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In Spring 1 we are learning...


In Phonics this half term we are learning the new GPCs: sh, th, ng, ai, ee. They read the new GPCs learnt and consolidate their phonics knowledge practising key skills such as blending and segmenting. In our phonics books, we begin to write words with he new graphemes learnt as well as writing familiar words using previously taught graphemes.


In Reading, children will read aloud simple sentences and books that are consistent with their phonic knowledge, including some common exception words (red words).


In Writing, children are spelling words by identifying sounds in them and representing the sounds with a letter or letters. 


In our daily Rhyme Time, we will be singing the following nursery rhymes this half term: If you’re happy and you know it, Head, shoulders knees and toes and Incy wincy spider. 


In Maths we are introducing the concept of zero, developing the skill of subitising (instantly recognising the number of objects in a group without needing to count them), building on the knowledge of 1 more and 1 less and developing their conceptual subitising (seeing sets of numbers within other sets). 


In Topic lessons we will be learning about plastic pollution in our oceans.  Children learn to name the animals found in our oceans and some of the features of marine animal groups. They will learn about the causes of pollution in our oceans and ways in which we can reduce this. 


In RE we will be learning about God and how Christians believe he is the creator of the universe. 


In our PE lessons we will be exploring different ways of using our hands to move with a ball. 


In Art lessons we will be looking at the artist Turner and experimenting with texture. Children will explore colours by layering and explore different brush strokes. 


In French we will be learning the numbers 1-5 through popular children's songs and finger rhymes.


In Music, the theme is My Stories and children will be listening to and creating different styles of music and playing classroom instruments. 


Our Oracy focus is things me and my family do to help our planet. Please see an e-mail sent to parents for  further information regarding this, including the week your child can bring in a showing. 


Knowledge Organisers should be used to support your child throughout the topic being covered. They provide end points which is the knowledge that children will gain from this unit of work. They also show the learning that has taken place before and how this will link to future learning. Children will use these both in school and at home to supplement their learning, allowing us to work collaboratively together.


Knowledge Organisers are designed to help provide additional support and direction for families to support learning at home. They can be used as a point of reference for year group knowledge and expectations within the given topic area.


RE - What things did God create?

Spring 1 Music - singing, playing percussion and introducing the glockenspiels