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This term in maths we will be strengthening our knowledge of number and shape and measurement through reasoning and deeper learning challenges. We are keen for the children to see maths all around them, so that they can become resilient in using their maths skills everyday. We will also be applying these skills to using fractions, place value,.money and measurements. 


In year 1, we are keen to encourage a love of reading and writing where the children can use their imaginations to explore reading and written communication. This term in English we will be working with books from the Power of Reading strategy, that work alongside our Africa topic. We will be exploring the everyday life of a Lion cub with the book 'One Day on Our Blue Planet, In The Savannah', and using this to explore through our writing. We will be investigating ways of creating suspense and interest as we write for different audiences. In year 1 we try to create writing opportunities everyday so that the children are able to consolidate their knowledge of grammar and punctuation, as well as practice their letter formation and handwriting. Phonics is also an important part of their writing and the children use their segmenting skills for their spelling. 



In Science this term we will be strengthening our scientific knowledge by looking at different materials and their properties, as well as by exploring the different properties of plants later on in the term. We will also be building on our science skills through carrying out simple tests and experiments to find out new learning.