This term (Summer 2015) our Year 1 children will be learning:
Children will be reading stories about fantasy worlds. Pupils will be looking at images from the text and making predictions based around them. They will also be discussing and writing about how different characters feel and why. We will be reading the book ‘Beegu’ and encouraging the children to express their opinions about the actions of the characters, as well as writing their own opinion about the book. Later in the term, children will be reading a variety of books themed on poetry.
To help support your child, you could:
There are key facts that are essential for your child to know. In order to support your child with the acquisition of these, you could:
Computing: ‘We are Collectors’
In this unit, the pupils will use web search engines to collect pictures of different types of animals and then explore ways in which those pictures can be organised.
The topic for this term is ‘Living in the Wider World’ - Learning about Money. This will give the children the opportunity to understand the value of money, the importance of saving and to be aware of what we need versus what we want.
In order for your child to get the best out of the topic, you could: Look at the cost of everyday/luxury items when out shopping.
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In RE children will be learning about ‘Who influences our lives’. In this unit, pupils will reflect on what people are special to them. Through stories from several religious traditions – Christian (St Francis), Muslim (Prophet Muhammad) & Sikh (Guru Nanak & Guru Gobind Singh) – they will then learn about some people who are believed to be special & how this specialness might influence the ideas & lives of people.
Please visit http://www.redbridgerenet.co.uk/agreed.html, which will provide you with further information.
Topic (International Primary Curriculum):
This term’s theme is: Buildings
Within this theme children will be learning how to identify differences between past and present structures, order structures, events and objects in to sequence. Express views relating to buildings / structures in the local environment. Design and plan structures to make and find out about scientific issues relating to buildings.
Reading books will be changed every week and will be accompanied by a home/school reading record, which children will need to bring to school every day. Mathematics homework will be given out on a Thursday and should be returned to school by the following Tuesday when it will be marked. English homework will also be given out on a Thursday and should be returned to school the following Tuesday. Your child will also bring home a weekly spelling list to learn and will be tested on them every Tuesday or Wednesday.
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