Yr1 Topic letter for parents Class 3

Spring Term 2015 – Rhymes and Fairytales – Class 3
This term your child will be learning about …
Trips/ Visits/
Ways in
which you
can help
Spelling, punctuation and grammar.
Daily reading.
Speaking and listening games.
Genre work - Non-fiction:
- Recount – writing a recount following the visit to Cardiff Castle (in English and in Welsh).
Genre work - Fiction:
- Poetry - reading and writing poems with a familiar structure.
- Stories – reading familiar fairytales. Making use of the castle role-play area and iPads (Puppet Pals App), to invent a fairytale .
Mental maths strategies (with a focus on number)
Number work – addition, subtraction and 2 times tables.
Shape, Space and Measure
Data Handling
Reasoning and problem solving
Geography – Reduce, reuse, recycle!
History – Researching castles (identifying features of a castle/ their location in Wales/ castle life).
Welsh – Tedi Twt a Doli Glwt books/ rhymes and fairytales in Welsh/ the past tense in Welsh
Cwricwlwm Cymraeg – Visit to Cardiff Castle/ Welsh week to celebrate St. David’s Day
Art – Making colours lighter by using white.
Design – Construction – Building castles using a range of resources.
PE/ Games – Welsh dancing/ ball skills
PSD – Going for goals – setting personal targets/ Chinese New Year celebrations
RE – St. David’s Day/ Easter celebrations/ Church visit/Story of Moses
Recycling Roadshow to visit school
Cardiff Castle trip
Library visit – keep fit/ dance session
Church visit – Easter
Watch ‘The Country Mouse’ performance in school
St. David’s Day Concert
Please send in any interesting objects/ photographs to school relating to the topics – Rhymes & Fairytales/ Castles.
Please hear your child reading at home every night if possible and comment in their books. Return reading books to school every day.
Caper books to be returned every Friday.
Homework – spelling lists will be sent home every Friday, ready for the test the following Friday (please assist/ encourage your child to learn their
spellings)/ various homework will be sent home on a Friday related to the work that has been taught that week
PE kit needs to be brought into school on a Monday and will be returned on a Friday.
£1 fruit money is collected each Monday.
Play board and card games.
Use the environment to develop numeracy and literacy e.g read road signs.
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