Spring Bank Primary School

Year 1 Category

 

Wednesday 6th June 2018

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Welcome back we hope that you had a wonderful break. Here is some information you may find useful and an overview of the learning that will be taking place this half term.

 

PE

PE is on Thursday and Friday. Both of our session will be outside this half term (weather permitting).

Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school (white t-shirt, dark shorts and trainers). It is also really helpful if these items are labelled with your child’s name! Please can children leave their kits in school at all times, as sometimes the timetable can change. Trainers will be needed this half term!

 

Reading Books

Please try to listen to your child read every day and sign or tick their reading record book, showing that it had been read.

Our class library day is Monday when children may select a book at lunchtime to take home from the library.

 

Topic

This half term our topic is ‘Wonderful Wool”.

 

Science – We will be looking at materials. We will look at their characteristics and what these materials can make. We will also be focusing on wool and how it is made.

 

History – We will be looking at Armley Mills and how the wool trade had changed in the years and how jobs have changed.

 

Art – We will be using materials in different ways.

 

PE – Thursday – Outdoor and adventurous.

Friday – Athletics

 

Music – We will be looking at music linked to summer.

 

RE and Computing will be taught on a Wednesday by Mrs Birdi. They will be looking at how to use computers to research in computing and ‘What does it mean to belong to a Church or a Mosque?’ in RE.

 

 

Homework

 

Homework is set throughout the school half termly. They will have a few weeks to complete the project and can complete it in any way they like. Ways of presenting their work is:

  • Through writing
  • Photographs
  • Art work
  • Sculptures
  • Anything that inspires their creative side.

 

This half term we are looking at different materials. Could you choose a material and find out about it or make something with it?

 

 

If you have any questions please come and ask us.

 

Yours Faithfully,

 

Caroline Mitchell

Baldeep Bhogal

 

Last week Year 1 went on a Trip to Tropical World. In the morning we took part in a workshop. We found out how to identify mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and birds. Then we ‘interviewed’ a tree by finding our how tall they were and how old they were using measurements. Next we went on a mini-beast hunt and we found lots of them! We also had our very own meerkat when one of us dressed up as one.

In the afternoon we went into Tropical World and saw lots of other animals. We liked the butterflies, crocodile and meerkats. We also got up VERY close to a bird who wasn’t scared by us! we also found Nemo and Dory!

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Wednesday 18th April 2018

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Welcome back we hope that you had a wonderful break. Here is some information you may find useful and an overview of the learning that will be taking place this half term.

 

PE

PE is on Thursday and Friday. Both of our session will be outside this half term (weather permitting).

Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school (white t-shirt, dark shorts and trainers). It is also really helpful if these items are labelled with your child’s name! Please can children leave their kits in school at all times, as sometimes the timetable can change. Trainers will be needed this half term!

 

Reading Books

Please try to listen to your child read every day and sign or tick their reading record book, showing that it had been read.

Our class library day is Monday when children may select a book at lunchtime to take home from the library.

 

Topic

This half term our topic is ‘Animal Mayhem’.

 

Science – We will be looking at different animals. We will look at their characteristics and their body parts. We will also be focusing on some animals and writing an information text about it.

 

DT – We will be making animal fridge magnets.

 

Art – We will be using clay to make animals.

 

PE – Thursday – Rounders

Friday – Athletics

 

Music – We will be looking at music linked to minibeasts.

 

RE and Computing will be taught on a Wednesday by Mrs Birdi. They will be looking at how to use computers to research in computing and ‘What does it mean to belong to a Church or a Mosque?’ in RE.

 

Homework

 

Homework is set throughout the school half termly. They will have a few weeks to complete the project and can complete it in any way they like. Ways of presenting their work is:

  • Through writing
  • Photographs
  • Art work
  • Sculptures
  • Anything that inspires their creative side.

 

This half term we are looking at animals. Could you find out about your favourite animal/s or could you create your own animal?

 

 

If you have any questions please come and ask us.

 

Yours Faithfully,

 

Caroline Mitchell

Baldeep Bhogal

 

As part of our topic Into the Freezer we looked closely at Antarctica and what it is like there. We also compared it to the Arctic. We made pictures with moving parts set in the Arctic or Antarctica.

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Last half term we all became Meteorologists and collected the weather each day. Here are some of our findings.

 

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Wednesday 7th March 2018

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Welcome back we hope that you had a wonderful break. Here is some information you may find useful and an overview of the learning that will be taking place this half term.

