Class 1

Welcome to Year 1’s Class Page. Take your time to have a look around at all the super learning we will be doing the half term. Our topic is all about ‘Wildlife and Animals’.

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Take a look at some of the fantastic learning we have done:

We are most proud of: ‘My car design is great. It’s a maglev!’ KS     ‘I made a car and it moved.’ AM    ‘My paper boat. It was difficult but it floated even though it was made of paper.’  FBe

This half term we will be learning about: Wildlife and Animals.

Our Key Learning Skill for this half term is: Creative and critical thinking.

We will be developing it by: Researching about different animals and different species. Working with members of the class to discover how we can classify different animals.

Our class books are:  The Day Louis Got Eaten by John Fardell, There’s A Lion in the Cornflakes by Michelle Robinson and Jim Field and Owls by Emily Bone.

Our guided reading text is: Traction Man by Mini Grey

In Maths we will learn about: Addition and Subtraction including money, Place Value, Measures and Multiplication.

In English we will learn about: As part of our grammar work, we will use capital letters for the names of people/places, punctuate sentences with a capital letter, full stop, exclamation or question mark and write, leaving spaces between words. As part of our comprehension work, we will be drawing on background information, making inferences and participating in discussion about what is being read. As part of our composition work, we will say out loud what we will write about, compose sentences orally before writing, re-reading to check that our work makes sense and discuss what we have written.

In Science we will learn about Everyday materials: We will identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals and describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including pets).

In Topic we will learn about: Nocturnal animals and music related to animals especially the ‘Carnival of the Animals.’


Homework: Learners in KS1 will have weekly spelling tests on a Friday. For their homework they are expected to prepare for this test and practice these spellings. All Learners should also be reading regularly at home and talking about the books they have experienced, as well as learning their number bonds to 20 and the fact families associated with them. Remember the children will be sitting a phonics test in the spring.