Can you believe it is the final half term of Year 1? It has been such a busy and exciting year still with more to squeeze in. During the course of this term we will be doing lots of work with the Year 2 team to prepare the children for September. This will include attending story, play, game and craft sessions led by their new teachers. Later in the term we will be holding an evening for parents and carers to come and meet Year 2 team.
On Thursday 7th June we will be going to Arundel Castle as part of our history learning. As you can imagine this will be a very busy day and we aim to leave as close to 9am as possible. We will open the doors to Year 1 at 8:30 to give us plenty of time to get the children ready for the coach journey. This really is a fantastic school trip and really helps the children’s understanding of castles develop so thank you for your support.
The week commencing 11th June is also Year 1 Phonics Screening week. Children will take the screening check with a teacher who is familiar to them in Year 1 on an individual basis. It looks like this below. Please use the link below for some more information on the phonics check.
In English this half term…
As usual we will be enjoying a range of texts for pleasure but this half term we will have a specific focus on non-fiction texts. We will also be learning to write a non-fiction text in the form of a non-chronological report. Some of the feature we will be learning to write include questions, title, sub headings and an opening statement to hook the reader. Here is the model we will be learning in Year 1.
The Tyrannosaurus Rex
The T-Rex was one of the most famous types of dinosaur!
How big was the T-Rex?
The T-Rex was one of the largest of the land predator dinosaurs. The T-Rex measured up to 43 feet long and weighed as much as 7.5 tons. The dinosaur is often used in movies and films such as Jurassic Park because of its size and overall fearsome image.
What did the T-Rex eat?
The T-rex ate meat from other animals and dinosaurs but some believe the T-Rex was a predator (hunted and killed it’s own food) or whether it was a scavenger (stole food from other animals).
You can see the first fossil ever found from a T-Rex in London’s National History Museum.
In Maths this half term…
We will use this half term to have a focus on some of the areas we have found trickier this year, including fractions and division. We will also have a big focus on problem solving in a range of context.
If you would like to continue supporting your child’s learning at home come and speak to a member of the Year 1 team. Here are some website to get you started.
www.phonicsplay.co.uk (you don’t need to subscribe to access the free games)