Year 1

 Welcome to the year 1 class page for 2021-2022. Here you can find out about all of the fantastic things we are doing. 

Autumn 2

Newsletter

 

                                                                                                November 2021

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

This is always a fantastic time of year in school with the run up to Christmas! This half term we will be doing lots of festive activities as well as our main topic ‘London Adventure’ I have created a topic web so that you can see what this topic will be covering.

 

Science Targets

Our Science topic this half term is ‘Materials.’ These are the targets that children will be working on.

 

Can I distinguish between an object and the material it is made from?

 

Can I explain the materials that an object is made from?

Can I name wood, plastic, glass, metal, water and rock?

Can I describe the properties of everyday materials?

Can I group objects based on the materials they are made from?

 

English

If you do want to help with your child’s writing at home, we are focusing on joining our handwriting this half term. Our writing policy suggests that children should be joining their handwriting by Christmas in year 1.  Please feel free to ask if you need further support or advice.

 

Spellings

Thank you to everyone that has supported their child with spellings last half term. It really does make a difference in writing and gives children a huge boost when they get them all correct!

 

Genre

The Genre that we will be focusing on this half term is Traditional tales. We will be looking at a selection of traditional tales and will be building on our own story telling skills.

 

Homework

Thank you for supporting your child with their homework.

This half terms homework timetable:

 

Week 1

Maths booklet

Week 2

Handwriting

Week 3

Maths booklet

Week 4

Phonics

Week 5

Handwriting

Week 6

Maths booklet

Week 7

Literacy piece

Passport statements

This half term we will be working on:

  • Solving problems without arguing.
  • Saying sorry when we have done something wrong
  • Always doing as the teacher asks.

 

If you have any further questions or concerns before this please feel free to catch me before or after school or on dojo.

 

Thank you,

Miss T Ward

Class Teacher

Autumn 1

Wonka bars

We followed instructions really well to create our own delicious Wonka bars. Next we will use the features of instructions to write our own recipe to tell someone else how to make one too! 

PE

This half term we have been doing some outdoor adventure. In this lesson children had to break the code to find the secret message! 

Roald Dahl Day 2021

 We have had lots of fun celebrating Roald Dahl Day and learning all about the characters that Roald Dahl created as well as about Roald Dahls life. We baked Mrs Twit's eye ball cakes, created extending crocodiles, did a quiz, made some huge BFG ears and lots, lots more!

Newsletter

                                                                                    September 2021

Dear Parents/Carers,

 Welcome back to a new school year, I hope you have all had a fantastic Summer break! Our topic this term is ‘Scrumdiddlyumptious!’ and as many lessons as possible will be linked to this topic. I have created a topic web so that you can see what this topic will be covering.

 

Science Targets

 

I can observe and comment on changes in the seasons.

I can name the seasons and suggest the type of weather in each season.

I can explain what I have found out using scientific vocabulary.


English

If you do want to help with your child’s writing at home we are focusing on using finger spaces, capital letters and full stops correctly this half term. We will then move onto using ‘and’ to join ideas and a huge focus will be on joined handwriting. Every child is also placed in a phonics group to suit their ability in order for them to progress at their level. They will be learning new sounds and spelling patterns each week, ask them to share these with you, but please feel free to ask if you need further support or advice.

 

Spellings

Children will get 5 spellings a week; if they correctly spell all 5 then they will be rewarded with a team point. The spellings they receive will initially be the year 1 words and then will be linked to the phonics sound that they have been working on that week and they will be tested on a Friday. Any help you can give your children at home is greatly appreciated and makes a big difference in their writing. Later in the year children will also get bonus words which will be random words linked to spelling patterns we have done in class. As each new half term starts the first weeks spelling test will be a recap test of a selection of words from the previous half term.

 

Author

Each half term we will focus on a chosen author or genre. Our first author that we are going to be focusing on this half term is Roald Dahl; he is a very famous children’s author that is loved by adults too!

 

Homework

Children will have the first few weeks to settle into their new surroundings before homework is given. Homework will be given out on a Friday and is to be returned by the following Wednesday. It is the children’s responsibility to hand it in as we are starting to build up independence. Your child may need support reading the task but as the year progresses they should become more confident at having ago by themselves. You are welcome to work with them and let them know if an answer is incorrect, supporting them to correct it.

 

 

  Homework timetable

 

Week 1

No homework

Week 2

No homework

Week 3

No homework

Week 4

Handwriting

Week 5

Maths booklet

Week 6

Handwriting

Week 7

Literacy – instructions

 

P.E

P.E will take place on a Monday and Thursday. Children can continue to come to school on these days dressed in their PE kits. Please ensure that they are appropriately dressed for the weather, it does start to turn cold during out door PE at the end of the term.

 

Passport statements

The PSHE areas that we are working on from our passports are:

  • Always say please and thank you.
  • Share a favourite toy.
  • Help tidy the classroom.

 

A few further bits of information:

  • Just a reminder that children with pierced ears should have their earrings removed or taped up before school on PE days.
  • We will be taking part in Roald Dahl day on Monday the 13th September. It is a charity day that promises to be lots of fun. Children can dress up as their favourite Roald Dahl character and we will be doing lots of games and activities. More information can be found on http://www.roalddahl.com/create-and-learn/join-in/roald-dahl-day
  • We will be testing children on number facts this year such as number bonds to 10 and 20 and also times tables later on in the year.
  • Please avoid booking to go away during June as this is usually when the phonics screening check that we have to do in year 1 takes place. I will speak to you more about this during the first parents evening.


If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to catch me before or after school.

 

Thank you,

Miss T Ward

Class Teacher

 Here is our vocabulary triangle for this half term. Any work you can do at home looking at this vocabulary and the meaning of the words would be very beneficial.