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Island Adventures

 

After the Easter holidays in Summer 1 our work will be centred around Island Adventures. First in Literacy, we will be working with The Rainbow Fish and other sea themed stories like Storm Whale, before we move on to conducting research about underwater creatures  on the internet and in books and then writing about our findings. In Art we will be practising our colour mixing to paint pictures depicting droughts and water. Our Science will be identifying the signs of Summer and investigating materials and their properties for their use in water proofing and absorbency.  Throughout our Science work we will be making predictions, recording observations and results and generating reasons for these results.

In Maths, we will be revisiting multiplication and division, reinforcing multiples of 2,5 and 10, along with looking at fractions, position and direction before concentrating on place value and numbers within 100, money and time.

In Computing, as well as research to support our learning in English and continuing to develop the children’s understanding of e-safety, we will continue to work on general computer skills, using different programs like MS Word and RM Paint as well as using Purple Mash.

In PE the children will be working on their balance, co-ordination and agility while developing dance routines including movements such as body rocking, bouncing and sliding with and without apparatus, curling their bodies in different ways and practising and performing sequences of movements, incorporating the apparatus

Throughout all subjects, we build in opportunities for the children to develop their speaking and listening skills through discussion, sharing ideas and evaluating each other’s work.

 

 

In our last half term of Year 1 our topic will be Land Ahoy. Our work will be centred around 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch', Grace Darling, Beach Safety and a visit to Pirate School at the end of the year! We will be looking at the dialogue between the characters, especially the seagulls when they steal Mr Grinling's lunch and inventing our own 'nasty' sandwiches!  

We will be learning how to keep safe on the beach and conducting research about Pirates on the internet and in books and then writing about our findings. 

In Maths, we will be developing our understanding of number with place value up to 100, money and time.

Our Science will be investigating forces and making electrical circuits. 

In Computing, as well as research to support our learning in English and History and continuing to develop the children’s understanding of e-safety, we will continue to work on general computer skills, using different programs like MSWord and RM Paint.

In D&T we will be making seagulls and designing Mr Grinling healthy lunches and suitable baskets to protect his lunch from the pesky seagulls!  

In PE the children will be working on their balance, co-ordination and agility, while developing dance routines, including movements such as body rocking, bouncing and sliding with and without apparatus, curling their bodies in different ways and practising and performing sequences of movements.

 

Throughout all subjects, we build in opportunities for the children to develop their speaking and listening skills through discussion, sharing ideas and evaluating each other’s work.

 

If you have any questions, please do ask your child’s class teacher.

 

Don't forget to read daily and record the comments in your home/school diary so you can work towards your reading certificates.

We will keep you updated on our learning on a daily basis using our Class DoJo page.  

Don't forget to keep checking and 'liking' our learning!

If you have any questions, please do ask your child’s class teacher.

 

 Have you seen the Kids Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites! smiley

 

Fundamental British Values

At Baddow Hall Infant School we recognise our role in promoting fundamental British values.

In Year 1 examples of this are:

DEMOCRACY: Voting for class rules and jobs, school councillors meeting with Mrs Schlanker.

THE RULE OF LAW: Understanding the need for rules and laws and the consequences attached to breaking them. School and class rules. Rules for clubs and games.

INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY: Highlighting the right of freedom of speech and choice of activity within the rules set out above. Comparing this with other cultures and times in history.

MUTUAL RESPECT AND TOLERANCE OF THOSE WITH OTHER FAITHS AND BELIEFS: Understanding the difference between opinion and fact. Expressing opinions in an appropriate way.

 

These values are modelled by all staff and are reinforced throughout the curriculum, in assemblies and at all times throughout the school day.

For more information please see the document below.

Come and have a go on bug club!

Come and have a go on bug club! 1