Dragonfly (Year 1)

Module 1

Welcome back to school! It’s the start of a new year, and across the school we will all be thinking about the theme ‘Who We Are’. Find out more about the inquiries for your class below:

Central Idea

Experiences form our identities.

We will be reading: ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson

In our Lines of Inquiry, we will explore:

  • Who we are
  • How our bodies work
  • How our experiences form our identities

Our Maths Skills we are focusing on are:

  • Place Value
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Understanding numbers to 10
  • Adding and subtracting within 10

These are the ideas we will be exploring in school, but we’re really looking forward to seeing your own inquiries take shape! Take a look on the next page for some suggestions to get you started…

Homework

Who We Are

Homework is shared with you termly. In addition to this document, your child will also receive phonics work and a task to practise mental maths. The tasks below focus on the Learner Profiles, which are part of our day to day expectations in the classroom. These require the children to show their thinking and explain their solutions. Each child is required to complete 3 tasks by the end of the term. The completed homework should be brought in Friday 15th October 2021.

I am an Inquirer

Can you find out an interesting fact about each of the UK’s capital cities? You could try labelling these facts on a map?

I am Knowledgeable

Your family helps to make you, you! Who are the members of your family? Can you find out some family stories or history and share them?

I am Creative

We are going to be learning about Andy Warhol and Picasso. Can you find out about another famous artist and create a self-portrait in the artist’s style?

I am Caring

Families are important and give us love and care. Can you share some of your favourite things about your family?

I am Reflective

Think about yourself as a person. Share something which you are proud of, something which you are good at and something you would like to improve over Year 1.

I am Open-Minded

Talk to an adult in your family about what their childhood was like and think about how it might be different from your own.

I am a Communicator

In school, we are going to be learning about the different parts of our bodies. Can you learn how to name any of your body parts in a different language?

I am Curious

Families sometimes celebrate special occasions such as birthdays or Christmas by sharing a meal. What are your family members’ favourite foods? Can you invent a dinner with everyone’s favourites?

I am a Thinker

Share your favourite story with an adult. Can you draw a front cover or write a blurb for it? Could you explain to someone why it is your favourite?