Elm (Year 1)

Welcome back for Term 4! I hope you all had a lovely half term break.

Our learning journey topic for Term 4 is ‘Lewes/Mexico. We will be identifying and finding out all about Mexican culture. We will then be making comparisons between Mexico and Lewes. We will be designing our own animal masks and developing our map skills by using atlases to locate Mexico.

In English we will be learning about instructions, and will be using our instruction writing skills to make some Mexican food! In maths we will be learning about measurement, height and length. We will also focus on place value and counting in multiples of twos, five and ten.

We will be learning about animals in Science, finding out about the different types of animals and classifying Mexican animals into these groups. We will also be finding out about animals’ body parts and what different animals eat.

In Music this term we will begin a series of class Ukulele lessons. We will be learning how to hold the instrument and how to play the four strings. I will also teach a fun simple song for the children to learn and perform in class.

PE will be on Monday and Tuesday. On Tuesday, we will be starting yoga. Please ensure your child has their full, named PE kits in school on those relevant days and remind your children to take their kits home when suitable for washing. 


Please can I again encourage you to listen to your child read every day. All children now have a reading record. Every day, when your child reads, please can you make a comment in the reading record so that we can see that reading is happening at home. We will continue to award merits once a week for home reading.


If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to speak to me.


Miss Patience

Year One Class Teacher