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Year 1

Year 1

Welcome to the Year One web page. 

The class teachers are Miss Donnelly and Miss Dorward. The learning support assistants are Miss Kitson, Mrs Akhtar

Autumn overview : 

In Maths we will be focusing on naming and describing the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. We will also be focusing on place value of number within 10 and addition and subtraction within 10. Children will be provided with lots of concrete, pictorial and abstract experiences to support their learning. Lots of practical maths learning will be taking place within provision to help children consolidate what they have been learning. 

In English our core texts this half-term are : Lost in the toy museum and Queen Victoria's bathing machine. We will be focusing on: letter formation, handwriting, using Phonics to help us write words and writing sentences using capital letters and full stops. 

Our Science NC objectives this half term are : 

  •  To distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made

  •  To identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock

  • To describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials

  • To compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties.

Our topics this half-term are: History and DT 

National Curriculum objectives we will cover during this unit:

In History, we’ll be finding out:

  • How toys of the past were created. 
  • About changes over time (relating this to toys) 
  • To understand and use simple historical concepts such as now/then and same/different.

In D.T, we will be using the story of the Three Little Pigs to help up create houses using a variety of different materials. we’ll be finding out:

  • How to design a house using junk modelling.
  • How to make a house following a design criteria.
  • How to evaluate the house we have made. 

Our PE days in year 1 are Monday and Friday, if children could please come to school in their PE clothes (white T-shirt and black/blue shorts or tracksuit bottoms.) PE kits should be plain and not branded. 

This half-term we will be focusing on gymnastics and football. 

To support your child at home you can; 

Ensure you are reading with your child. Please make sure you sign your child's reading record. Children will be read with once per week in school and books will be changed accordingly.

Homework will be given out every Thursday and should be returned the following Wednesday.

When practising Phonics we have added some websites below that can be used.

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?  

PLEASE PRACTICE PHONICS TESTS EVERY DAY TO HELP YOU GET PREPARED FOR THE TEST IN JUNE. 

If you have any questions feel free to email us: Year1@Stmatthewsce.bradford.sch.uk