Green Turtles (Y1/2)
Welcome to Green Turtles!
Our Learning Journey
In English this term, we will be learning to write the following genres:
- Non-chronological report
- Formal letter
In June year 1 children will complete a phonics screening check which is a statutory assessment. The check contains 40 words divided into two sections of 20 words. Both sections contain a mixture of real words and pseudo-words. Pseduo-words are words that are phonically decodable but are not actual words with an associated meaning. It will help your child to become a fluent reader if they read lots at home.
Children will be bringing home two books; one book will be matched to their reading/comprehension ability and one will be a book they have chosen to read for pleasure. The book for pleasure will be borrowed from our school library and will only be able to be swapped once it has been returned. We will aim to swap reading for pleasure books weekly as part of our visit to the in-school library. Please note, the book chosen for pleasure may be above the reading ability of your child so we would encourage you to enjoy sharing this book alongside your child. The book matched to your child's reading ability will be changed as and when your child has finished reading it.
Our class story for this term is 'An Alien in the Jam Factory' by Chrissie Sains. The story is about a character called Scooter McLay’s who has cerebral palsy which affects how quickly he can move his body, but his hyper-creative brain is a constant fizz of brilliant ideas. He spends every day inventing top secret recipes and machines for his family’s jam factory. A tiny alien named Fizzbee crashes through the factory window and they team up to save the factory from dastardly neighbour Daffy Dodgy!
Year 1 children will be focussing upon place value, specifically, numbers up to 10. They will learn to count forwards and backwards and count on from any number. We will also explore addition and subtraction within 10: such as one more or one less than a number. We will also be learning number bonds to 10 as these are key number facts for future learning. Below is a link to a free online game which can help the children practice their skills!
Year 2 children will also be focussing on place value and they will become confident with numbers up to 100. We will be exploring different ways of partitioning and writing numbers in words. In addition to this, children will learn how to skip count in 2s, 5s and 10s as at the end of year children will need to know these times table facts. Children will also learn the column method for addition and subtraction within 100.
In Science we will be learning about animals including humans. We will learn: the basic needs required for humans and animals to survive; how young grow and to understand the impact of a balanced diet and why exercise is important.
Below is a table which outlines the key number facts that children will be learning in Key Stage 1. The children should be able to rapidly recall these number facts.
Look at some of our learning experiences!