Welcome to Puffins - Reception/Year 1
This half term our overarching theme is ‘Ready, Steady, Grow’
The children will be immersed in the story ‘After the Storm’ by Nick Butterworth. They will learn, retell and innovate the story. The children will enjoy a range of stories written by Nick Butterworth in class to support their writing. The children will paint and draw characters thinking about their features.
Science will be in focus, the children will investigate our enquiry question “How do plants grow?” They will be learning about the parts of a flower and their functions. They will plant seeds and bulbs, investigating which conditions are the best for a plant to grow. The children will also be looking at how plants and trees change in the different seasons. The children will be thinking about how to keep themselves safe and healthy and will be looking at the effects healthy sleep, healthy eating, tooth brushing, regular physical activity and screen time have on their bodies.
In maths, Reception will be learning numbers to 10, learning to count accurately, composition of 10, finding one more and one less and learning number bonds to 10.
Year 1 children will be looking at place value within 50; representing, ordering and comparing numbers to 50. They will also learn about measures, finding out about and comparing length, height, mass and volume.
In the lead up to Easter, in R.E Year 1 will explore the question: ‘Why was Jesus welcomed like a king or celebrity by the crowds on Palm Sunday?’ Reception will explore the key question: ‘What is Easter?’
In music we will be learning about the weather and changing seasons, listening to music by Beethoven and learning songs linked to our learning.
Puffins have P.E on Monday and Tuesday each week, please ensure that your child's kit is in school each day. The focus this half term in PE is net and wall. Within this the children will be learning a variety of ball skills. Learning to throw and catch, pass the ball using a chest pass and dribbling a ball with their feet.
We will continue to use Tapestry to share your child's learning with you and to share important class messages. Please make sure you check the app regularly. Click here for Tapestry website
Please make sure book bags are brought into school daily.
Mrs Kistle and Mrs Hart