Year 1

Welcome to Year 1
Your teacher is Miss Lucy Welsh
Your TAs are Mrs Illing and Mrs Amissale
  • Miss Lucy Welsh

    Teacher

    welshl@st-josephs.plymouth.sch.uk

Writing
 
During the first part of the Autumn term 1, we will be immersed in composing repeated poems.   Following on from this we will create then entertain with our narrative stories set in a familiar setting. Then we will end the term looking at writing postcards to our care home link about our exploration of Plymouth.
Religious Education
 
Our main unit 'Domestic Church- family' asks the pupils to consider - 'Why do we have family and who is our family?'  We will discuss the importance of family and our role in our family as well as God's family. We will look at understanding that Psalms teach us about God's love and care through stories. 
 
Maths
 
During the Autumn term 1 we will be learning about place value to 10. Children will practice counting forwards and backwards from 1-10 using different resources to help them.
Then we will move on to looking at part-whole within 10 looking at how you can split numbers, in preparation for adding and subtracting. Children will practice using part whole models to clearly represent their partitioned numbers. 
Homework:
 
Home reading 
Pupils should be reading for 15 minutes every night. 
Below is the Oxford Owls link where you can access free online books so you can still read 15 minutes everyday.
 
Numbots must be practised for 30 minutes in total across the week - this develops children's recall of mental arithmetic
 
Spellings - these will be issued each Tuesday then tested on the following Monday. Handwriting practice sheets will contain the spelling list and are to be completed and returned for the Monday morning test.  The school uses 'Spelling Frame' which supports the children's learning and this should be completed each week.
 
IXLPupils can complete English and Maths activities to extend their learning on IXL. 
Physical Education
 
Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday. Please make sure that your child arrives in school wearing their school PE kit.  The children should also wear their usual school jumper or cardigan on these days. PE will take place outside and children will be able to wear hats and coats until they have warmed up for this fun, important and compulsory area of school life.
Important Autumn Dates
 
Thursday 2nd September - Pupils return to school
 
W/C Monday 6th September - 'Food Week!' (Design & Technology)
 
Monday 18th October - Individual/Sibling Photographs
 
Friday 22nd October - Last day of Autumn 1 term
 
Tuesday 3rd November - Return to school for Autumn 2