Learning in Year One this half term: In English the children will read and listen to two stories by Simon Bartram, Man on the Moon and Dougal’s Deep-Sea Diary. They look at the settings of the two stories, building their vocabulary, and use imaginative role play to explore the characters. They use the stories’ structures (a day-in-the-life and a diary) to retell the stories, and write alternative tales about the characters, diary entries, postcards and longer narratives, revising the use of ‘and’ to join sentences. In Maths we are continuing to learn about addition and subtraction. We will be focusing a lot on number bonds to 10 and 20. There will be a lot of focus on the most efficient way to work things out and not to use their fingers to count on when they know number facts. We will also be working on some shape and measurement. In Science we are learning about plants and animals- related to our dinosaur topic-sorting and classifying and observing closely. In RE we are learning about ‘Salvation’ and the importance of Easter for Christians. Our Topic this half term is ‘Dinosaur Planet’. Stomp, crash, roar! Watch out – there are dinosaurs about! Yes, that’s right, we’re travelling back in time to the age of the dinosaurs. This half term, we’ll look closely at ancient fossils and study reptiles to understand how dinosaurs may have lived and eventually died out. We’ll learn about the great fossil hunter, Mary Anning, and follow in her footsteps, studying dinosaur teeth and bones to find out what dinosaurs liked to eat. Learning dinosaur names, creating puzzling riddles, writing fantastic fact files and creating exciting dinosaur stories are some of the other activities we’ll be involved in this half term. We’ll also use our artistic skills to make model dinosaurs and to design dinosaur landscapes.

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Year 1 Class Teacher

Miss Toner

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St Chad's Church of England Primary Academy Northolme Avenue West Park Leeds West Yorkshire LS16 5QR Telephone: 0113 274 7110 Email: katy.dixon@stchadsprimary.net Abbey Multi Academy Trust, c/o Chapter House Abbey Grange C of E Academy Butcher Hill Leeds LS16 5EA Telephone: 0113 275 7877 Email: enquiries@abbeytrust.org
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