Year 1

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

    Teacher

    welshl@st-josephs.plymouth.sch.uk

Writing
 
During the first part of the Summer term 1, we will be immersed in composing shape poetry.   Following on from this we will create then entertain with our repeated narrative stories. Then we will end the term looking at writing reports about different materials.
Religious Education
 
Our main unit 'Pentecost' asks the pupils to consider - 'Do we need holidays and holydays?'  We will make links between Sunday being the special day of the week and the day Jesus rose from the dead. Pentecost is a special celebration of the gift of the Holy Spirit, through whom the risen life of Jesus is given.
 
Maths
 
During the Summer term 1 we will be learning how to multiply and divide by sharing and grouping items. Then we will move on to looking at the fractions half and quarter. Throughout the term the children will be given a weekly opportunity in mixed problem solving and reasoning. Alongside this we will also look at telling time to the hour and half past.
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
 
IXLPupils can complete English and Maths activities to extend their learning on IXL. 
Physical Education
 
Our PE days are Monday and Friday. 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.
Handwriting practice can be found on letter join. Link below. 
 
 Username: gt1054
Password: home
 
Important Summer Dates
 
Monday 19th April - Pupils return to school
 
Monday 3rd May - Bank holiday
 
Friday 28th May - End of Summer 1 term