Hello, welcome to the Year One's page.
We have two Year 1 classes, Emerald and Sapphire.
Topics covered this Summer Half Term:
Literacy: Traditional Tales – Children have been looking at different Traditional Tales such as Three Billy Goats Gruff and the Gingerbread Man. They will sequence stories, act out the stories, retell the stories and work towards writing their own Traditional Tale.
Information texts – Children will be writing about different toys and materials focussing on giving information and describing them.
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, calculations with money, counting in twos, fives and tens e.g 0 to 100, halving and doubling of numbers and working with number problems. We will be having a big focus on maths investigations using the skills they have learnt throughout the year and work as a team.
This half term our topics are based around Toys and Materials.
Science: Materials – We will be looking at what materials different things are made out of and why that material was chosen.
Geography: The World Around Us – We will find out where in the world everyone in the class comes from – either where they were born or where their parents were born.
R.E: Belonging to a religion.
P.E: Hockey, games, athletics, dance and Swimming.
Art: Using shapes in art taught by Peter
P.E will still be on a Friday, please can all children wear a white t-shirt and blue shorts. Please make sure that these are named and brought to school every Friday.
Dance will be on a Wednesday taught by Sami.
Swimming will be on Monday taught by Alison, 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 Wednesdays. Emerald class go to the library on alternate Fridays.
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.
Book Bags: Please bring your book bag 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.
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