This term our topic is called Animal Adventures. We will be finding out about animals from Britain and across the world. We are going to be using our enquiry skills to find out about different types of animals - mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds, insects, fish, carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. Once we have completed our research, we will be producing information texts and riddles about our chosen animals.
Also in this topic, we will be exploring the rainforest, specifically focusing on the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil. We will be finding out about life in Brazil and comparing it to our local area. As part of this study, we will be having out about the Rio de Janeiro carnival and designing our own masks and outfits.
During this topic, some of the texts we will be reading include Meerkat Mail, Pongo, Monkey Puzzle and This Bear Belongs to Emily Brown.
P.E and Outdoor Education
During the Summer term, our P.E lesson will be on a Thursday afternoon.
This term, we will be accessing exciting outdoor education opportunities with the Real Adventure Through Sport team. These sessions will help us develop our fine and gross motor skills, communication and social skills and it will be linked into our science topics about plants and animals.
For these sessions, children need to wear appropriate clothing and footwear (which you don't mind getting a bit muddy). Also, they will need a coat or waterproof jacket, hat and gloves, a sun hat and sun cream depending on the weather.
Phonics in Year 1
At King Street, we follow the Letters and Sound guidance which is split into phases from 1 to 6 and has lots of engaging games and activities. In Year 1, we focus on activities from phase 3 -5.
The Phonics Screening Test will take place during the week beginning Monday 10th June. During the test, the children read 40 words 1:1 with Mrs Kane. These words are a mixture of 20 real words and 20 nonsense or 'alien' words. The nonsense words check their ability to blend sounds into unfamiliar words. Reading real and nonsense words is a part of our daily phonics lessons, so it is an activity the children are familiar with.