Year 1

Welcome to Year 1
 
WITH
 
Mrs Yuill - our teacher on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Mr Dyson - our teacher on Thursdays and Fridays
Mrs Faith - our teaching assistant all day, every day!
Mrs Nott - our teaching assistant working every morning
Mrs Farrow - our teaching assistant working every afternoon.
Homework
Spellings - practise regularly - these will be checked in their reading lessons.
Reading - Please hear your child read every night (10 minutes would be great!), talking about the book as much as possible and discussing what is happening and predicting what might happen. Please sign the log book and we will change the books once it has been read (and recorded) twice.
Mathletics homework will be set each week. You can find their log-ins inside the front cover of their reading records. Also - please practice the One Minute Maths challenges - examples can be found on the school website under the curriculum tab in the Maths section.
Our RE Learning
 
Pentecost
Children will deepen their knowledge of the Pentecost story and consider the symbolism of the story. Opportunities are provided to explore the nature of the symbolism. The nature of the disciples’ response to Pentecost is explored.
Easter
Children are able to explore the impact of the resurrection on the disciples and their actions in consequence of being a witness to this. Children can look at or experience other examples of people bearing witness and can express ways in which they can be and bear witness to Jesus Christ.
 

 

English
Our focus for this year is a daily phonics lesson linking sounds with letters, segmenting and blending spoken words into sounds. 
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
We will be learning to combine words to make sentences, to use full stops, capital letters and finger spaces and begin to use exclamation marks and question marks correctly. 
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Topic
The foundation subjects are taught through topic work. This term we will be learning about "Which plants and birds would Little Red Riding Hood find in our park?" We will be looking at different parts of the plants, naming plants and trees and identifying different birds.
PE Days

We will have two PE sessions on a Thursday and Friday. It is important that your child has their kit in on the correct days. Please ensure that all your child’s kit is named and that plimsolls are fastened by velcro and not laces. They should leave their kit in school and take it home half termly to be washed.

This term we will be doing athletics and team games.

 
Important dates
 
April 2018
Monday 16th - First Day back
Tuesday 24th - Tempest Photos, class groups
 
May 2018
Friday 4th - School Disco at 3:30 - 4:30
Monday 7th  - Bank Holiday 
Friday 25th - Last Day of Term
 
 
Phonics Screening Check
Year 1 
June 2018
 
This year, the children will be working hard on their phonics knowledge in preparation for a short, verbal test in the Summer Term. Please click on the link to watch an explanation about the Phonics Screening Check.
Maths
This term, we will be learning how to multiply and divide and use what we learn to help us solve problems. 
 
Later in the half term, we will continue to practise and consolidate our previous learning such as the number system up to 100 and beyond, and identifying one more and one less, and ten more and ten less than a given number. 
 
Your help at home is crucial! Anything you can do (even for just 5 minutes a day) will help. Maybe show your child some coins and get them to recognise them. What about getting them to count in 2s, 5s or 10s before you let them on a tablet or watch TV? Little things like this will be a huge help!
 
Follow this link to sign in for Mathletics
https://community.mathletics.com/signin#/student