Year 1 Class

Welcome to the Year One page!
Please find below details of what we will be covering in our class on a weekly basis. I hope this will help you to chat to your children about what they have learnt in school.
General information
  • Each week P.E. will be on Wednesday, so please ensure your child has a P.E. kit in school. Also if your child has earrings they will need to be removed on these days. If not we will have to cover them with tape for the lesson, if they cannot be removed as yet. Please could the children only wear black plimsolls with non-marking soles.
  • Reading books will be sent home on Friday and will need to be sent back into school on Monday. If they are not returned promptly we will not be able to change them for the next week.
  • We will send homework  home on Friday and this will need to be returned on Wednesday at the latest. This enables us to mark them and if appropriate put in homework for the next week. Homework may not be sent home every week.
  • Please could all the children's belongings be labelled clearly with your child's name, drinks bottles in particular, as often children have identical bottles and do not know which one is theirs.
 

Week beginning 25th June, 2018

Things to remember this week:

  • Please could children return their menus on Monday.
  • Please return reading packs on Monday.
  • Please could you send your trip money and consent form in as soon as possible please.

Literacy

This week we will be exploring poetry about the sea, starting with Until I saw the sea by Lilian Moore. We will be thinking of adjectives to describe the sea and turning them into a class poem and then moving onto writing our own poems about the sea. We will be doing some music and movement to Dawn and storm by Benjamin Britten.

Numeracy

We will be beginning our unit on Fractions. We will be using paper to make fractions practically and experimenting with ways to make quarters and halves using different shapes. We will begin to look at finding fractions of numbers using practical apparatus.

P.E.

We will be continuing to work with a P.E. specialist, concentrating on outdoor games and also making our own dances to move like the sea to link with our poetry.

Science

We will continue with our new topic on Seasonal change. This week we will be looking at measuring temperature using thermometers.

R.E.

We will continue to learn about the Holy Spirit.

Art

We will be making sea pictures after exploring different pictures of the sea by photographers and artists. We will listen to some music about the sea to help us.

Design Technology

We will be using the plans we drew to make our moving vehicles.

Week beginning 18th June, 2018

Things to remember this week:

  • Please could children return their menus on Monday.
  • Please return reading packs on Monday .
  • Non-school uniform day for Summer fair. Please could children bring in a lucky dip toy for a boy and a girl in exchange for wearing their own clothes. Thank you

Literacy

This week we will be learning about the suffix  ‘-ing’. We will be learning that it can be added to verbs (doing words) eg play, playing. We will be playing games and reading and writing words containing words with ing on the end. Guided reading will continue and we will be looking at non-fiction books and how they are arranged. We will be learning how to find information from the text during our guided reading sessions in preparation for answering comprehension questions next week. We will also be using our story plans to write our own versions of a traditional tale for our writing assessments.

Numeracy

We will be finishing our unit on division and beginning our unit on fractions using paper to fold shapes into halves and quarters. We will also look at making halves and quarters of numbers using practical apparatus.  Eg. A quarter of 12 is 3.

P.E.

We will be continuing to work with a P.E. specialist, concentrating on outdoor games

Science

We will continue with our new topic on Seasonal change. This week we will be continuing to look at the sun and its effect on weather and time zones around the world.

R.E.

We will begin to learn about the holy spirit.

Art

We will be continuing to look at tyres and their treads and use them to make simple prints based on rubbings. We will be making rubbings using wax crayons and candles and watered down black paint. We will be sorting and comparing the rubbings we make.

Design Technology

We will continue to put the wheels and axels on our shoeboxes ready for next week when we will be using our plans to make our vehicles.

Geography

We will be using the drawings we made of things in our school grounds to make simple maps of the grounds. We will be thinking about the placement of objects and adding photos to our maps. We will be working as groups to do this, collaborating and discussing where things should go.

 

 

Week beginning 11th June, 2018

Things to remember this week:

  • Please could children return their menus on Monday.
  • Please return reading packs on Monday.
  • This week we will be completing the Phonics check. Please be reassured that the children will not know they are doing a test as they have practised the format before on a one to one basis with me so it is familiar to them. I have tried to make it as fun as possible! Please don’t tell them they will be doing a test as I would hate for any child to be worried or upset about it. You will be informed about how your child did in the test when you receive your child’s school report.
  • Thursday 14th June-Father’ day sale-If you wish your child to purchase a small gift for Father’s day, please send in around £2 in a named purse or wallet.

