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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 Khan and Mrs Mir in 1PM and Mrs Holdsworth in 1CH. The teaching assistants are Mrs Kaur and Miss Kitson.

In English we will be exploring a non-fiction text on animals. The children will be researchiong about Tigers and another animal from Yorkshire Wildlife Park using the i-pads. This will lead them to writing their own information booklet about the different animals. We will also be reading the book 'Rumble in the Jungle'.  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 and look forward to writing our own poem/ riddle about an animal 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……?

 It's not long now parents, June is just around the corner and it is time for  the children to take their phonics test. The children and staff have been working hard to improve the children's scores and progress has been made. The test will take place on the week beginning June 11th.  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. If you would like to do some further practise with your child or require information please check the websire below.

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 numbers too if you can.

Homework is given on Friday and is due back the following Wednesday.  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 Animals including Humans.  

In Computing  we will become TV chefs and record our own recipes using i-pads..

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!