 

PE

PE is on Thursday and Friday.

Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school (white t-shirt, dark shorts and trainers). It is also really helpful if these items are labelled with your child’s name! Please can children leave their kits in school at all times, as sometimes the timetable can change. Trainers will be needed this half term!

 

Reading Books

Please try to listen to your child read every day and sign or tick their reading record book, showing that it had been read.

Our class library day is Monday when children may select a book at lunchtime to take home from the library.

 

Topic

This half term our topic is ‘Once Upon a Time’.

 

Science – We looked at plants. We learnt about what the parts of a plant are and found out the names of some garden and wild flowers. We also looked at the differences between deciduous and evergreen trees.

 

Geography – we will be using maps and globes to find out what makes a good map. We will look at the 4 main compass points and use this language and other directional language to describe where things are. At the end of the topic we will draw our own map based on a familiar Fairy Tale.

 

Art – We will look at plants and carefully make observational drawings. We will also be looking at the work of Monet and try to replicate some of his work.

 

PE – Thursday – Tennis.

Friday – Gymnastics

 

 

 

 

Music – we will be looking at music linked to Fairy Tales

 

RE and Computing will be taught on a Wednesday by Mrs Birdi. They will be looking at how to use data on the computer in computing and ‘Why are stories important?’ in RE.

 

Homework

 

Homework is set throughout the school half termly. They will have a few weeks to complete the project and can complete it in any way they like. Ways of presenting their work is:

  • Through writing
  • Photographs
  • Art work
  • Sculptures
  • Anything that inspires their creative side.

 

Can children show what their favourite Fairy Tale is or create a new Fairy Tale?

 

 

If you have any questions please come and ask us.

 

Yours Faithfully,

 

Caroline Mitchell

Baldeep Bhogal

 

 

Wednesday 10th January 2018

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Welcome back and Happy New Year! We hope that you had a wonderful break. Here is some information you may find useful and an overview of the learning that will be taking place this half term.

 

PE

PE is on Thursday and Friday.

Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school (white t-shirt, dark shorts and trainers). It is also really helpful if these items are labelled with your child’s name! Please can children leave their kits and trainers in school at all times, as sometimes the timetable can change.

 

Reading Books

Please try to listen to your child read every day and sign or tick their reading record book, showing that it had been read.

Our class library day is Monday when children may select a book at lunchtime to take home from the library.

 

Topic

This half term our topic is ‘Into the Freezer’.

 

Science – we will be looking at the seasons. How the weather is different in each season and how the day length changes according to the time of year.

 

Geography – we will be using maps and globes to look at the world. We will focus on being able to name the 7 continents and the oceans and be able to show where they are. We will be focusing on the cold areas of the world and exploring what it is like to live in Antarctica. We will also be collecting weather data and comparing it with Antarctica.

 

Art / DT – towards the end of the topic the children will design a moving picture that uses cold colours.

 

PE – Thursday – dance linked to topic.

Friday – invasion games, learning rugby skills. How to catch and pass a ball and to     work as a team member.

Music – we will be looking at music linked to weather, the seasons and the Chinese New Year.

 

RE and Computing will be taught on a Wednesday by Mrs Birdi. They will be looking at how to use data on the computer in computing and ‘Why we care for people’ in RE.

 

Homework

 

Homework is set throughout the school half termly. They will have a few weeks to complete the project and can complete it in any way they like. Ways of presenting their work is:

  • Through writing
  • Photographs
  • Art work
  • Sculptures
  • Anything that inspires their creative side.
  • Can the children find out what is like to live in the coldest parts of the earth?

 

If you have any questions please come and ask us.

 

Yours Faithfully,

 

Caroline Mitchell

Mrs Bhogal

 

Last week Year 1 were busy making their own puppets. They all made a snowman.

Have a look at the final result!

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Since the beginning of Year 1 we have been going out with Elena and Mr Tooley in small groups and using the outdoor areas to help us learn.

In the first half term we were focusing on the season of Autumn and using our senses. We went to find Autumn with our ‘lookers’.

We made self portraits using natural materials that we found.

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This half term Year 1 have continued to go out with Elena and Mr Tooley to use the natural environment to explore games and make toys.

To finish off, they all made their own hobby horse toys using some natural materials that they had collected in the school grounds. In fact we had a range of animals including horses, reindeer, bulls, sabre tooth tigers, camels.

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