Welcome to Year 1

Spring Term


Last half term our topic was 'Queen Elizabeth I'.  We focused on:

Empire - Why was Queen Elizabeth an important person in England?

It has been an exciting start to the spring term in Year 1.  We were thrilled to be welcomed by Queen Elizabeth as her courtiers for the day when she visited us as part of our history immersion.  We learnt lots of amazing facts about her life and even got to learn a dance to show her. We particularly liked hearing about how her teeth all went black because she loved sugar so much!  We will be spending the rest of the term learning all about her life so that we can answer our question:  Why was Queen Elizabeth I an important person to England?

In maths we have already been expanding on our place value knowledge to make and partition numbers to 99 using dienes!  We have also been looking at finding half and quarters of shapes.  Later in the term we will be revisiting addition and subtraction before thinking about how we measure length and height.

We have explored and observed changes as we moved from autumn into winter and are now starting to investigate different materials and their properties.  We are looking forward to our investigation when we have to try and work out which material would be most suitable for making a waterproof crown for Queen Elizabeth I to wear!

In English we are building on our sentence writing by starting to think about how we can use conjunctions and different punctuation. We will also look at non-fiction texts and write our own fact files on Queen Elizabeth I sharing all the amazing facts we have learnt!

It will be a busy half term but we are definitely ready for the challenge!!