Pine Grove, Manchester, Lancashire M30 9JP
Key Stage One
Happy New Year!
Year 1 This term the Year 1 theme is ‘Life Before Me’. The children will learn what life was like in the past. They will find out about shops and houses from the Victorian era and look at artefacts from the past. We are hoping to arrange a trip to Lark Hill Place in Salford to bring this topic to life and to allow the children to compare the shops on Monton Road with a Salford street over 100 years ago.
In Geography the children will learn about Monton, discuss what it is like and what they can see on their way to school. They will look at the different types of houses near school and use simple maps.
In Science the topic is light and our DT topic will link to this. The children will make shadow puppets using levers. We will also make simple animations on the computer using ‘stickmen’.
Our music topic is In the Groove and will introduce the children to Blues music.
In RE the children will continue to learn about Christianity and how important festivals are celebrated. Our Jigsaw learning is about setting goals and working hard to achieve them which links with New Year Resolutions.
The children continue to have phonics, writing and spelling lessons every day as well as a daily maths lesson. Thank you for your support with homework. If you are having any problems with MyMaths please let the class teacher know. Also please sign your child’s reading record when they read to you each day. This helps us to see how many times they have practised their book before changing.
PE days this half term are: Mrs Leyland – Tuesday and Ms Matthews – Wednesday.