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Year 1

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. Our provision activities will be linked in with all our topics so children are able to learn through play. In Year 1 Percy Shaw the class teacher is Miss Naaz and in Year 1 Amy Johnson class the class teacher is Miss Woodcock-Shaw. The teaching assistants are Mrs Kaur and Miss Kitson.

In Autumn 1 our IPC topic is 'Who am I?' 

. During this unit we will be focusing on Society, Art, Physical Education, Science, Geography and International.

In Society, we’ll be finding out:

• About the different groups we belong to

• About the things that make us feel happy

• How to deal with anger

• How to stay safe

• How to make an emergency phone call

In Art, we’ll be finding out:

• How to draw portraits and self-portraits

• How to take a portrait photograph

• About portraits by famous painters and sculptors

• How to design a favourite menu

In Physical Education, we’ll be finding out:

• What activities we can do well

• How we can stay fit and strong

In Science, we’ll be finding out:

• About how our hearts work

• About how we are similar to and different from other people

• About different types of foods

 

In Geography, we’ll be finding out:

• Which countries we or our ancestors have come from

• How to find our local area on a map

• About different countries we have lived in.

 

In International, we’ll be finding out:

• About the way children in our host country and home countries live

 

For English this half term we will be doing creative writing around our IPC topic. We will link this to the book 'The Bog Baby'. We will be writing descriptions, making leaflets, making posters and much more exciting things! We will focus on using capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and carefully making sure our letters are on the line. 

In Maths we are looking at the value of numbers and are using lots of equipment and images to help us show this. We will then use this knowledge to solve problems and mathematical sentences. We really enjoy being practical in maths and believe it is the best way to learn how to solve problems.

To help your child at home please practice counting in 1's, 2's, 5's and 10's backwards and forwards starting at any number up to 100. Also practice doubling and sharing numbers, this can be done anywhere, even when you’re out shopping!

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 in Year 1 will be sitting a phonics screening test. Staff will be working very hard to support your children and to help them pass this test.

If you would like to do some further practise with your child or require information please check the website 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.

Homework is given on Thursday and is due back the following Wednesday.  Reading should be done EVERY DAY for about ten minutes.  

P.E. is on Monday for both classes. 

If you have any questions please feel free to come and speak to us.

HAPPY LEARNING!

 

Miss Naaz and Miss Woodcock-Shaw