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Year 1

Welcome to the Year One web page. In Year One we enjoy learning and exploring in different ways as well as gaining our independence. The teachers are Mrs Parsons and Mrs Mir in 1PM and Mrs Holdsworth in 1CH. The teaching assistants are Mrs Kaur and Miss Kitson.

Over the summer we have worked really hard to set up the Year 1 classes to include lots of spaces and areas you and your children will be familiar with from the Reception classes.  This is to help them make the move from Reception into Year 1 and also to continue developing their knowledge and understanding through play and activities.

In English we will be exploring the story 'Harry and the Dinosaurs go to school'.  We will  focus on forming sentences orally and writing these with finger spaces, capital letters and full stops. We will look at exploring the book through the use of drama, learn an oral version of the story and look forward to writing our own Harry and the Dinosaurs story at the end of the topic.  

We love to read!

When you are reading with your child please ask questions about what your child is reading and their opinions on the book as well as signing their reading diary.  It is important that your child listens to stories read and told by an adult too.

Examples of questions include:

  • What is your favourite part of the story?
  • Can you describe the characters and settings?
  • What might happen next?
  • Can you find a word that means the same as……?

 In June the children will take a phonics test. This is to see if they can use their phonic knowledge to read words.  This year we will spend a lot of time teaching phonics to give your children the skills they need for this test.  We will be able to tell you your child’s mark and whether they have passed around the end of June when the pass mark is released. For examples of these tests please visit:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/phonics-screening-check-2014-materials

Another website that is good for generating practise materials is:

 http://www.oxfordphonicschecksupport.co.uk/login?  

ALL the phonics sounds are provided in the middle of your child's reading record.  Please practise EVERY DAY.  This will really help to improve your child's reading, spelling and writing.

In Maths we will be counting up to 100 and beyond, ordering and sequencing numbers, doubling numbers, practising our addition and subtraction skills, measuring weight and length as well as talking about shapes.

Please practice counting forwards and backwards with your children and get them practising doubling nmbers too if you can.

Homework is given on Friday and is due back the following Friday.  Reading should be done EVERY DAY for about ten minutes.  Your child can choose some or all of the homework activities from the homework grid.

In Science this term we are focussing on Materials and Seasonal Changes.  

In Computing  we will be making cards and looking at E-cards as well as attempting to make our own short animations.

P.E. is on Tuesday and Friday for 1PM and Monday and Tuesday for 1CH.

If you have any questions please come and talk to us.

HAPPY LEARNING!