Welcome to Year 1!
During Spring term we will be looking at 'are we all Superheroes?' The children will do their own research using IPads and and non-fiction books to look at two significant people from the past: Florence Nightingale and Alexander Flemming. The children will end the topic by recording their own 'news report' using the green screen.
Our English lessons will focus on the story ‘Supertato’. We will use our detective skills to predict what will happen in the story. Through drama we will use a conscience alley to discuss characters' actions and behaviour. We will write a letter to the evil pea to persuade him to stop however the evil pea brings his trouble making to school!
We then will look at stories with repeating patterns. We will focus on the story 'Muncha Muncha Muncha' to develop our writing skills. We will practise writing in the first person when writing a dairy entry. We will follow the structure of Muncha Muncha Muncha to plan and write our own narrative.
Reading continues to be an important focus throughout the school. Every week children will read with staff individually and in guided reading groups. Two reading books are sent home to be shared with parents/ carers and these are changed weekly. Children visit the school library on Wednesday where they can choose a library book to take home to share with parents/ carers. Please return library books on Wednesday so it can be changed. We encourage children to read at home at least three times a week and for this to be recorded in reading records. Thank you so much for reading with your child at home!
In Maths we are learning:
*Place value within 20
*Addition and Subtraction within 20
*Geometry: #position and direction
In Year 1 we enhance learning through having a continuous provision, in the afternoon. Children access the provision independently, choosing to play and learn about things that interest them or completing ‘fireworks challenges’ to earn a dojo point. Activities in the provision are carefully planned to allow children to be active, autonomous and unique learners. Year 1 continuous provision mirrors the Early Years model to provide a seamless transition that ensures children are happy and enthusiastic learners.
Year 1 have P.E on Thursday with our P.E specialist Mr. Dowson. Please ensure children have a named P.E kit in school. Kits will be returned home at the end of term to be washed and then returned back to school.
Homework in Year 1 consists of English and Maths based tasks along with spellings. Spellings are based previously learnt Phonics ‘green words’ and a ‘red word’. Homework is sent home on Friday to be returned on Wednesday. Spellings are tested on Friday morning.
Please feel free to ask any questions or queries you may have.