Year 1

Spring 2021 – What’s happening this term? 

 
English

In Spring 1, our story books are: ‘Handa’s Surprise’ by Eileen Browne, ‘Meerkat Mail’ by Emily Gravett and ‘Monkey Puzzle’, by Julia Donaldson. In Spring 2, our story books are: ‘Oi Frog’ by Kes Gray, ‘Dogger’ by Shirley Hughes and ‘The Bog Baby’ by Jeanne Willis. 

Maths

Across the school we have adopted a scheme of work called ‘White Rose Maths’. If you would like more information on White Rose Maths please visit https://whiterosemaths.com. As part of our daily maths lessons, over the Spring 1, we be covering: Number – addition and subtraction to 20 and Place Value – within 20. In Spring 2, we will be covering: Place value – within 50 and Measurement – length and height, weight and volume.

Wider Curriculum

At Dane Bank Primary School, we teach our Geography, History and Science lessons around a learning question for either each half term or term. Through this question we also link other areas of the curriculum e.g. music, art/design.

  • Our Science learning question for the Spring term is: ‘Which is your favourite season?’ and ‘Which materials would you use to build an alien spaceship?’.
  • Our Geography learning question for Spring 1 is: ‘What will we see on our journey around the world?’.
  • Our History learning question for Spring 2 ‘Are iPads more fun than toys from the past?’.
  • In our computing sessions, throughout the Spring term, we will be understanding what algorithms are and learning about life online including online safety. 
  • In our art and design technology sessions we will be creating  digital landscape artwork (linked to our Geography Spring 1 unit) making peg dolls (linked to our Spring 2 History unit).
Year 1 Virtual Library
Please follow the link below to take you to the Year 1 Virtual Library. Here you will find all the books that the children will learn about in their English lessons as well as a link to be able to listen to the story at home. 

https://www.thinglink.com/scene/1416393725755523074 

 

 

 

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