Year One

Summer Term 2019
Welcome to the Summer Term in Year 1.
We have a busy, Summer Term ahead, but are sure it will be full of excitement and fun!

This term in English we will focus on our topic of ‘Land and Sea’. We will be focusing on non-fiction writing, looking at features of non-fiction texts and writing our own facts about many amazing under sea creatures. We will also learn about the adventures some famous pirates and life at sea.

In Maths we will continue to consolidate number facts (number bonds, doubles, counting in 2s, 5s and 10s). We will revisit addition & subtraction and money and introduce time, weight and capacity.

In Science we will be observing seasonal changes and looking at the transition from spring to summer. We will be setting up our own weather station so that we can compare temperature and rainfall. We will learn about the structure of plants and trees and what they need to grow well. We will engage in a variety of activities including identifying common plants and trees in the garden and in the wild, sorting deciduous and evergreen leaves. Children will plant their own sunflower and observe it closely over the coming weeks by measuring and recording its growth.

In IT we will learn simple word processing skills including typing, keyboard knowledge, editing and saving. We will also create some animated stories by manipulating characters and backgrounds.

Our Geography focus will be ‘Our Island of Jersey’. We will learn about the twelve parishes, important landmarks and compare urban and rural settings. We learn to use simple compass directions to follow maps.

In PE, we will be learning the skills for Rounders and Cricket. We will also be getting fit and practising for Sports Day!

The focus in music this term will be exploring instruments and symbols. Musical activities will include singing a variety of seasonal and topical songs using classroom instruments to accompany our singing. We will explore dynamics and tempo in music using movement and dance. We will listen to the story “Treasure Island” and create music to accompany the story. We will also learn to sing the song “Imagination” from the Charanga music scheme and learn to play an accompaniment part using tuned
percussion instruments.

In RE we will be learning about Judaism and the celebrations of Shabbat and Chanukah. We will have a special visitor from the synagogue to share a Shabbat meal with us.

Art/Design Technology
In Art we will be looking at the natural world. We will be experimenting with a range of media, including clay and textiles.

Useful information:
Please remember to return painting aprons – thank you.
We are looking forward to visiting La Rocque Beach on Friday 12th July with the National Trust for a Rockpool Ramble.

As always, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Year 1 team
Mrs. Harries Mrs Christopher Mrs Duquemin