Year 1 - Otters

Hello Everybody!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break!
Our topic for the Spring Term is “Our Local Area”.

Things to remember:

* Our PE days have swapped back to a Wednesday and Friday. Please can you wear appropriate clothing. We are doing Gymnastics and Athletics.
* Bookbags need to be brought to school every day, we try and read every day in school, it would be helpful if you read at home with your child at least three times a week.
* Parents evening is on the 31st of January, please contact Miss Elliott if you would like an appointment.
*Plimsolls are needed every day! This is so we can keep our feet dry all year round, especially on wet and muddy days. Please bring Wellies if you would like your child to keep clean in all weathers!
*Mrs Burrows will be teaching the class on Thursdays.


In literacy this term we will be focusing on the stories of No-bot the robot and Koala who could, following the ‘Talk for writing’ Programme as this supports developing our use and understanding of Vocabulary. We will daily be continuing phonics with the Read Write Inc. sessions along with ‘Talk through stories’.  Did you know the Otters handwriting has been blowing Miss Elliott away last term? So, this term we will continue to focus on letter formation, punctuating sentences and use our Fred Fingers to help us write amazing sentences.


In Maths this term, we will follow the ‘White Rose Maths’ scheme and learn about Place Value, Length and Hight, Mass and Volume as well as continuing Addition and subtraction, but now up to 20!


In Science we are focusing on the continuing changes in weather and observe the seasonal changes as they happen. Along with learning about animals including Humans, to support this our roleplay is a veterinary surgery for all animals big and small!


In Geography we are learning about our town of Gainsborough and what the surrounding area of our school looks like on a map and in person. Then in History, after the February break, we will look at the history of the High Street and what Gainsborough used to look like.


In RE we will be focusing on Muslims’ beliefs in God this term including our big question of Who made the world and everything in it.


In computing we will start Coding which is very exciting! The children will learn how to write their own coding to get animations to move on the screen independently.


With Mrs Burrows you will be learning a new song called In the Groove in Music and learning how to Weave in Textiles, I can’t wait to see your weaving!


Finally, if you have any questions or concerns, please do get in touch with the Otter Class Team. You can either speak to one of us on the gate or arrange an appointment through the office.

Miss Elliott, Mrs Beaumont and Mrs Fall. smiley