Class Teacher - Mrs Pyman

Teaching Assistant - Patrick

Curriculum Newsletter Term 3
Curriculum newsletter Term 3 2023-24.do
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Welcome back to Term 3 - the final term in Year 1! It's hard to believe how fast time has gone. We are ready for yet another busy and fun filled great learning term!


This term the children will complete a variety of reading and writing tasks relating to fiction and non-fiction genres. A simple non-fiction report will be produced and we will encourage more content and stamina in their creative writing in preparation for Year 2! In Grammar, we will be looking at adverbs, tenses and contractions as well as compound words. To link in with our topic, we will be focusing on opinion writing and simple debating. Drama continues to be a great asset for building our self confidence and vocabulary. As always, we will be highlighting correct spelling, especially of the KS1 high frequency words. 


We will continue to develop number skills including counting in steps to and across 100, partitioning numbers into tens and ones. We will continue with measurement - length, weight and capacity using non-standard and standard units. We will begin to understand basic division and multiplication. This will all be introduced and reinforced with hands on practical activities, making arrays, repeated addition, sharing equally, fractions of halves and quarters and having a lot of fun as we learn! Maybe even a little sweet treat along the way!


Our topic this term is Reduce, Re-use, Recycle - the 3 R's. We will be exploring, identifying, classifying and contrasting materials to link in with our topic of what can be recycled or re-used. We will investigate the various properties of a variety of materials as well as carrying out simple scientific experiments to determine which materials are the most waterproof, the strongest for certain purposes and which are the weakest!

Lessons, laughter and some learning too!