Term 3 Overview

During this term, the children will be learning all about toys. In English the children will be using the book “Traction Man is Here” to help them write a story. They will also be writing stories using their own toys. They 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. In Science the children will be looking at seasonal changes and weather, with a focus on Winter. They will be making their own Winter fact book. We will also look at materials and their properties. This links to our D&T work.

In Computing the children will be learning to use programmable toys.

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.