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Year 1: Crickets

Welcomtthe Crickets!


Hello and welcome!

*Meet the Crickets grown-ups*

The grown-ups in the Crickets class are Mrs Walton, Mrs Gill, Miss Evans and Mr Richardson. We love teaching the Crickets and we are so proud of their achievements!

If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you!

*Our Christian Value for the term*


Trust, feeling comfortable in each other’s company, being able to share joys and sorrows are all features of friendship and these are things of immense value. True friendship enables each person to grow and ensures that the unique individuality of each person is recognised. All this echoes the value placed by God on the preciousness of each person.

Learning to be a good friend, someone who can be trusted and
is loyal, takes a lifetime. Talk together about how friends
come in all shapes and sizes. Some are young, some are old.
Some are always there, some we see only occasionally.
• How do we choose our friends?
• What makes a good friend?
• Are we a good friend to others?

*Our Learning for the term*



As we continue to support the children settling into Year One, there are opportunities for them to choose their own learning, mirroring the way that they learn in Early Years and more formal learning, where the children will learn as a whole class.  Here are the subjects that we are covering this term:



This term we are starting our Talk For Writing English - our story for this term is The Enormous Turnip!  As a class we are learning to retell the story altogether - ask your children to retell you the story.  We will be choosing our favourite parts and characters and writing about them and then writing the story ourselves as we finish the term.

The children will be learning about writing sentences with Capital letters to start a sentence, finger spaces between words and full stops to finish a sentence.  We will look at how we can use adjectives to add detail to a sentence!



This term we are working with numbers to 10.  We are learning how to use a range of equipment such as number lines, part whole models and ten frames to help us find more and less, greater and fewer and also to help us order numbers.  As we get more confident using this equipment the numbers that we use will increase.

We are learning how to add and subtract using the correct symbols to record what we have done.  The children have started learning in their very own Maths No Problem books that they love!



This term we are learning all about our bodies, we will create our own superheroes and name their external body parts, we will learn about our five senses and investigate the world around us using our five senses.

The children will learn how to keep healthy, they will learn what foods we should eat to help us grow well.  They will be able to talk about the different food groups.



Our History topic this term is all about significant people from the past.  We are learning about the 'real life super hero', Florence Nightingale.  The children will learn how Florence NIghtingale contributed to nursing and her part in the Crimean War.



The children will learn about keeping safe on the Internet and understand how not to share personal information with those that they do not know.



The children this term will learn how to use their voices expressively and creatvely - we will be singing in rounds to traditional songs to more current pop songs all linked to the body!  I am a superstar I come from down your way and I can play....



Due to COVID restrictions, PE will take place outside for all of this term.  We will focus on team games and understand how to keep fit and healthy.  We will learn how our body changes when we are active - listening for and feeling a faster heart beat and feeling warmer.



Our topic this term is all about What Christians believe about God, the children will learn about a range of stories from the Bible.



This term the children will learn about developing positive relationships with others, the children will play a range of cooperation games, communication games and take part in circle times about being a good friend.



Linked to Science the children will look at different types of food and design and make different tasty foods, identifying the health benefits of what they make.




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