Year 1


Class Teacher: Miss O’Brien

 Summer term 1

This term the children in Year 1 will be exploring the theme ‘other side of the story’.

 As writers, we will be using ‘Not now, Bernard’ as a stimulus to help us write our own twists on the ending of the story and a non- chronological report about the monster! In grammar we will look at compound words, co-ordinating conjunctions and introduce the idea of simile to enhance our writing.

 As readers we will continue our learning within Phase 5 Letters And Sounds and revising all our sounds. We will read weekly as a class and analyse poems, stories and prose. We will be developing our comprehension skills through whole class and independent reading.

 As mathematicians we will be learning about fractions. We will use this to help us to identify relationships between number.

 As scientists we will be looking at Animals and Humans by studying mini beasts and learning about the different types of living creatures. As we increasingly go outdoors for our learning in the warmer months we will begin to look more closely at plants including growing our own tomatoes.

 As historians we will be exploring heroes and villains of the past! We will be looking closely at Amelia Earhart and The highway rat!

As artists and designers we will be using different techniques to sketch different parts of sunflowers.

As philosophers we will continue to learn about our responsibilities towards other living things.