Welcome to Badger Class!
Well, what an exciting half term we have had in Badger Class. We have continued to work really hard across all areas of our learning, and have ensured we had lots of fun too whilst doing it! We have been very creative this half term not only practically making lots of fun Christmas decorations, but in our writing as well! The grown-ups in the class are very proud of us all and think we all deserve a big rest over the Christmas break.
Here's a little reminder of the class rules which we made at the beginning of the year. Don't forget to remember these when we come back to school!
- To always listen beautifully and wait patiently
- No running in the classroom
- Always be kind and help each other
- No shouting out
- Keep our hands to ourselves
Our theme in Year 1 for this half term is 'Stay Afloat!' Our key text will be 'Samson's Titanic Journey', which the children will explore through their writing. The children will practise writing simple sentences, then learn how to use an 's' for plural words. We will also learn about using capital 'I@, working towards writing a letter using first person. During the latter part of the term we will be reading a range of non-fiction texts about the Titanic, then we will be creating a poster about all the facts the the children have learned.
In Maths we will be looking at the composition of numbers between 20-100. The children will count, read and write the numbers in numerals and will practise counting forwards and backwards. We will be building upon our addition and subtraction skills, learning to use 1-digit and 2-digit numbers e.g. 9 + 12 and 18 - 5
During our afternoon sessions we will be learning about a range of subjects such as computing, history and science. The children will use a range of historical sources and answer the enquiry question 'Was the Titanic a triumph or a tragedy?' They will look at the key features of the event, and compare similarities and differences between the classes from the past. In science we will be exploring materials, learning about their physical properties and grouping the materials using this information. During our computing lessons the children will learn how to safely find images using the Internet.
We look forward to seeing you after the Christmas break. Make sure you have lots of rest and do not eat too many sweets and chocolate.