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
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.
Other Faiths
Children will be creating their own questions and exploring different aspects of Sikhism, Hinduism and Judaism.
 
 

 

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 "Why are humans not like tigers?" We will begin our topic with a tea party with a surprise visitor and then we will be looking at different animals, their habitats and what they need to survive. We will also be visiting some animals at the zoo! 
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
 
June 2018
Monday 11th - Phonics Screening 
Friday 15th - Sports Day (1-3pm)
Friday 22nd - Summer Fair
Monday 25th - Class Trip - Paignton Zoo
 
July 2018
Friday 20th - 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