Welcome to Mole Class!
Hello from our virtual classrooms! What an interesting start to 2021… we are beyond proud of how well all the children have adapted to their online learning. As adults we are still adapting to life online and are being shown up by year 1’s computing skills such as the ability to mute and unmute. All children have shown just how resilient they truly are! With a Titanic effort this last half term, the children did some super learning including:
- Diary entries
- Titanic20 posters
- Colourful art
- Shoe box dioramas
- Solving number problems
Our new topic for this half term is ‘How does your garden grow?’ where we will be reading ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ by Vivian French and Alison Bartlett. We will be using this text to understand the term ‘persuasive’ learning about how to carefully select powerful vocabulary. We will also be learning about the importance of healthy eating. The children will be writing a persuasive letter, and will also create a persuasive poster towards the end of the term.
In Maths we will be covering a range of skills, including understanding the term ‘division’ and ‘multiplication’. We will learn about arrays and grouping. The children will learn that small quantities can be shared and grouped. Later in the term we will learn skills linked with measurement. The children will begin to learn how to tell the time, start to learn the different coins involved with money and compare amounts by ordering different quantities e.g. 20p is bigger than 5p.
Whilst learning at home, we will continue to send out daily PE challenges for the children to complete. We will also be doing some cross-curricular learning linked with vegetables such as creating our own vegetable garden and designing our own vegetable prints. In science we are learning all about plants, where the children will look at a range of plants and trees. They will learn about the structure of flowering plants and describe the basic structure of trees. In geography the children will develop their map skills by finding the 4 countries of the UK and their capital cities.
Whatever this half term brings, whether we are learning at home or at school, we have lots of fun filled activities in store and are looking forward to seeing what you achieve!
The Year 1 Team J