Topics covered this Autumn Term:
Literacy: Stories with familiar settings eg playing with friends, labels and lists eg writing shopping lists, pattern and rhyme, stories from other cultures and instruction writing eg how to make a fruit salad.
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, handling data e.g bar graphs and pictograms, money e.g buying things at a shop, counting in twos, fives and tens e.g 0 to 100, halving and doubling of numbers and working with number problems.
Science: Ourselves – eg; exercise, healthy eating, parts of the body, our five senses and hygiene.
History: Homes and houses from the past.
PHSE: New beginnings / Getting on and falling out.
P.E: Football / Swimming /
Art: Self portraits taught by Peter
P.E Kit. Please can all children wear a white t-shirt, blue shorts and trainers (if outside). Please make sure that these are all named.
Emerald will have P.E on Monday.
Sapphire will have P.E on Monday.
Swimming will be on Thursday 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.
Clothing: Make sure all clothing is labelled. This includes jumpers, trousers, skirts, dresses, t-shirts, hats and gloves.
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.
Library: Year One will visit the local library once every three weeks.
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 or Friday.
Book Bags: Please bring your pack folder everyday.
Books will be changed on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
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 Book. It is expected that children are reading everyday.
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. If they are late please take them to the office first to sign in.
Behaviour In Year One we believe in lots of positive praise and encouragement. Children are required to follow the class rules that they agreed on.
Parent / Teacher Relationship:Please come and talk to us anytime after school or make an appointment at the office.
James & Maggie