Welcome to the Summer term!
We are looking forward to enjoying the sunshine in Year 1.
We are looking at the book ‘Not Now Bernard’ by David McKee this term. It is about a boy who gets eaten by a monster when his parents don’t give him any attention…or does he? We will be using the book as a starting point to explore newspaper articles.
This term we are focussing on multiplication and division. We will be learning how to multiply by using repeated addition:
2 x 2 = 4 is the same as 2 + 2 = 4
3 x 2 = 6 is the same as 2 + 2 + 2 = 6
8 ÷ 2 = 4. We get this by sharing 8 sweets equally between 2 people.
If children can learn their times tables off by heart they will find multiplying and dividing so much easier. Look at the homework sheet to see which ones they need to learn.
The children are really excited about planting our tomato plants out into the playground this term!
We will also be learning about London, the city in which we all live, and comparing it to Bombay in India. Children will continue working with laptops and will also get to carry out some Science experiments this term which will mean making paper planes!
Please help your child to learn as many of these as possible.