Year 1 teachers L-R: Mr Whiddington (1W), Mr Brown (1B), Mrs King (1K).

Year 1 support staff L-R: Mrs Ashwin (1W), Mr Boon (PE), Mrs Reis (1K), Miss Cox (1B).

Hello everybody! Welcome to the year one page. Above you will see thre year 1 staff for this year. Below will be a brief summary of learning during Term 1 which runs from 1.9.20 to 23.10.20.

Reading

Thank you for all the reading you are already doing with the children! Book changes are now only happening once a week but this should be ample time to read books over and over again! While this may sound boring, the idea is that the children read first for fluency and as they become more familiar with the story you can begin to ask them questions during the second and third reads. Why not try the following questions:

How do you think they are feeling? Who are the characters? Where is the story happening? How do you know?

Reading continues to be the key part of year 1. Research shows that the more the children read, the better they become in many different areas such as Writing, Maths and Science as they become more exposed to new words!

New Project

Our project this term is ‘What are you made of?’ which is a Science-based project where we will be exploring the human body.

English Home Learning

To coincide with our body-based project, our first text is the classic ‘Funnybones’. All us teachers read this as children and we expect many of you adults did too! We can’t wait to bring this classic tale and all the new vocabulary it contains to the children.

During handwriting the children will begin to learn their cursive letter formation.

Foundation subjects

As well as exploring new scientific vocabulary to do with the body, we will also be moving our bodies not just during PE but also to music and our new rap song entitled ‘Hey You!’.

We will also be designing and making body biscuits for Design Technology, learning about new religions in RE and discussing our thoughts and feelings during PSHE not to mention how stay safe online during ICT.

Maths

During Maths this term we will be reviewing number formation, number sentences and basic number bonds where the children also love to get artistic and make linky chains of different colours to show their knowledge! 

Spellings 

Spellings begin in Term 2. Children will bring them home on 23.10.20 to start learning over the half term. The first spelling test will then take place on 6.11.20.

 

Many thanks, Year 1 team.

 

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