Welcome to Year 1!
Our topic for the Autumn Term is ‘Marvellous Me!'
During this topic we will identify the countries that make up the UK and their capital cities, name human and animal body parts, explore our five senses, create self-portraits and construct 3D models.
This topic will include work on investigating seasons as part of our science work.
We will also look at key events in history including Bonfire Night and Remembrance Day.
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. Some information about early-reading is available at the bottom of the page.
RWI / Grammar Hammer / Big Write:
In Year 1, RWI phonics sessions will run alongside English lessons where children will be taught about different text types and genres as well as spelling and grammar rules. 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 practice.
The English focus for the Autumn term is Traditional Tales (fiction), instructions and recounts (non-fiction) and nonsense poems (poetry).
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 Autumn Term, we will work on adding and subtracting numbers within 10, number bonds and pairs, properties of 2D shapes and naming the days and months of the year in order (linking to our birthdays).
In the Autumn term, we will cover the topics 'humans and other animals' and begin to identify 'seasonal changes'.
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 Thursday 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.
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. 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 the office with your email address.
AUTUMN TERM DIARY DATES
Tuesday, 3rdSeptember 2019: First day of Autumn Term
Wednesday, 4thSeptember 2019: Meet the Teacher ~ 2pm
Thursday, 5thSeptember 2019: Meet the Teacher ~ 2pm