Literacy

This week we will continue to revise all of the sounds we have learnt so far. We will be concentrating on split digraphs (magic ‘e’ in old money!) a-e, u-e, i-e, o-e, e-e and ue and ew sounds.  We will be playing games to help us read the sounds in real words and nonsense words. We will be using the Letters and Sounds games on the computer to help us revise sounds and read them. We will continue to practise our cursive handwriting.

Numeracy

We will be beginning our unit on division. We will be learning how to divide even numbers into equal groups using concrete materials; to be able to determine how many groups will be created from sharing equally. We will be learning how to divide even numbers equally into groups; to be able to determine how many objects will be included in each group in order to share equally. We will be applying our knowledge of division to solve problems.

P.E.

We will be continuing to work with a P.E. specialist, concentrating on outdoor games.

Science

We will continue with our topic on Seasonal change. This week we will be observing and describing weather associated with the seasons and doing an investigation about measuring wind speed.

R.E.

We will continue with the story of Zaccheus.

History

We will be learning about how bikes have changed over the years and looking at pictures to gather information. We will then be designing our own timelines to place the different types of bikes in the correct order.

Art

We will begin our art topic on tyres by studying them and drawing simple sketches of parts of the tyres and their tread. We will be look at the style of cubist style of Pablo Picasso and arrange the drawings we have done according to his style.

Week beginning 4th June, 2018

Things to remember this week:

  • Please could children return their menus on Monday.
  • Please return reading packs on Monday.
  • We will be completing the Phonics check next week so please keep practising the flashcards and reading real and nonsense words with your child as much as possible, to enable them to feel confident using these sounds and reading words.

Literacy

This week we will be revising all of the sounds we have learnt so far. We will be concentrating on three letter consonant strings such as str, spr, shr, spl, thr, squ.  We will be playing games to help us read the sounds in real words and nonsense words. We will be practising our handwriting using the cccvc letter strings and sounds we are revising. We will be doing a practise phonics test to familiarise ourselves with the format. We will be revising end blends such as sp, -sk, -st.

Numeracy

We will be beginning a unit on division. We will be grouping objects equally. Eg There are 4 books. I put 2 books in each pile. How many piles will I make? We will be sharing equal amounts between people. Eg There are 12 toy cars. Put the toy cars into 4 boxes. How many cars are in each box?

P.E.

We will be continuing to work with a P.E. specialist, concentrating on Games.

Science

We will continue our topic on Seasonal change.

R.E.

Geography

We will be looking at maps of the local area and identifying where we live on the map. We will be looking at map symbols and designing our own symbols.

Week beginning 21st May, 2018

Things to remember this week:

  • Please could children return their menus on Monday.
  • Please return reading packs on Monday.
  • Year One and Two sports day on Tuesday at 1.30.

PLEASE COULD YOU SEND IN A SHOEBOX WITH A LID FOR YOUR CHILD TO USE FOR OUR DESIGN TECHNOLOGY PROJECT ON MOVING VEHICLES. (Not too big please and with a separate lid if possible. We will be making the vehicles after Half Term.)

Literacy

This week we will be revising the sounds  aw, au and or and ir, er, air and ur through games and reading the words in real and nonsense words. We will be playing phonics games on the laptops and doing a practise phonics check in our reading groups. This is to familiarise the children with the format and make it a fun experience. We will continue with guided reading and practising reading the 45 graphemes for Year one in real words and nonsense words. Please keep practising these flashcards as much as possible with your child.

Numeracy

We will finish our unit on Numbers to 100 and complete the chapter review. We will begin learning about multiplication by making groups of things. Eg 4 groups of 5 makes 20. We will be learning about making equal groups also. Please could you continue to practise counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s and if your child is able to do this you could try counting in 3’s.

P.E.

We will be continuing to work with a P.E. specialist, concentrating on outdoor games. We will be practising our sports day activities with Year 6.

Science

We will continuing our topic about Seasonal change. We will look at how scientists record the weather and the ways scientists present the information they find out.

R.E.

We will continue to learn about forgiveness.

ART

We will be finishing our paintings of trees and adding colours and texture using watercolours.

ICT

We will be using programs on the laptops to practise our phonics and reading the sounds in real and nonsense words.

