Year 1

Welcome to Year 1L!

This half term our topic is: Where would you prefer to live: England or Africa?

Spring 1 This half term we will be comparing England with Africa. We have started looking at animals, comparing UK and African animals and classifying them; mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians. We will also be looking at African music and art and trying recreate this with our own ‘twist’. As part of our topic we are going to be looking at healthy eating and tasting some traditional African food.

Can you name The Big 5 animals in the picture?

The first week back after Christmas we visited Stanley Head. This was with a literacy focus based around Julia Donaldson’s new book, The Giant Jumperee’. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and wrote recounts when we got back to school.

Stanley Head by Evana Jacob
Farst we went on the bus. Next we don a canfiur (campfire). The we etid awr food. After we dun the blindfold. Then we went in the minebus and we went finlleey we went school.

Stanley Head by Sofian Mohammed.
First we went on the minibus and we were der (there). Next we went on the forist and we went a little bit kloaser and we saw the bear. Then we had lunch. After we went on a blindfold walk.

How can you help at home?
Our families can support our learning by:
• encouraging your child to complete their daily phonics homework, to read regularly and to sign their diaries.
• talking to the pupils about their learning
• trips to the library can also be a great help and we always welcome information brought in from home to aid our learning.
• To use Bug Club on an iPad, download an app called Puffin. This allows you to use the website.

Class Information:
• Please ensure long hair is always tied back, this stops from distractions.
• PE is on Thursday and Friday – earrings must be removed.
• Homework is given out on a Wednesday to be returned the following Monday.