The Year 1 teachers are:
Ms. Rawlinson is our Assistant Head & KS1 Phase Leader
Mr. Chapman & Ms. Ryan - Bluebell Class
Ms. Children - Rose Class
Ms. Bellanfonte-Smith - Poppy Class
Ms. Delpeche - Daisy Class
Ms. Cunningham – Sunflower Class
The Year 1 staff are really looking forward to working with the new parents and children this year. So far we have had an excellent start back and are really looking forward to the exciting learning that will be taking place!
During Autumn 1, in Year 1 our topic is ‘All About Me’. In English we will be writing about ourselves. We will be thinking about what we want to write; using our ideas to put words into sentences. We will be focusing on using finger spaces, full stops and capital letters.
We will be doing lots of reading in Year 1 so it is important that we read every day at home and practise our phonics and High Frequency Words- these will be sent as weekly homework. Learning our phonics sounds will be a huge focus for us this year. Learning our sounds will help us to read and write.
In class we will be reading every day, following the Daily Supported Reading (DSR) programme.
Learning about ourselves will help us to create some art projects too, such as painting a self-portrait and making a collage of ourselves from different materials and shapes. In geography we explore our local area and its features using maps and aerial photographs to help us.
We will also be exploring the topic ‘All About Me’ further in science. We will be identifying and labelling parts of a body and learn about our senses through fun experiments such as taste tests and listening activities.
In maths we will be practising our counting forwards and backwards and learning more about place value focussing on addition up to 20. We will be exploring maths with the use of lots of different resources that can help us like numicon, cubes, counters and number lines.
Again, practising maths skills at home will help with the work done in school. If you are in need of any ideas or guidance the teachers will be happy to help.
On Friday afternoons, we will be setting work on Google Classroom for the children to complete at home. Here you will also find assemblies, Music and PE activities. We will be showing the children in school how to complete tasks and how to upload work. If you need any support or guidance with uploading work, we will help you.
Please check our area on the website and Google Classroom for regular updates. If you have any questions about the learning taking place this half term, please speak to your child’s class teacher.
The Year 1 Team
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