Our topic this term is....
The Enchanted Woodland
If you go down to the woods today you’re in for a BIG surprise. Foxes and badgers, voles and mice, beady eyed owls in the swaying tree tops. Beneath the leaves are tiny footprints – animal or imp? You decide. Deciduous or evergreen? Can you match a leaf to its tree? Can you match a petal to its flower? Let’s build a den, stick by stick and branch by branch. Or we could make a teeny tiny home for a woodland fairy. Then let’s party down in the woods with Mr Fox and all his woodland friends. We’d better not get lost. Let’s leave a trail of conkers as we go. At last, it’s time to rest by the woodland fire, listening to stories and toasting our sweet, gooey marshmallows. Yum, yum.
We are using the following texts and digital literacy clips as a stimulus, for our writing and to learn about nouns and adjectives.
In term 1 we are consolidating our knowledge of phase 2 single sounds and some phase 3 diagraphs (2 letters 1 sound). We will also continue to practise our segmenting to spell and blending to read.
We will be focusing on year 1 common exception words, those words which we learn to read on sight.
Year One has started the year familiarising ourselves with our digits 0-9 and counting forward and backwards to 20.
We have also begun comparing measurements in length, height and weight, verbalising our thinking. We will also be practising our counting of objects in different sets and learning the term part-part-whole as a starting point for addition.
This term our Science topic is Plants. We will be observing the differences between evergreen and deciduous trees, and how these trees change throughout the seasons. As well as identifying parts of a tree and using leaves to identify the tree it belongs to.
In Challenge time, we continue to learn through play, using the skills learnt during teacher directed sessions and applying them to our own chosen activities. The children may chosen from a selection of our topic related challenges or focus on their own unique and diverse interests.