"Look up at the stars not down at your feet." Stephen Hawking (English physicist, cosmologist and author)
Welcome to Year 1
This term, in our Literacy based topic, we will be exploring Traditional Tales and exploring the emotions of the characters involved through poetry and narrative. In Maths we will be looking at numbers up to 20, through place value, addition and subtraction. We will continue to ensure there is time set aside for enquiry-based learning, and for physical or mental activities, calmness and positive thinking, to promote wellbeing.
In Term 3, we will be delivering core curriculum, so we will be broadening out the subjects covered to include more time spent on Science, Computing, Geography, Design and Technology and Art and Design. We will also continue to set homework, with weekly reading, maths fluency and spelling.
Our Big Ideas this term are HOPE, GOODNESS, RESILIENCE and RESPECT. We will be asking broad questions such as:
- What is hope and why is it important?
- What makes a person good?
- Why do we need to be resilient?
Inspirational Role Models we will be looking at are:
- Aaron Ramsey, Welsh professional footballer
- Sky Brown, British-Japanese professional Olympic skateboarder
- the Dalai Lama, buddhist spiritual leader of Tibet
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Online phonic comics to read http://www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html