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Year 1

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: Miss Baker and Miss Ward

Home Learning- Out of this World

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! 

 

Phonics

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: 

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-3-games.html 

 

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: 

http://www.mathletics.co.uk 

 

Notices:

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

  • During the Autumn term, in PSHE we created our classroom rules to ensure we are safe and happy in our learning environments. We also discussed important online safety rules to follow at both home and school. 
  • We voted for our new School Councillors and have fortnightly meetings to talk about any issues that arise.
  • Our Eco Committee members help us to care for our environment by organising our recycling and waste management.
  • We have also voted for our Sports Ambassadors, who will working with other Sports Ambassadors across the school to develop our sports provision, equipment and ensure we have fun sporting activities available at lunch time. 
  • In September, we had a visitor from the NSPCC to introduce us to Buddy and his important message about keeping safe: Speak out. Stay Safe. We enjoyed our active fundraising event with lots of jumping, catching and running! Our teachers even joined in too! Thank you for sponsoring us and helping us raise lots of money.  

We came back to school to find this very exciting video! The children have been busy thinking about who might have visited our school and what might have happened. What do you think has happened?

Still image for this video

This half term our topic is OUT OF THIS WORLD! 

 

Throughout the term we will be reading and exploring exciting stories based on aliens and creatures from out of this world. We will be busy using adjectives and conjunctions to create descriptions about what the aliens might look like. We will also be matching rhyming words and creating our own space poems. In maths we will be developing our understanding on numbers and place value, challenging ourselves to numbers to 100! To help your child at home, practise counting forwards and backwards to 100 in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s. During PE, we will be continuing to develop our object control focusing on our dribbling and skipping skills. We will also begin to use a range of equipment in gymnastics to create point balances and sequences. Later in the term, we will be celebrating Science Week with lots of exciting investigations based on materials. Finally, in geography we will be learning about the world around us and sorting what we see into Physical and Human Features. What a busy term ahead! 

Welcome back! We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wish you all a very Happy New Year.

This term our topic is:

TOYS!

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.  

This half term our topic is 

Incredible Animals! 

Image result for jungle animals

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! 

Pirate Day! We had a brilliant day joining in with lots of pirate activities. Thank you for all your support- the children looked fantastic!!

Pirate Day! We had a brilliant day joining in with lots of pirate activities. Thank you for all your support- the children looked fantastic!! 1 Arghhhhhhhhhh!!!!
Pirate Day! We had a brilliant day joining in with lots of pirate activities. Thank you for all your support- the children looked fantastic!! 2
Pirate Day! We had a brilliant day joining in with lots of pirate activities. Thank you for all your support- the children looked fantastic!! 3 We enjoyed playing buried treasure in phonics!
Pirate Day! We had a brilliant day joining in with lots of pirate activities. Thank you for all your support- the children looked fantastic!! 4 Pirate phonics!
Pirate Day! We had a brilliant day joining in with lots of pirate activities. Thank you for all your support- the children looked fantastic!! 5 We had lots of fun on our pirate scavenger hunt.
Pirate Day! We had a brilliant day joining in with lots of pirate activities. Thank you for all your support- the children looked fantastic!! 6 We found sticks for hooks!
Pirate Day! We had a brilliant day joining in with lots of pirate activities. Thank you for all your support- the children looked fantastic!! 7 We found berries for treasure!
Pirate Day! We had a brilliant day joining in with lots of pirate activities. Thank you for all your support- the children looked fantastic!! 8 We also found leaves for eye patches!
Pirate Day! We had a brilliant day joining in with lots of pirate activities. Thank you for all your support- the children looked fantastic!! 9
Pirate Day! We had a brilliant day joining in with lots of pirate activities. Thank you for all your support- the children looked fantastic!! 10
Pirate Day! We had a brilliant day joining in with lots of pirate activities. Thank you for all your support- the children looked fantastic!! 11
Pirate Day! We had a brilliant day joining in with lots of pirate activities. Thank you for all your support- the children looked fantastic!! 12
Pirate Day! We had a brilliant day joining in with lots of pirate activities. Thank you for all your support- the children looked fantastic!! 13
Pirate Day! We had a brilliant day joining in with lots of pirate activities. Thank you for all your support- the children looked fantastic!! 14 We played a team game to collect pirate treasure.
Pirate Day! We had a brilliant day joining in with lots of pirate activities. Thank you for all your support- the children looked fantastic!! 15 We used our running skills to help us.
Pirate Day! We had a brilliant day joining in with lots of pirate activities. Thank you for all your support- the children looked fantastic!! 16
Pirate Day! We had a brilliant day joining in with lots of pirate activities. Thank you for all your support- the children looked fantastic!! 17 Finally, we enjoyed making our pirate hooks!

                                              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!

 

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