Year 1- St. Jude 2020 - 2021
Hello and welcome to year 1's class page! We hope that you enjoy looking at all of our work!
Teacher: Mrs. Z Tillat
Teaching assistant: Mrs. K Boardman
Here is a quick insight into the type of things that we will be learning about during Spring 2:
Literacy - This half term, we are basing all of our Literacy work around the topic ‘Oceans and Seas’ and we will be looking at the following texts; ‘Barry the fish with fingers', ‘Dougal’s deep sea diary’ and ‘Coral Kingdom’. We will be exploring interesting vocabulary, making inferences, writing a retell of a story, writing a diary and writing a persuasive letter.
We will continue to cover the year 1 writing objectives, focusing on sentence writing and including punctuation.
Phonics and Reading – Within phonics we will be continuing to learn phase 5 sounds, including split diagraphs, and we will also be learning the alternative spellings for the sounds we have learnt so far. We will be preparing for our phonics test by playing lots of games and reading activities that include ‘real and nonsense’ words. We will continue to practise blending words with the new sounds for reading and segmenting the sounds for writing. Within our reading sessions we will be exploring the meaning of new vocabulary, predicting what might happen in the text and discuss the story as well as relating this to our own experiences and ideas.
Numeracy - During Spring 2, we will be focusing on the unit ‘measures’, we will be exploring length and height and weight and volume. We will be doing lots of practical activities to explore these topics. We will also be doing the unit ‘multiplication and division’, where will practise counting in 10s, making equal groups, making arrays and making doubles.
Science – ‘Animals including Humans’ is this half term's topic. Within this topic we will be exploring how humans and animals are different to each other. We will link this to our ‘Oceans and Seas’ topic and explore further how sea animals and humans are different to each other. We will then go on to explore in-depth the different types of sea animals.
History and Geography - Our topic this half term is ‘Oceans and Seas’ and our big question is ‘Why do we need to look after our oceans and seas?'. Within this topic we will explore the history of the River Roach in Rochdale, we will learn about which different towns the river run through and talk about which country these towns are in as well as locating countries on a map. In geography we will further go on to learn about the surrounding seas and oceans of the United Kingdom, name the five oceans of the world and name the seven continents of the world.
Religious Education - Over Spring 2, our topics will be ‘Meals’ and ‘Change’. Within the topic ‘Meals’ children will explore the story of the ‘last supper’ as well as learning the ‘Our Farther’ prayer and learning about what happens during communion time and how the parish family gathers for celebration at mass. Within the topic ‘Change’ we will explore their experience and feelings about changing and say what they wonder about the way change happens. They will learn about and recognise the story of Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday and some religious signs and symbols of Ash Wednesday. Children will recognise and learn that people will use the opportunity of Lent to change and make a new start.
Art and Design- Our topic this half term is ‘oceans and seas’, we will be using specialist watercolour paints to create washes using watercolours to represent the sea/ocean colours and go on to paint sea animals in detail. We will develop our design and technology skills by designing and creating and our own fish.