This term Year 1s topic is ‘Castles’. We really enjoyed our entry point – dress up day.
Throughout this topic we will be learning about castles around the UK, world and Carlisle Castle. Also people from the past e.g. Kinmont Willie and Mary Queen of Scots.
Our science topic is plants. We will be using our scientific enquiry skills to investigate plant growth and will be having a go at growing our own plants!
During the next term we are focusing a lot on phonics. We are playing lots of phonics games in order to secure our knowledge and become super readers.
Also, to support us with reading, we have begun whole class reading. This involves reading a whole class text and developing comprehension skills e.g. discussing vocabulary, retrieving information etc. Our class story is the ‘Funny bones collection’. So far year 1 are really enjoying this!
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ – Phonics (Some games are free)
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ – lots of useful English & maths games (Aged 5-7 bracket)
https://kidsspell.com/ – Spelling games with pre made lists of spelling or lists can be made
http://www.ictgames.com – Maths and English games
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/science/ – Science activities & games