Where do we belong?
This half term our learning will be focused on ourselves and our families. We still start by learning about what a family is and why they are important. We then explore different types of families and compare similarities and differences between our families. Then we will learn about where we are in the world. We will explore our local area and landmarks that are near to us. Then we will think about different places in England. How are they the same as Blackburn? How are they different? We will then learn about the capital city of England, London. We explore what it would be like to live London. Finally we will learn about 'The Royal Family'.
Some questions to explore with your grown ups at home...
Who is in your family?
Who lives in your house?
Are all families the same?
What makes a family special?
What do you like to do with your family?
All of our learning will be linked to different stories to help with our writing skills. We will be consolidating our basic writing skills and writing simple sentences to retell stories. We will also continue with our 'Helicopter Stories' to further our story telling skills.
In our maths lessons we will continue to use our knowledge of number to help solve problems and begin to develop explanations. We will continue to practise counting to 30 and beyond. We will consolidate our understanding of numbers to 20 and their value using practical resources. We will also explore addition and subtraction within 20. Finally, we will learn about capacity and time.
We will continue to revisit our phase 2 phonics and learn phase 3 sounds daily. We are continuing to segment and blend sounds to help us with our reading and writing.
Thankyou for your continued support in listening to your child read regularly and writing a comment in your child's reading record book.
PE bags should be brought back into school for P.E lessons, these should be labelled with your child's name and left in school.
Thankyou for your help in supporting your child on their learning journey.
Miss Aspin and Miss Ward
What a busy half term it has been in Bees class! It is almost Christmas and we have been working hard to put together our very own nativity production for you to enjoy at home.
The Bees class present 'Prickly Hay'.
Well done to all the Bees for a fabulous first term at school and a wonderful production. Merry Christmas to all! See you all in the New Year :)
We hope you enjoy our show, due to the size of the file we have uploaded the production in two parts click on the videos below......
My name is Miss Aspin and I am the teacher in Bees class! I can't wait to meet you all on our very first visit days together. We have lots of fun in Bees Class. We spend our days learning in the classroom and in our exciting outdoor area so don't forget to bring a nice warm coat with you as the weather begins to get colder!
We also have Miss Ward and Mrs Shirazi helping us with our learning in Bees Class and they are really excited to meet you all too. Mrs Issat will also be teaching the Bees Class on Thursdays and Fridays, I am sure some of you will remember her from Longshaw Nursery which is really exciting.
Our topic this term is 'If you go down into the woods, what would you find?'
As part of this topic we will be looking at how the season have changed and how this can mean that some woodland animals will have to hibernate. We will also be looks at some books set in Autumn and in the woods such as We're going on a Bear Hunt and Leaf Man.
We will have daily Phonics, Literacy and maths lessons. We will continue recapping all of the sounds we have learnt in phonics and introduce a few from phase 3. We are focusing on being able to blend and segment these sounds now. In Literacy we will be exploring lots of books to guide our learning and give us a new exciting focus each week! In maths we will continue to focus on teen numbers, being able to understand their value and recognise them.
We will also be learning lots of new creative skills and building impressive creations in the construction areas. On Tuesday afternoons we will be learning outside with 'Hedgehog' in the forest school who has lots of exciting activities planned for you!
The Bees class will have PE lessons every Thursday so please make sure they have a suitable kit in school. Our school PE kit is a white T-Shirt, blue or black shirts and pumps.
As the term continues children will be given a blue school bag and a reading book. Please make sure you read with your child every night and sign their home reading record.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me on the Year 1 playground door as you drop your child off or pick them up.