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Year 1

Spring Term 2020


Welcome to the Spring Term!


In Science this term, we will be investigating the properties of materials such as glass, wood, metal, rock and plastic. We will handle, create, sort, observe and record to show that we are true scientist and understand the materials we use every day.


Our topic this term will be about the Oceans. We will become familiar with their names, locations and their properties. Our Science learning from last term will be revisited as we understand the types of animals found in the different Oceans. We will also link our topic learning with Science this term so we can understand the impact different materials have on our Oceans.


In English, we will be starting the term with instruction writing. We will be learning why instructions are important and writing our own instructions to trap different creatures. We will also be looking at information books and researching nocturnal animals with a view to writing our own information books on ‘Hedgehogs’. After half term, we will then be looking at different fairy tales. We will be writing letters to different characters from the stories and also write our own versions of the stories.


In Maths, we will be continuing to develop our number fluency to 20. We will also be looking at addition and subtraction within 20 (using the part whole model), language and problem solving and counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. Later on in the term, we will be looking at developing our understanding of combinations of money up to 20p. We will also be learning about simple standard and non-standard units of measure.


This term is action packed and we are looking forward to all the learning that the children will be doing. If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to catch me briefly after school, or make an appointment via the office.


Please do keep following us on Twitter if you are not yet doing so - this will give you an excellent insight to all of the learning that 1 Earth and the rest of the school get up to.


Kind Regards,


Mrs Pryke.


School tours for Nursery September 2020 - dates are on the website - please book via the school office.