Nile - Year One
This half term our topic is ‘Why can’t a Meerkat live in the North Pole?’. During this topic we will be using the book ‘Meerkat Mail’ by Emily Gravett to help us with our reading/writing and to understand where meerkats live and why they live where they do. We will also use the book to help us write different text types including letters and postcards. Then we will be looking at the characteristics and features of a desert. After looking at the characteristics of a desert, we shall then look at the animals we would find there and use this information to write reports. In Art we will look at hot and cold colours and how to make different shades. In maths we will continue to learn about addition and subtraction to 20 and place value to fifty.
Our MindMate topic this half term will be Strong Emotions where we will learn to recognise what is fair/unfair and kind/unkind. We will also find out how to recognise someone that is being unkind, including ourselves. Our PSHE topic will be, Careers, financial capability and economic wellbeing where we will learn about where money comes from, making choices when spending money and how to save money and keep it safe.
PE will be on Monday and Friday this half term. Children need both indoor and outdoor kits with them in school every day and they must remember to bring their trainers on PE days.
Please continue to read at home every night, practise sounds from your child’s sound pack and practise speed reading words. It is also very important that your child can spell all the speed reading words that they can read. Please practise spelling these words at home. If you can read the speed reading words you should be able to spell them!