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Year 1: Aqua and Sapphire

In Year 1 this term our focus book will be the Power of Reading book ‘Grace and family’. It is a cultural story which depicts the relationship between a girl and her family in Africa. When Grace first arrives in Africa she finds it difficult to adjust to a different lifestyle in a different country. By the end of the story, we understand how important family is to Grace and we begin to appreciate her cultural heritage.

 

In Literacy, we will be writing for different purposes such as stories from a different culture and autobiographies. We will use our knowledge of story sequencing and chronological order to sequence our writing in time order. We will continue to develop our use of story language and descriptive language to engage the reader.

 

In Numeracy, we will be learning about number and place value, addition, subtraction and capacity. We will continue to consolidate our knowledge of number bonds to 10 and 20 which will enable us to secure our understanding of addition and subtraction. We will continue to use pictorial representations and a range of resources to support our learning.

 

In Science, we are working scientifically to identify, describe and classify the human body. We will begin to identify the parts of the human body and explain the purpose of function of our body parts.

 

In Humanities, we are looking at important figures in History with a particular focus on Florence Nightingale. We will look at Florence Nightingale’s important role as a nurse and her impact on nursing till this day.

 

PE will be every Monday afternoon and the children must have the appropriate kit and we advise all aspects of uniform to be labelled with your child’s name and class.

 

We look forward to an outstanding Spring term in Year 1.

 

We love School!

 

 

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