Harris Academies
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Year 1

Class Teachers: Miss Eve & Mrs Chandhoke

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Prodromou, Miss Lamont & Miss Bambury

PE day: Monday Morning

Day homework is set: English, spellings and Maths home learning goes home every Thursday. Occasionally the children will receive a project which they will complete over 1 or 2 weeks.

Day Homework is due in: Home learning is due the following Tuesday.

Amount of time which should be spent reading every day: Children should spend at least 10-20 minutes a day reading. This can be broken up, for example: 10 minutes before dinner time and 10 minutes before bedtime.

Key Spellings/spelling patterns for the term: Children would have received a set of high frequency words. These should be practiced every day at home for at least 10 minutes.

Key maths facts which your child needs to know this term: Children need to be able to compare and order number to 50 and beyond, double and half numbers to 20. Recognise and name a half and a quarters and measure and compare different capacities

Literacy overview:

Our topic for this half term is Wild Things! We will start the term looking at our core book ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ and writing diary entries from Max’s perspective. Other genres we will be looking at include poetry and non-fiction texts.

Maths overview:

During this half term the children will be focusing on partitioning numbers to 100 and looking at the place value of those number, using tens and ones. We will begin to focus on multiplication of numbers that will look at counting in groups of 2s, 5s and 10s and division, where children will share numbers into groups of 2, 5 and 10. We will also look at fractions (half and a quarter) of shapes and measuring capacity.

All other subjects

History: We will be learning about the life of a significant person in History- Neil Armstrong.

Art: To use a range of materials creatively to design and make a Wild Thing.

Science: Plants- investigating what plants need to grow.

French: Revising greetings, role play and talking about our family.

PE: Hand-eye coordination- striking and fielding (throwing and catching).

ICT: E-safety and creating games.

Music: Learning about beat and rhythm linking to machines and robots.