Grasshopper Class (Year 1) 2022 - 2023

Teacher: Miss Harrison

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Smith

Please remember school gates open at 8:25 and the school day commences at 8:30. The school day ends at 3:10.
PE Days Spring 1  - Tuesday and Friday please ensure that your child comes to school wearing the appropriate and correct uniform. 

Here you will find useful information about our learning and the things we are getting up to in Grasshopper Class!

Spring 1 

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Our English text for Spring 1 is:

The Lion Inside
By Rachel Bright

The children are continuing to focus upon developing their ability to use captial letters and full stops to construct sentences. 
In addition,to using conjuctions such as 'and' and 'because' and the pronoun 'I' 
as well as developing and enriching their vocabulary with exicting new adjectives. 


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During Spring 1 - Block 2 the children in Grasshoppers will be adding and subtracting numbers within 20. Discussing alterative vocabulary for adding and subtracting. Using a range of methods to support your child's learning. 



This term's science topic is 'Everyday Materials' a continuation from Autumn 2
The children will be exploring properties of materials and their uses. Learning enriching scientific vocabulary such as transparent, opaque and transluencent. It has a lovely cross curricular link to  Design Technology and Art. 




This Spring 1 term, the children will be beginning their gymnastics topic. They will learn develop their control of movement, enhancing their knowledge of their bodies, strenghing, landing safetly when jumping, negotation of space, staying safe when using apparatus, posture, being creative with movement, balance and jumping.  



Humanties - Geography 
Travel, Transport and Tourism 
This Spring term, we will be looking at how we can travel both locally and globally, how the enviornment has changed over the years and what we can do to reduce climate change, tourism and it's impact on ecomonic and environmental factors. We will also be looking at geographical features of an area we may visit and comparing those factors both locally and globally. 


This Spring term we will be looking at the work of Henri Rousseau and his beautiful jungle and animalistic artwork, with a cross curriculum link to English. The children will be learning new brush strokes, control, printing, tone and texture. 



This Spring term, the children will be learning all about "Heathy Eating" and how important it is to keep our minds and bodies healthy to support with development and education. Linking to PE,  we will be exploring how the food we eat supports our physical abilities. The children will be looking at different food groups, textures, nutitional properities and desigining their own healthy meal. 

.  Year 1 Expecations 



In year one, children are expected to know common exception words as shown above. Each week the children will be given a range of spellings based around common expection words.
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target spellings for Spring 1   - because, they, she, said, come, here , people 

Children will be tested on their spellings on a Friday with the opportunity to practice in class. 


Class Reading Challenge  - 
Due to the success of the previous reading challenge, we have decided to create a " Animals around the world" theme reading challenge. The child or children who is able to read the most animal books - both fiction and non fiction (books avaliable from the class reading area', will recieve 30 dojos. Remember, to record all of your child's reading on our reading app 'Boom'. Good Luck, you have until the end of February.  


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General Reminders:

Please ensure that your child's uniform is clearly labelled.
Children's water bottles should contain water (unless we are notified as to why) again, bottle should be clearly labelled.
Most communition will be done via Class Dojo a great way to upload and home learning, WOW moments or if you have any questions or concerns.




Timetables and Key Events/ Dates 

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Sandyhill Road,
CW7 1JL,
and Darnhall School Lane CW7 1JR
Mrs Sarah Tomlinson, Headteacher
Mr Davie Kindon, SEN Contact