Spring Bank Primary School

Year 1 Category

 

Last half term Year 1 visited Tropical World as part of their Animal Mayhem topic.

We saw lots of butterflies, different types of fish, tarantulas, meerkats and even crocodiles!

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Wednesday 12th June 2019

 

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 sessions 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

 

Computing – Programming

 

RE and Music will be taught on a Wednesday by Miss Clark. 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

 

 

Wednesday 17th April 2019

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

RE – We will be looking at ‘What does it mean to belong to a Church or a Mosque?’

RE and Music will be taught on a Wednesday by Mrs Birdi. They will be looking at how to use computers to research in computing and music linked to minibeasts.
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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?

The deadline for this is Monday 20th May 2019.

If you have any questions please come and ask us.

Yours Faithfully,

Caroline Mitchell
Baldeep Bhogal

 

Dear Year 1 and Year 2,

Can you solve my problem for me? You can post your answers on the Problem Solving board in the hall.

Good luck!

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Warning! Terrible maths joke…

Why was the maths book sad?

 

Because it had too many problems!!

 

I look forward to seeing your answers! And any better maths jokes than mine!

From Mrs Baruah

 

Year 1 went to Temple Newsam to take part in a Princess and the Pea workshop. We went through the house telling and joining in the story.

 

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Dear Parents/Carers,

 

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 Music will be taught on a Wednesday by Miss Clark. They will be looking at ‘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? The completion date for this is Friday 29th March.

 

 

If you have any questions please come and ask us.

 

Yours Faithfully,

 

Caroline Mitchell

Baldeep Bhogal

 

On Friday 26th January lots of Year 1 parents came to join us for our maths lesson. There were 2 problem solving activities and both of them got us ALL thinking.

We all enjoyed solving these problems and working together!

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A part of our topic” Doctor, Doctor”, in the first half term, we visited Lotherton Hall. Here we met Florence Nightingale who is a very important person. We found out that she helped lots of people in the Crimean War. We learnt what she took to the war with her and helped Florence pack her suitcase. She had a pet owl that she nursed back to health when it became injured and she carried this around in her pocket. We were given our own owls to look after during the trip.

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We also went to the Teddy Bear’s hospital where we learnt how to look after our bears and put bandages on them

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In literacy we were looking at instructions. Our parents came in for the morning and we had lots of fun following instructions to make different paper animals and hats.

 

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Wednesday 15th January 2019

 

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 Music will be taught on a Wednesday by Miss Clark. 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

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