Year One

In Term Two, Year One will continue to explore what peace and conflict means, and resolutions for dealing with conflict.  They will look at causes of disagreement at personal, classroom and household levels. They will also explore co-operation and conflict resolution, inspired by our core text ‘The Fort’ by Laura Perdew in English. Throughout the term, the children will develop their independent writing by using verbs and adverbs to describe characters. Throughout the term they will also explore and compare characters emotions and discover why different emotions and feelings can affect the way the characters behave and interact together. The children will end the term writing instructions on how to use our new school buddy bench.

Our maths this half term will focus on place value, addition and subtraction and exploring that they are inverse operations. We will continue developing our skills of counting forwards and backwards to 20. We will continue to develop our mental maths skills as well as our ability to use a range of strategies to problem solve, by applying our knowledge of adding and subtracting to real life contexts. Towards the end of the term, we will be exploring and identifying 2D and 3D shapes. In science, we will be learning about materials in the world around us and comparing and contrasting their properties, focusing on what makes a material waterproof. In art, we will be using mixed media to create prints in the style of our featured local Medway artist, Jackie Trinder. We will be focussing on our drawing and shading skills considering how to use collaging to create depth. In RE, we will be learning about Hinduism, then focusing on Christianity. Our PE lessons will focus on developing our multi skills and collaboration, by learning how to improve our agility, stamina and accuracy.

In Year 1, our reading books will be changed on a Monday and a Friday. Parents can support their children's learning through reading and discussing the books daily, recording in reading journals and by giving children the opportunity to visit the local library to read about and research our topics. We will also be sending out spellings, phonics and maths related activities on a Friday, which are due the following Wednesday. Additionally, there will be a variety of homework activities to choose from at the start of the term relating to our overarching theme of Peace and Conflict.

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