Welcome to Year 1!
Our topic for the Spring Term is ‘The jobs people do!'
During this topic we will look at different jobs and the skills needed to do each.
This will include work on investigating materials in Science, as well as naming parts of the human body and investigating different animals and their habitats.
Please download and view the topic web at the bottom of the page for more information.
Communication Book and book bags:
Please could you ensure your child brings their book bag into school each day. Book bags should contain your child's green 'Communication Book' and reading book. Please check your child's book bag each evening for letters that may have been handed out that day.
Reading books will be changed when the Communication Book is signed to say your child has finished their book. Please could you aim to read with your child every day, even for just 5 to 10 minutes! Every little bit of reading practise will help your child develop their reading skills- not just word recognition or sound blending techniques, but their comprehension of the text they are reading. The children will be given a level for their comprehension skills so, as well as hearing them read every day, asking questions to check their understanding of the text is really helpful too! The children will be heard read weekly in their guided reading groups with Miss Weyman or their RWI group leader, as well as individually by Miss Weyman or one of our kind reading volunteers as often as possible. Some information about early-reading is contained at the bottom of the page.
RWInc / Grammar Hammer / Extended Writing:
RWInc sessions will run daily as well as an English lesson where children will be taught about different text types and genres. Some PowerPoints of all the ‘Green and Red Words’ are contained at the bottom of the page to help your child build their confidence in essential High Frequency Words should you wish to do a little extra practise.
The English focus for the Spring term is fairy tales (fiction), information texts and diaries (non-fiction).
In Maths we will be looking at place value, focusing on the difference between ‘teen’ and ‘ty’ and reading and writing these numbers. By the end of Year 1 children need to be able to read and write numbers to 100 in numerals and spell numbers to twenty in words.
During the Spring Term, we will work on our number bonds to ten, fact families, mathematical symbols (including multiply) and measuring capacity. We will continue to work on counting in tens as well as beginning to count in fives.
In this term, we will cover the topics 'material' and 'humans and other animals'.
Please make sure you have your PE kit in school for the whole week. It is recommended that you have your indoor and outdoor kit, including joggers and a jumper so we can go outside as much as possible.
Optional homework will be set each week. This will be issued via the ‘Homework folder’ on either a Thursday or Friday every week and should be returned the following Monday morning. Also, please remember that for anyone wishing to do a little extra homework, Education City is still accessible via the Internet.
Follow this link to find out about using Education City on your iPad.
The children also have list of spellings appropriate to the level they are working which they can work on at home as well as in school. As part of their writing assessment, children will be tested on their spelling of the Year 1 common words. The ‘word of the week’ will be on the bottom of each homework page.
Please let Miss Weyman know if you are not receiving updates from the website and would like them. Email updates and newsletters will remind you of useful information and future events such as class assemblies, trips and parents’ evenings etc. if you provide them with your email address.
For photographs of class and school activities, please click on 'CHILDREN' and then 'GALLERY'.
Please feel free to come and see me about anything you may need help with. I am happy to meet with you and discuss any comments, questions or concerns you may have about our topic, the work covered in class or your child's progress.