Welcome to Year 1
The Year One Team:
1 Lion – Mrs Preece
1 Crystal – Mrs Hicklin (Mon – Wed) Mrs Seker (Thurs & Fri)
Mrs Sheppard and Miss Lillis support Year One
Also supported by Miss Rubery and Mrs Dunn
Some information for you:
Each week the children will have guided reading sessions. They will also have a reading book to bring home. We will change these books weekly. As we now have the addition of Rising Stars, our online reading system, we will also be setting books on there, but ask that children also complete the comprehension to ensure understanding of what they have read.
Children still need to have a water bottle in school each day. These bottles will be sent home each night to be washed and refilled.
If your child requires a 'Grab-a-Bag' for lunch, please fill in the slip at home if possible. Blank slips can be obtained from any member of staff or in the ‘Grab Bag’ baskets in the classroom.
PE for both classes will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure long hair is tied back and any earrings are removed on these days.
As in Reception, we base our work in school on topics. We start a new topic each half term.
This Half Term our topic is
'Once Upon a Time...'
This is our Literacy based topic and is based on Traditional Tales and Fairy Tales. We will use the Jolly Postman and his visits to many fairy tale character's homes as our introduction then delve deeper into some well-known tales such as Jack and the Beanstalk and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We will be thinking about good / bad characters and what makes a good story.
Visit your local library to borrow fairytales to read at home - keep a reading journal.
Write a letter to your favourite character.
Make a cartoon strip or comic book of your favourite fairytale.
Write a recipe for a spell - similar to the one we mixed in the cauldron.
Invent a game based on your favourite story - use ideas from the games we played during The Jolly Postman trail.
In Maths, we will be looking at:
In maths this half term we will be:
Counting forwards and backwards in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s
Number bonds to 10
Recognise, partition and compare numbers to 100
Finding the inverse of an addition or subtraction
Division as sharing
Finding halves and quarters of shapes
Finding halves and quarters of numbers
Recognising half and quarter turns
Adding and subtracting 1 digit & 2 digit numbers to 20
Learning that addition can be done in any order
Practising our doubles
Recognising and naming 2D and 3D shapes
To support your child with this at home you could:
Practise counting forwards and backwards
Practise reading and writing numbers up to 100
Ask questions eg What two numbers can be added to make 10 ? What is the total?
How many different ways can you make 8?
Can you give me 1 more fork? How many have I got now?
If I had 23 sweets and I ate one, how many left?
Practise number bonds to 10 -'8 and what makes 10?'
Look at house numbers, look at how they sometimes count in 2's
Practise counting in 5's
This half term, we will be exploring Plants and growing.
We will be growing our own beanstalk, finding out what it needs to grow,
observing how it grows and measuring it each week.
We will be naming parts of a plant- roots, stem, leaves and flowers,
we will be naming a variety of common plants including garden plants,
wild plants ad trees and those classified as deciduous and evergreen.
In RE this half term we will be thinking about
‘Who are Muslims and what do they believe?’