Reevy Hill Primary School

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Year 1b

Welcome to Year 1b

Welcome to Year 1B


In English this half-term we are continuing to use the story 'Man on the Moon - a day in the life of Bob' to focus on using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops when writing stories. We will write our own story about our trip to the moon! We will also look at letter writing using the story 'The Jolly Postman' to inspire us. 


We have phonics daily and will be using Little Wandle to support this learning. We will also be participating in reading session three times a week to help develop fluency and comprehension. Please note that we will have the phonics screening check towards the end of Year 1.  


In our Love of Reading time, we have been coming together as a class to enjoy a book selected from the '100 books of Tyldesley', that have all been purposefully collated to provide a broad range of texts to suit the children needs and experiences. 


In Maths, we are looking at addition and subtraction. We are learning about partitioning numbers using the part whole method and will then apply this to writing number sentences. We will then move on to fact families and number bonds.


In Science we will be learning about animals. We will be looking at mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds and fish. We will then look at animal classification. We will also look at animal habitats and why animals are equipped to deal with that type of habitat. 


We have continued with weekly RE, PSHE, Computing and Music lessons. In RE we will been looking at 'Why Christians celebrate Christmas' and how the best gifts may not come from a present. In Computing we are continuing to learn basic computational skills and also educating ourselves on how to keep safe online. In music we have been using the BBC Ten pieces to listen to and discuss music. We will then perform our own music. Our PSHE lessons are focusing on celebrating differences. This is vital to help children understand the importance of equality. We are all amazing in our own way and we are all very different, and that's great!


In History, we will be looking at the differences between our lives and out grandparents. We will look at homes from the 1970's and how they differ to ours. We will also taste some food made famous in the 1970's, listen to some music and look at fashion in the 1970's. 


Our PE lessons will be on Wednesday and all children are to come in school in their full PE kit. Our focus this term is Dance. We will be learning a dance to. 'I just can't wait to be king' from The Lion King.


Miss Whitwam