Mrs Amos, Mrs Brown and Mrs Moat Miss Bate and Miss Greeves
Donaldson Class 1A Jeffers Class 1B
Welcome to Year 1's class page
Please see our narrated PowerPoint at the bottom of the page.
Welcome to Year 1. We are looking forward to an exciting year of learning and fun. Here is some information that we hope you will find useful for this term, please make an appointment or email us should you have any other questions.
PLEASE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES
- Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- Always wash your hands when you get home or into work/school
- Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
- Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
Maths – In Maths we follow the White Rose hub schemes of learning.
This term we will begin by looking at numbers to 10 in real depth, ensuring that we can read, write, order and explain these numbers. Our Maths sessions will include being able to say, build, draw, write and explain numbers clearly.
English – We follow Ruth Miskin's Read Write Inc
The children were all grouped just before the Summer break and we will continue with Read Write Inc.These will Monday to Thursday each week. On a Friday, the children will practise the skills they have learnt in an extended piece of writing. This term we will be focusing on holding a sentence, using our sounds and writing letters clearly.
To help at home you could.....
- Practise the RWInc sounds
- Encourage your child to read shorter words speedily
- Listen to your child read daily
- Practise correct letter formation (lower case and capital letters)
- Talk to your child about any new vocabulary you come across in books
RE - In RE we follow the Understanding Christianity scheme
In RE this term we will be looking at the big question - 'What do Christians believe God is like?'
During this time we listen to stories in the Bible, make connections with our own lives and explain our ideas.
This term we will be focusing on 'Throwing and Catching'. Each term we will complete a block of PE lessons every afternoon for one week. It is really important that your child has come to school ready to take part in PE on the selected days and everyday of our block.
1B - PE day = Thursday - shorts, PE tshirt, joggers if needed and school jumper/fleece
1A - PE day = Wednesday - shorts, PE tshirt, joggers if needed and school jumper/fleece
Earrings may not be worn during PE lessons. Please remove before school unless your child is able to remove them, themselves.
These are the dates of our block weeks until Christmas:
Throwing and Catching - 13/09/21
Sending and receiving - 08/11/21
Our topic this term will include Science (Seasonal Change) for this we will be learning about the 4 Seasons and the weather within them. In History (Significant events and people from the past) we are going to find out about and explore The Gunpowder Plot and Guy Fawkes. In Art (Colour) the children will experience trying different colour mixing techniques and learning about famous artists. We will also be looking at aspects of Music (Musical terminology) and IT (Internet safety).
The children will answer mini questions in each session and deepen their thinking.
This term in PSHE, we are looking at the Jigsaw piece 'Being me in my world'
This will include learning about how we express our feelings in class, how we are part of a team, that all children in the class have a right to learn in a happy, calm environment and that we are all important.
To support at home
Please continue to talk to your child about any worries or concerns.
Encourage your child(ren) to be more independent at home - dressing and sorting own things
Practice letter and number formation when possible.
Count and notice numbers in the environment.
Read to and listen to your child read whenever possible, daily for best results!
Play games to encourage turn taking and language development.