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Kings WorthyPrimary School

Y1 Spring 1 2021

Topic 3 - Memory Box

For the first half of the Spring term we will be using our toy topic to help us with our history. We will be thinking and learning about:

History of toys:
* Identifying similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods.
* Comparing old and new toys.
* Ordering toys on a timeline from oldest to newest.

Literacy:   We will be writing simple sentences and learning about what makes a good sentence, including adding capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We will also begin to punctuate sentences using a questions mark. Over this half term, we will be writing in different contexts such as writing our own narratives in the style of Traction Man by Mini Grey, and their 500 word stories. 

Phonics: We will have daily phonics lessons and follow the Read, Write Inc programme. This half term we will be introducing the children to the phonics screening. We will be revising phase 4 and beginning phase 5 sounds.

Number - Counting forwards and backwards in 2's, and 10's. Representing and using number bonds and related facts within 20. Solving one step problems including multiplication.
Measure - Comparing, describing and solving practical problems for mass and weight using non-standard and standard units.
Addition and Subtraction - We will be consolidating our addition and subtraction skills with larger numbers (to 50) and working on quick recall of number facts within 20. 

IT:  We have IT in the IT suite and also have access to laptops in class during the mornings. We will be practising logging on to the computers, practising mouse control and learning to type. We will be using programmes such as 2Publish+ and Tux Typing.

PE:   Indoors on Tuesday mornings. Outdoor PE on Thursday afternoons - weather dependent! Please can children arrive at school in their PE kits for the day. 

Art: In our art lessons this half term we will be looking at textiles and sewing. 

Music: This half term we will be thinking about dynamics and tempo and creating our own music for toys.