Make sure to pack an extra sandwich or two as we embark on our journey through the UK with Paddington Bear! We look forward to learning all about the U.K. through a variety of curriculum areas. In English we will begin to label Paddington Bear and what he may have in his suitcase or under his hat. As we progress in labelling, we will construct simple sentences about Paddington Bear. We will encourage Paddington to do the same by writing instructions for a healthier sandwich alternative. In DT, we will then follow our instructions and create our very own healthy sandwiches to taste and enjoy! In computing we will visit the computing suite to type up a healthy menu for Paddington. We will also be programming BeeBots by inputting algorithms in the BeeBots and make them move around a map. In Maths we will be developing our understanding of numbers beyond 20, all the way to 100. We will be looking closely at place value and use the language, ‘tens, ones, more than, less than, equal to, one more, and one less’ to describe these numbers. We will also be learning to tell the time to o’clock. In Art we will be exploring ‘Pattern Through Printing’ as we use a variety of resources and paint to understand and create what a repeating pattern looks like. We will then re-design Paddington’s blue duffle coat with our own pattern of choice.
We look forward to an exciting and engaging first term. Please ensure all snack pots, water bottles, jumpers, and school shoes are labelled with your child’s name. Any unclaimed, unlabelled items will be placed in lost property.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to visit us in Year 1.
The Year One Team