 

Week beginning 14th May, 2018

Things to remember this week:

  • Please could children return their menus on Monday.
  • Please return reading packs on Monday.
  • Games night on Friday night.
  • Please let us know if you need another set of flashcards for the 45 sounds the children are learning at school.

Literacy

This week we will be looking at the sounds –ey and –y at the end of words. . We will be playing games to help us read the sounds in real words and nonsense words. We will continue looking at alternative versions of Traditional tales through the books The True Story of The Three Little Pigs and The Three Little Pigs. We will be making our own story plans and deciding who our characters are going to be and what they will make their houses from. This is in preparation for writing our own stories next week. We will continue with guided reading and practising reading the 45 graphemes for Year one in real words and nonsense words. Please keep practising these flashcards as much as possible with your child.

Numeracy

We will continue learning Numbers to 100. We will be learning about what each digit in a two digit number represents. We will be looking at greater than and less than and counting in tens and ones. Please could you continue to practise counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s and if your child is able to do this you could try counting in 3’s.

P.E.

We will be continuing to work with a P.E. specialist, concentrating on outdoor games.

Science

We will beginning our topic about Seasonal change. We will look at the seasons and what types of weather happens in each season. We will begin to record the weather and temperature using a thermometer.

Geography and History

We will be continuing our topic of Transport and continuing to look at how people travelled many years ago. How has transport changed over the years? Is it different now than when our parents were young? We will be designing our own timelines.

R.E.

We will continue to learn about Zaccheus and forgiveness.

ART

We will be finishing our drawings of trees and adding colours and texture using watercolours.

 

Week beginning 8th May, 2018

Things to remember this week:

  • Please could children return their menus on Monday.
  • Please return reading packs on Monday.
  • Please could parents practise the phonic flashcards as much as possible and practise reading the nonsense words that were sent home last week as homework. I will be sending more of these words home each week to help the children read the phonics we have been learning, within unfamiliar words.

 Literacy

This week we will be revising the sounds ee, ea and the split digraph e-e (as in athlete). We will be playing games to help us read the sounds in real words and nonsense words. We will be looking at alternative versions of Traditional tales through the books The True Story of The Three Little Pigs and The Three Little Pigs. We will be doing some ‘hot seating’ where Mrs Whibley and I will play the parts of the wolf and the pig and the children can ask us questions! We will be deciding whose version of the story we believe and writing our reasons why and having a class vote to see who we think is telling the truth! We will be writing about what we would build our house with, if we were a little pig, in preparation for writing our own alternative versions of the story. Guided reading continues.

Numeracy

We will be looking at number patterns and then moving onto numbers to 100. Looking at what each digit means in a two digit number. We will be counting in tens and then counting on in ones. We will be using the place value charts and making numbers using base ten materials.

Please could you continue to practise counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s and if your child is able to do this you could try counting in 3’s and 4’s.

 P.E.

We will begin to work with a P.E. specialist focussing on outdoor games.

Science

We will be completing our assessment on plants before moving onto the topic Seasonal change.

Geography and History

We will be continuing our topic of Transport and thinking about our route to school. We will be drawing maps of our route and adding detail. We will begin to look at symbols on maps.

Art

We will be adding detail to our rainforest trees using fine line pens and then adding colour using watercolours.

R.E.

We will continue to learn about the story of Zaccheus and think about forgiveness.

Week beginning 30th April, 2018

Things to remember this week:

  • Please could children return their menus on Monday.
  • Please return reading packs on Monday and homework by Wednesday.
  • Please could parents continue to practise the flashcards we sent home to help your children remember our phonic sounds. If you need a new set please let us know and we will pop one in your child’s reading pack.
  • Please remember that the children are not in school on Thursday as it is an Inset day.

Literacy

This week we will be continue to practise joining our handwriting. We will be revising the sounds igh, ie and the split digraph i-e (as in kite). We will be playing games to help us read and write these sounds in words. We will be learning about the prefix un- and finding out how it changes the meaning of a word. For example -happy, unhappy. We will be completing activities to help us use ‘un’ in the correct context. We will also be concentrating on reading comprehension by reading a short passage and answering some questions about it. Guided reading continues.

Numeracy

We will continue to work on numbers to 40. We will continue to learn about place value and what each digit represents in a number. We will be comparing numbers and using place value cards to represent numbers of counters. We will be using a place value chart and representing numbers on it with tens rods and ones. We will be comparing numbers and understanding that the digit in the tens column tell us if a number is bigger than another number. For example- 37 has 3 tens and 7 ones. 28 has 2 tens and 8 ones. 28 has more ones but less tens, so it is the smaller number.

