Welcome to Sapphire Class!
We are looking forward to a fun and exciting summer term. Our topic this half term is called 'Ancient Greece and the Olympics'
We will be finding out about how the Olympic Games began, reading some Greek Myths, learning about life in Ancient Greece and doing some fact finding about some of the countries that have hosted the Olympic Games.
We will be using our map skills to locate countries and cities in Geography and creating ancient Greek vases and Olympic medals in Art. We will ask and find answers to questions about education, sport, food and homes in Ancient Greece in our History lessons.
In maths we will be learning about money and time and in PSHE we are thinking about Our World and we will also be considering the importance of Speaking and Listening and completing activities to improve our listening skills.
This half term we are also thinking about our learning in Y1 and how we can get ready for Y2. On this page you will find copies of any letters we send out, as well as some resources to help support our learning in Year 1 and be ready for Year 2, such as phonics sound mats, a list of Year 1 words to read and spell and a handwriting guide.
Most children in Year 1 should know all of the Phase 3 and Phase 5 sounds and begin to use these in their writing, spelling words containing these sounds with increasing accuracy. We are working on being able to read and spell the Year 1 common exception words and demonstrate this consistently in our writing. Every day we complete a 'fluent write' activity to develop our handwriting and writing stamina and fluency. Our focus for written work is ensuring that our writing is neat and on the line, that we remember to use finger spaces and that all of sentences begin with capital letters and end with full stops. We will also be starting to use question marks, exclamation marks and speech punctuation.
We are also providing a selection of activities which can be completed at home if individual children are unable to attend school for any reason.
Should we need to close the Year 1 bubble at any point, we will provide remote learning daily via Microsoft Teams.
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Miss Harding and Miss Jones