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 are 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.
Our IPC topic for Spring 2 is 'Live and Let Live'.
During this unit we will be focusing on Science, Technology, Geography and International.
In Science, we’ll be finding out:
- What animals and humans need to survive and grow
- How living and non-living things are different
- How humans and animals grow and change
- How to carry out a survey of living things
- How to attract wildlife to our environment
- How to sort living things into groups
In Technology, we’ll be finding out:
- How to make and design a bird feeder.
- We will plan and evaluate our models.
In International, we’ll be finding out:
- About animals and plants from different countries
- Why we need to look after all living species.
In Geography, we will be looking at:
- Animals from different countries.
- We will be identifying the worlds 7 oceans and 5 continents.
Our core story for Spring 2 is ‘The Little Red Hen’. We will be writing descriptions and retelling the story in many different ways. We will focus on using capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and carefully making sure our letters are on the line. We are also starting to join words and sentences together by using the conjunction 'and'.
In Maths we will be using lots of equipment and images to help us to explore: Place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions and geometry. 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.
Another website that is good for generating practise materials is:
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.
Miss Naaz and Miss Woodcock-Shaw