Ladybird Class

 

Year Group: 1

Phase: 1

Taught by: Miss M Abrahams

Supported by: 

Welcome to Ladybird class!

A very big welcome to all in Year 1.

This year we will be immersing ourselves in a range of wonderful topics designed to stretch and grow our fantastic elastic brains!

For more information on what your child will be learning and how you can support their understanding please see our Year 1 curriculum info sheets (see the 'Downloads' section) or our curriculum overviews section of the web site. 

We look forward to the year ahead with all of you!

Autumn Term

We will be looking at fiction and non-fiction writing, along with poetry topics this term. We will be learning to: - Create our own fiction story using familiar, predictable phrasing. - Write a recount of a memorable day. - Identifying rhyming words. - Read and recite the Ning Nang Nong written by famous poet, Spike Milligan It would be very helpful if you could encourage your child to read a range of genres such as information books, story books and poetry.

This year we will be covering a variety of different mathematical techniques: number and place value, problem solving, mental addition and subtraction, measurement and geometry. This autumn term we will look at: - Counting to 20

- Finding more or less than a given number

- Number bonds to 10.

- Recognise, sort, name and describe 2D shapes

- Recognise basic lines of symmetry

- Read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in digits and words

It would be very helpful if you could encourage your children to practice their 10, 5, 2, 3 and 4 times tables at home. 

In the Autumn term we will be learning 'All about me.' We will be looking at our five senses and how they help us,  our family tree and what we can remember when we were younger. We will also be going on a trip to Eureka! National Children's Museum and learning about our amazing bodies.

Spring Term

We will be looking at fiction and non-fiction writing, along with poetry topics this term. We will be learning to: - write adventure stories about great explorers - write explanation texts about how plants grow - create acrostic poems as well as rhyming couplets. It would be very helpful if you could encourage your child to read a range of genres such as information books, story books and poetry.

This term we will be covering a variety of different mathematical techniques: number and place value, problem solving, mental addition and subtraction, measurement and geometry. This spring term we will look at: - the value of 2-digit numbers - number bonds to 10 & 20 - adding 1 digit numbers to 2 digit numbers - learn the names & identifying the properties of 3D shapes - learn the days of the week, months of the year and seasons of the year - count on & back in tens from any given number - counting in 10’s and 5’s. It would be very helpful if you could encourage your children to practice their 10, 5, 2, 3 and 4 times tables at home. 

This term we will be learning about the Arctic, asking the question Where do all the polar bears live? To begin with we will be researching where in the world the North Pole actually is using globes and maps. We will then investigate the weather in the North Pole and compare it to the weather we experience in the UK. Who lives in the North Pole? We use the word Eskimos but actually the people of the North Pole have a different name. The children have already shared the names of some animals that can be found in this area of the world but we will reinforce and extend the children’s learning by finding out more about these animals; learning about their appearance, habitats and food. Who has ever travelled to the North or South Pole and does anybody visit these faraway places now? We will learn about past and modern day explorers, including Prince Harry!

Summer Term

We will be looking at fiction and non-fiction writing, along with poetry topics this term. We will be learning to: - write a recount about a memorable day - write a fictional story with predictable phrasing, focusing on Tiddler by Julia Donaldson. - learning to recite poems off by heart It would be very helpful if you could encourage your child to read a range of genres such as information books, story books and poetry.

This term we will be covering a variety of different mathematical techniques: number and place value, problem solving, mental addition and subtraction, measurement and geometry. This spring term we will look at: - identifying tens and ones of 2-digit numbers - finding one more and one less than a given 2 digit number - finding 10 more and 10 less than a given 2 digit number - adding 1 digit numbers to 2 digit numbers - learning the names & identifying the properties of 2D shapes - telling the time to o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to the hour - finding halves and quarters of different shapes - learning the equivalent fractions of halves and quarters It would be very helpful if you could encourage your children to practice their 10, 5, 2, 3 and 4 times tables at home. 

This term we will be asking the question ‘Who is the king of the jungle?’ The children will become world explorers, learning all about Savannah and Rainforest habitats, including the animals that live there and what they need to survive.

Science will lead a lot of our animal investigation and the children will learn how to group animals in a variety of ways (fur/feathers/scales, legs/no legs, lay eggs/live young, what they eat etc.). We will also be using a variety of scientific language to classify animals accurately, deciding what makes an animal a mammal or an amphibian. Or considering the difference between a herbivore and carnivore.

How learning will culminate in an exciting,hands on trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

We hope you are as excited as we are!

Downloads

Ladybird Class Learning Showcase