Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Welcome everybody to the Year 1 section of the website

Class Teachers: 1S Miss Till

1W Miss Rycroft/Miss Anglin

1H Miss Barnes

LSAs: Mrs Andrews, Mrs Armes, Miss Thompson and Mrs Pierce

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask one of the Year 1 team. 

Reading at home

In Year 1, it is important that you read with your child at least 3 times a week and sign their reading record. Children must have it signed to gain their sticker for the sticker chart. Children who read 5 times a week can earn 2 stickers. A member of the Year 1 team will check reading records daily, so please ensure that reading records are returned to school each morning. 

Homework

Children will be given spellings to learn each Monday, spellings should be practised at home each night ready for a spelling test the following Monday. Children who get full marks on the test will receive a celebratory certificate to bring home. 

P.E.

Our P.E. day is Wednesday 1W and 1H 

Friday 1S

 

A gentle reminder that our school P.E. kit is a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps or trainers for outdoor sports, without visible branding. 

Water bottles and snacks

Don't forget to bring a water bottle to school each day - it is important for children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please label bottles and refill them each day.

Children are welcome to bring a healthy snack such as fruit and vegetables to school each day for snack time, but are also offered a piece of fruit from each day. Bread sticks and milk can be purchased at the start of each half-term (please speak to the school office about this.

Maths

Addition and Subtraction (4 weeks)

Place Value to 50 (3 weeks)

 

Our focus this half term is addition and subtraction using a range of strategies within numbers to 20. We will then go on to place value with numbers up to 50.  We will continue to consolidate our understanding of numbers and partition numbers using the part-part-whole method but with higher numbers.

 

The small steps to success can be found on the Maths curriculum page.

 

English


 

Our focus in English this half term will be to write for a purpose. Due to our current world situation, we would like children to write a letter to the care homes for the elderly to create a feeling of togetherness and to coincide with our topic of ‘How we look after our World’. We are focusing on the key skills of adjectives, conjunctions and past tense verbs to produce a personalised letter. 

 

We will also be focussing on poetry. We will be analysing the poem, ‘Rainbow Colours’. Children will be identifying the structure and features of the poem so that they can produce an innovated version, focussing on their use of adjectives, capital letters, full stops and rhyming words.

 

We will continue to think about sentence structure, punctuation and spelling as well as continuing to work on our handwriting skills.

 

Why don't you ask me to keep you up to date with what is happening in our class stories and poems each week?

Science

 

Our science focus this half term is plants. We will be learningto recognise a range of common plants and garden plants including deciduous and evergreen. We will be learning about the basic parts of flowering plants such as the roots, stem, flower and leaves.

Religious Education

 

This term in RE, we are learning about​​​​​​​ the Muslim religion. We will be talking about ‘Allah’ and the stories of ‘Muhammad the Prophet’ and why they are so special to the Muslim religion.

P.S.H.E

 

In P.S.H.E. we are celebrating our differences this term! We are thinking about how we are all the same and how we are all different. We are celebrating what makes us unique!