Our class drama, speaking and listening, reading, writing and multimedia work will be planned around the following themes:
Poetry: Pattern and Rhyme / poems on a theme We will identify features of poetry and create our own class poems. We will also write our own patterns about a given theme and perform this. We will continue learning to speak with clarity and intonation when reading aloud.
Narrative: Stories about fantasy worlds
We will read and compare a range of fantasy world settings from a range of sources, including stories about pirates. We will identify objects described in these settings which make them different from the world around us. We will write our own short stories set in fantasy worlds, using a clear beginning, middle and ending.
Non-Fiction: Information texts / Recounts
We will continue to explore a range of information texts including books, dictionaries and articles. We will write sentences to create our own information texts. We will look at a range of recounts, then compose a recount, sequencing events using time connectives, based on first-hand experience. Plan how to write this recount using a storyboard.
Topic will involve the designing, construction and evaluation of a pirate ship.
We will be creating our own texts on the computer. We will also program our floor turtle to follow directions on a treasure map!
We will be looking at “People in Stories”
As athletes we will be practising our running, throwing and jumping skills..
As mathematicians we will be learning to:
Practice counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s from given numbers
Learning about place value
Secure knowledge of number bonds to 10
Learn number bonds to 20
Add and subtract 1 and 2 digit numbers
Add 3 1 digit numbers together
Learn about the x and ÷ signs and use them in mathematical statements
Solve words problems with adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
Find ½, ¼, and ¾ of a quantity or shape
Recognise and describe 2D and 3D shapes
Describe position and direction
Compare and measure length, mass and capacity
Tell the time to the hour and half
Recognise and use £ and pence
Solve problems using measures
Our topic is Materials.
As scientists we will use describing words to sort and compare materials. We will then look at the properties of materials and how these change. We will also look at the effect on water and heat on materials. We will be developing our investigational skills to design a pirate raft which floats and a waterproof outfit for a pirate using a range of materials.
As geographers we will be asking geographical questions. Using fieldwork skills we will be creating and recording information on our own maps. Using globes, maps and plans we will follow a route on a map. We will also be using information texts and photographs to help us. We will be looking at how parts of Leamington Spa have become the way they are and how they are changing.
• We ask you to support your child by hearing them read their individual levelled reading books at home. We would appreciate it if parents could sign and make a comment in the reading diaries every week. Helpers may also hear your child read their individual reading book in school, so it is important that this book is brought to school every day. Books are changed in school every week during your child’s reading day.
• Read a selection of fiction, non-fiction and poetry together, practise finding rhyming words.
• Practice number bonds to 10 together.
Please ensure your child has:-
• A named book bag; a slim waterproof bag that can fit easily into your child’s tray in school. The blue Clapham Terrace book bags are available to buy from the school office.
• A PE kit (named pumps or trainers, white T-shirt, navy blue or black shorts, jogging bottoms and sweatshirt (during winter months) in named bag) must be in school every day and kept on children’s pegs. It is recommended that they are taken home for washing every half term.
• A named water bottle containing water only.
Home Learning linked to topic
This will continue on a weekly basis from Friday 19th April when your child will bring back to school their home learning book with their first completed task to share with the class. (These will have been sent home on Friday 12th April.)
Children will be set tasks to complete to consolidate learning in class.
Week beginning 8th April interim reports home
Arts week is 20th May
Inset day 24th May
Half Term 27th May
African Week 10th June
Our topic entry day will be on Wednesday 17th April. The children will be encouraged to come dressed as pirates and use a simple map to locate the treasure hidden around the school. This term our exit event will be a visit to ‘The Beach!’ This is at a local venue. Further details about this to follow.
Download a copy of our Home School Agreement for Key Stage 1
I love literacy and my teachers at Clapham Terrace - George, Year 1
We have a strong support network of staff and parents who are dedicated to raising extra funds to buy the things that school budgets can't stretch to. From redesigning the school library to making over the playground the HSA (PTA) are always on the look out for new fundraising ideas.