Welcome to the Spring Term in Sapphire Class!


Hello Sapphire Class and Happy New Year! I hope you and your families are all happy, healthy and safe. Things are a little bit different this Spring Term as the majority of you will be spending time learning remotely from home. The aim this term is to cover as many of the objectives you would have covered had you been in school to ensure that good progress is still made and you have access to a broad, creative and fun curriculum.

English

For the first couple of weeks we will be reading ‘The Odd Egg’ by Emily Gravett. We will be researching facts about bird and alligator eggs and use our knowledge to create a fact file. We will also create a wanted poster to help catch any other alligator eggs out on the loose.

We will then begin reading ‘Beegu’ by Alexis Deacon. We will retell the story, sequence events, use adjectives to describe Beegu and write our own story.

Maths

In Maths for the first few weeks we will be focusing on addition and subtraction. We will be learning how to use a number line to help us. Then we will be learning more about place value with numbers up to 50. I will encourage you to use practical resources that you can find at home to help you. We will also be playing lots of fun number games to help warm up our Maths brains.

Our Topic this term is ‘Change in Living Memory’

In the first part of the Spring Term in Science we will be exploring materials. We will go on a material hunt and describe the properties of materials. We will consider why materials are used for certain objects and will question ‘what would happen if everything I touched turned to jelly’?

For the Spring Term we will be looking at changes in living memory. We will be exploring the ways in which life has changed over the time of our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. We will observe old photographs of daily life and ask our relatives about their life when they were in Year 1. We will complare this to our life and make notes about similarities and differences. We will also research how toys have changed over time and we will have a go at making our own traditional toy.

R.E

In our Religious Education this term we will be asking the big questions ‘What does it Mean to be Muslim?’, ‘What are God’s rules for living – The 10 commandments?’ and ‘Why is Easter the most important festival for Christians?’

PSHE

We will be learning about keeping safe and well and how to look after ourselves. We will learn about personal safety and who we can talk to when we need help, about germs and the importance of hygiene and about people who help us to stay safe and well.