We hope that you had a fantastic Easter Break! We are looking forward to another great half term in year one.

What are we learning?


This half term our topic in Year One is Fabracadabra, where the children will learn about artists and sculptors. The children will recreate art and sculptures in particular styles, whilst having the opportunity to be creative themselves.
We will be learning about Andy Goldsworthy and the art he creates with natural materials. We will find out about Wassily Kandinsky and will recreate his concentric circles.


This half term we will be learning about different materials and their properties, such as metal, wood, plastic, and fabric. We will be sorting and describing materials as well as learning which materials are natural or man-made materials.


The children will be reading a range of stories that will encourage different styles of writing. The children will be reading ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ where they will be able to focus on the features of a letter and then write their own. The children will continue to use adjectives in their writing to make it more interesting as well as using capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks. During the final week of half term, as part of our challenge, the children will be writing detailed evaluations where they will think carefully about how they have worked within their team and how their final sculpture has turned out.


During this half term the children will be learning about positional and directional language that includes left, right, full turn, half turn, quarter turn and three-quarter turn. The children will be writing numerals 1-20 as words and completing activities linked to the days of the week and months of the year.
Please continue to help your child with quick recall of number bonds to 10 and 20 and continue practising to count in 2s, 5s and 10s.


P.E will now be outside. Children need to bring a pair of trainers, a navy or black jumper/fleece (no hoods) and a pair of navy or black leggings or jogging bottoms to keep them warm on cooler days.

Children SHOULD NOT be wearing earrings in school.

Thank you for your continued support,

The Year 1 Team


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