Term 4 Overview

During Term 4, the children will be learning all about Spring. They will be beginning to learn about plants and starting to learn some names of common plants and trees. We will be planting some different plants with the children, including potatoes, vegetables and bulbs. In Science the children will continue to look at seasonal weather.

In maths this term we are working on place value (within 50). We are looking at tens and ones, one more one less, comparing objects within 50, ordering numbers within 50 and working on counting in 2s and 5s.

The children will be continuing with Phase 5 phonics and guided reading. Please try to read with your child every day and remember to sign their reading diary, so that we know they are reading regularly at home. We will be using the science focus in our writing by studying chicks and noting observations.

In PSHE/science including aspects of health, hygiene, SRE and safety in her PPA sessions.

Learning behaviour in Year 1

Our motto is:

“It’s ok if you don’t know
but it’s not ok if you don’t try!”

Making mistakes help us learn and thoughts help us grow!

Remind your child that: “I can’t do it,” does not exist. Encourage them to think,”I can’t do it… Yet!”

Every fortnight, the children will be randomly paired up with a new learning partner. This helps to develop the children’s relationships with their classmates and ensures that all children are involved in whole class discussions.