Welcome to Year 1
These are our teachers and teaching assistants who help us with our learning:
Teaching Staff: Miss Wakefield and Miss Saunders.
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Mead and Miss Ward
Welcome back! We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wish you all a very Happy New Year.
This term our topic is:
We will be learning about the history of toys and looking at how toys have changed from the past. We will have lots of opportunities to create our own toys including peg dolls, clay models and even designing and making our own toy car! We will be learning about how to be safe with our toys, particularly when online. In PE we will be developing our gymnastics skills both on the mats and equipment. We will also be developing our coordination and control of objects.
How can you help your child in Year 1?
Reading at home
This term we are very excited to introduce our new reading scheme, Rocket Phonics, from Foundation Stage to Year 2. The books are all phonetically plausible and based on your child's phonics phase. Over the first couple of weeks in January each child will read with their class teacher to ensure they have the correct stage book. Please leave any feedback about how your child is finding the books. We hope the children will love the books as much as us!
We hope that you are able to read with your child as regularly as possible and record any comments in their yellow log. We hope you have seen improvements already in your child's reading from Rapid Reading and thank you for any comments and feedback. Well done to everyone who completed the reading challenge in the Autumn term, reading 4 times a week for 4 weeks! :) Keep it up!
We have been so impressed with their super phonics learning in Foundation. In Year 1, we continue to build on this learning developing our knowledge about phase 3 and phase 5 sounds. We learn and practise our phonemes in fun and engaging games. Please see the websites below to play some games at home:
On October 11th we hosted our Phonics and Rapid Reading information evening. We hope you found it useful and gave you information on how you can help at home. If you have any questions or were unable to attend please see your child's class teacher who will happily meet with you.
Maths at home
-At the beginning of this term, we will be consolidating using a number line to add and subtract 2 digit and 1 digit numbers. As children master these skills we will apply our learning by solving problems and thinking about which calculation we need to do. Furthermore, we will continue to quickly recall number facts to 10 and 20.
-We will build on our place value knowledge. We will show what numbers are worth using numicon and diennes. We will also be counting forwards and backwards from 100. We will also be counting in 2s, 5s and 10s whenever we can!
-In this term, Year 1 will be learning about 2D and 3D shapes thinking about their different properties: corners, sides, faces, vertices and edges. I wonder if you can see any of these shapes in objects at home?
Any support at home linked to these areas will be great and remember you can find any activities on mathletics to support your child:
Library Books will be changed every Wednesday. Please ensure the library book is in school that day. Remember you can keep the book for a couple of weeks if your child would like to read the book for longer.
Spellings will be tested on a Friday and new spellings will also go home on a Friday.
Home learning is due back into school on a Thursday. Please ensure your child brings their home learning book back each week so that we can check which task they have completed. We will send home learning books back out on a Friday. Please remember only 1 piece needs to be completed each week, although you are welcome to complete more if your child wishes.
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural in Year 1
This half term our topic is
We will be learning about how we can sort animals into 5 different groups: mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds and fish. We will look at how we can identify each animal thinking about their structures and how they are similar and different to humans. We will also be learning about what they eat. In English we will be learning about adjectives and how we can use them to write riddles to describe them- I wonder if we will be able to guess the animals! In History we will be learning about Alexander Von Humboldt and what animals he discovered as an explorer!
Welcome back! Autumn Term
Our topic this half term is 'Pirates'!
In our pirate learning, we are learning about the different weathers and seasons on the boat, creating textured pictures of pirate boats, learning about the geography of the UK when we are sailing around and making fishy snacks!