P.E.

We will be concentrating on outdoor games.

Science

We will continue with our topic on Plants. We will be looking at buds and recognising the signs of Spring. We will identify trees by looking at their buds.

Geography and History

We will be continuing our topic about Transport.

RE

We will be learning about the story of Zaccheus and thinking about families.

Art

We will be looking at rainforest trees and sketching our own trees, adding detail with fine line felt tips.

Week beginning 23rd April, 2018

Things to remember this week:

  • Please could children return their menus on Monday.
  • Please return reading packs on Monday.
  • Please could parents continue to practise the flashcards we sent home to help your children remember our phonic sounds. If you need a new set please let us know and we will pop one in your child’s reading pack.

Literacy

This week we will be continue to practise joining our handwriting. Our sounds this week will be aw and the split digraph a-e (as in cake.) We will be looking at good and bad characters in traditional tales and making a wanted poster for the wolf! We will be playing games to help us remember and read in words, all the sounds that say ai, ay, a-e.  Guided reading will continue.

Numeracy

We will begin a new chapter in our Singapore maths books-Numbers to 40. We will be learning about place value and what each digit represents in a number. We will be practising counting in twos, fives and tens to help us with counting larger numbers of objects. We will also be counting in tens and then counting on in ones. Please could you practise counting in twos to twenty, fives to one hundred and tens to one hundred.

P.E.

We will work with a P.E. specialist.

Science

We will continue with our topic on Plants. We will be looking at trees and buds and identifying trees from their buds.  

Geography and History

We will be continuing our topic about Transport. This week we will be looking at what types of transport we use to get to school. We will be collecting data about what type of transport each child uses and representing it on graphs.

RE

We will learning about salvation and Pentecost.

Week beginning 16th April, 2018

Things to remember this week:

  • Please could children return their menus on Monday.
  • Please return reading packs on Monday and homework  by Wednesday.

Literacy

This week we will be continue to practise joining our handwriting. Our sounds this week will be (ow as in low) and wh. We will be playing a football phonics game with these sounds and reading and writing words containing them. We will be discussing the language used in traditional tales and writing our own version of the 3 little pigs using the pictures we sequenced last week. We will be writing sentences to go with pictures, focussing on phase 3-5 sounds. Guided reading will continue.

 Numeracy

We will begin a new chapter in our Singapore maths books-Numbers to 40. We will be learning about place value and what each digit represents in a number. We will be practising counting in twos, fives and tens to help us with counting larger numbers of objects. We will also be counting in tens and then counting on in ones. Please could you practise counting in twos to twenty, fives to one hundred and tens to one hundred.

P.E.

We will be working with a P.E. specialist .

Science/ICT

We will be looking at leaves and doing an investigation about leaf shape and how we can identify trees by their leaves. We will be labelling the parts of trees and plants and doing some observational drawings of the parts of a plant and trees. We will be using a program on the computer to identify the parts of a plant.

History

We will be beginning our topic on Transport and looking at different types of transport we can use.

Art

We will be drawing pictures of different types of transport and labelling them.

 

Week beginning 26th March, 2018
Things to remember this week:
Easter journey on Monday.
Please send in menus and reading packs on Monday.
Wednesday 28th March-Parents meeting at 2.30 and 6pm with Kayte Walsh-Developing resilience and anti-bullying.
Thursday 29th March-Whole school Easter service at St Chads 2pm. Please let us know if you are available to help walk the children down to St Chads and back again. Parents are welcome to take their children home straight after the service.
This week we will be completing lots of Easter activities. On Monday we will be taking part in an Easter journey and learning all about Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday through fun activities, songs and drama. We will be splitting into 4 mixed groups of F1, F2, Y1 and Y2 and working in the four different classrooms. We will be writing and making our Easter cards and finishing off our clay Easter pots. We will be using our plans to make and eat our healthy sandwiches from the cress we have grown in our Science lessons and evaluating whether we liked them or not!. We will be continuing with measuring Length and height using centimetres and estimating. We will be practising for our Easter service and reflecting on the events of Easter.
Thank you for all of your help and support this half term. The children have worked really hard and it was lovely to chat to you all at parents evening to celebrate the children's achievements. Have a lovely Easter holiday!