We have had a lovely week in Year 1 to end the Spring Term. We often show examples of children’s work to the whole class to remind them of how much progress they have made since they started this academic year. Even though we are all looking forward to a little break over Easter, we are also very excited about the Summer Term and the final aspects of learning that we will cover. Our topics for the next term are: Spring, Summer, Plants and Market Harborough. We are hoping to go on a couple of trips. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to go ahead with a planned trip this term to Leicester on the train due to staff shortages at Leicester Station.
In English this week, the children have been writing descriptions of magical settings based on our book called, ‘The Magic Train Ride’. As always, we aim to secure understanding of technical aspects of writing e.g. punctuation and spelling alongside developing a ‘writer’s voice’ i.e. engaging the reader by using interesting vocabulary.
In maths, we have been learning about subtraction within 20. We have used number lines and cubes to help us visualise the process.
In phonics, we have been consolidating understanding of the /ie/ sound as in tie, blind, smile, high and why. Next term, we will be sending out some weekly phonics home learning whereby children will have words of the week to practise reading.
In ICT, we have continued to learn about simple programming using Beebots to follow our instructions.
In R.E, the children have been learning about what Easter means to Christians.
Over the Easter holidays, where possible, please continue daily reading with your child. They are all working so hard with their reading and we are so proud of them. Also, we have sent home a new set of tricky words for the children to learn to spell.
Have a super Easter break.
Kind Regards, the Year 1 Team