connector. Please continue to support your child with their alphabet and letter formation.
Maths will include counting, reading and writing numbers to 20. We will be counting objects in class and finding one more and one less of a given number. Encourage your child to count everyday objects at home or when out and about e.g. when coming to school ask your child to count the number of buses or a specific colour of vehicle they see. You could also get them to read the bus numbers to ensure number recognition.
During Science we will be grouping land and sea animals. They will group them according to different criteria. Children will name the basic parts of animals and their particular features.
In Geography we will be using maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping (Google Earth) to locate and describe features studied. We will learn to locate and name the five oceans and identify land and sea on a map.
Our aim is to ensure that the children experience a smooth transition from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage One. The Year 1 curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that children have had in Reception. Learning through play will continue to be an important part of the school day, and the children will gradually be eased into more formal learning as the year goes on so that they remain motivated, enthused and eager learners. Please don’t hesitate to come and see me either before or after school if you have any questions or queries.
Ms Williams, Ms Rajab-Ali and Mr Havnen