Hello, welcome to the Year One's page. 

We have two Year 1 classes, Emerald and Sapphire.

Topics covered this Spring Term: 

Literacy: Adventure stories – Children have been looking at different parts of stories – beginning, middle, end, characters and setting. They have written their own transport adventure and this half term will write their own space adventure stories.

Winter poetry – rhyming poems

Information writing - transport in the local area – how transport works, where we see it, different parts of etc.

-         road safety

-         space

Instructional texts – Children will learn how to write instructions for simple tasks such as brushing teeth, making a sandwich.

Numeracy: Counting, comparing and ordering numbers to 20 and above, recognising and writing teen numbers, addition e.g 10+2=12, subtraction e.g 12-2=10,  counting in twos, fives and tens e.g 0 to 100,  halving and doubling of numbers and working with number problems, data handling – graphs and tables, telling the time, measurement – length, weight, capacity.


This term our topics are based around transport and forces.

Science: Forces – Looking at pushes and pulls in the playground and the world around us.

Geography: Our local area – this will include some walks around the local area looking at different aspects that make up the community, mapping.

R.E: Stories from different religions.

PSHE: Setting and working towards goals.

P.E: Gymnastics, ball skills, dancing, swimming.

Art: A focus on different materials taught by Peter

P.E Kit. P.E will still be on a Monday, please can all children wear a white t-shirt and blue shorts. Please make sure that these are named and brought to school every Monday.

Swimming will be on Thursday all children are expected to swim as it is part of the curriculum. If they are not well enough to swim they are not well enough to be in school. Make sure that they bring a towel and swimming costume each week. There are spare swimming kits for those who do not bring their own to school.

Library: Sapphire class go to the library on alternate Fridays. Emerald class go to the library on alternate Wednesdays.

Homework. Homework will be given out on a Friday, please can all children bring their homework books back on a Wednesday.

Homework will include a maths, literacy and topic based task and a set of spellings.

There will be a spelling test every Thursday/Friday.

Pack Folders: Please bring your pack folder every day.

The book being sent home is for you to enjoy with your child, if you require a harder or easier book please write a little comment in the home school diary.

Lateness to School: Please make sure that you bring your child to school on time each day so they are not marked as absent in the register.

Winter Clothing: With the cold weather here, most children are bringing gloves, scarves, hats, jumpers and coats. Can you please make sure these are named so that they do not get lost.

Home-School Book: This needs to be brought to school everyday. Parents should be signing the book once you have read with the child. The book also has a list of frequently used words, phonics, number bonds and other useful pages. Use this book as a way to communicate with the class teacher.

Parent  / Teacher Relationship: Please come and talk to us anytime after school or make an appointment at the office.

                James & Maggie

2013 Year 1 Sapphire
2013 year 1 Emerald Emerald class timetable
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