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Welcome to Aughton Town Green Primary School Only My Best Is Good Enough For Me

Willow & Blossom - Year 1

 

Welcome to Year One!

 

In Year One our teachers are Mrs Caldwell and Ms Sumner. Our teaching assistants are  Mrs Fisher-Jones, Mrs Perry (mornings) and Mrs Buxton (afternoons). On Thursday afternoon and Friday mornings Mrs Houghton works with us too!

 

This term we will be learning.....

 

Phonics - We will continue to have our daily phonics sessions. We will be learning our Phase 5 sounds and then grouping all the sounds we have learnt into families. We will continue to practise reading and spelling our tricky words. 

 

English - We will be sharing texts linked to a 'winter' theme including poetry and stories such a 'Ridiculous' and 'A Robin's Song'. We will also share some non fiction texts related to winter. We will continue to practise writing sentences independently and extend them using 'and', 'but' and 'because' to join two ideas together. We will also continue to look at describing words within the texts we share and practise using them in our writing. The children will write their own poems and stories and practise reading them out loud to their class mates.

 

Maths -  We will continue to practise place value using a range of equipment including base ten, bead strings and arrow cards. We will also practise addition and subtraction and introduce the concept of multiplication (as repeated addition) and division (as sharing). We will apply our number knowledge when we measure length, weight and volume. We will also investigate a range of 2D and 3D shapes.

 

Topic - Our topic is 'A Squash and a Squeeze'.

Science: We will learn the names of a range of materials and discuss the materials some objects are made from. We will investigate the properties of these materials and decide which material is best for a specific job eg curtains for Sleeping Beauty or a boat for the Gingerbread Man.  We will also observe seasonal changes throughout winter.

History: We will be learning about the events which took place during the Great Fire of London. We will look at the materials the houses were built from and discuss reasons why the fire spread so quickly. We will create a timeline of events and discuss the diary of Samuel Pepys.

Computing: We will learn how to use a painting program and make our own illustrations for an e-book. We will learn about how the internet connects the world and how we can stay safe when we are online.

Art: We will practise our weaving skills using paper to create a background for an image related to the Great Fire of London. We will use our computer skills to add images of houses to our weaving. We will also practise moulding and shaping clay.

Religion: We will discuss the importance of promises and what makes a person trustworthy, We will write our own promises which we will try really hard to keep! We will learn about the Jewish festival of Sukkot and make comparisons between this and other celebrations. We will build a Sukkah and role play how Jewish celebrate during Sukkot.

Music: We will journey through time and listen to and appreciate lots of pieces of music related to fire.  These will include Chariots of Fire, Great Balls of Fire and Firework by Katie Perry.

PSHE: Our theme is 'Getting On and Falling Out'. 

 

Our PE days are Thursdays and Fridays. The children will continue to come to school dressed on their PE kits on these days.

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to us smiley

 

 

 

 

Tricky word list for spellings

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