Donaldson Class 1A Gray Class 1M
Year 1 support staff - Mrs Brown, Mrs Moat and Miss Kubanska
Welcome to Year 1's class 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.
We hope you all had a happy, healthy break and are ready to continue the Year 1 learning adventure!
Please find information below about Term 4.
Maths – In Maths we follow the White Rose hub schemes of learning.
This term we will be continuing to work on Addition and Subtraction. We will begin with looking at adding doubles before moving on to Subtracting number bonds, missing number sentences and related facts. After this we move onto knowing, naming, ordering and using numbers to 50.
Please continue to play games with numbers and repeat any number bond work from last term.
English – We follow Ruth Miskin's Read Write Inc
The children were all grouped just before the end of the term, and we will continue with Read Write Inc.These lessons will be taught daily in groups Monday to Friday. The children will then return to their own classes for a further English lesson to practice their skills. This term we will be focusing on building sentences, using the sounds we know and correct formation of letters.
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
- Support them to read, use and write the red words (e.g my, saw, was, what, they)
Speeding up word reading videos
Writing - We have started making books with the children and will continue to do so this term. The children are encouraged to make up their own stories. We will be learning to use nouns, verbs and adjectives alongside the punctuation needed to make our writing make sense.
RE - In RE we will continue with Christianity
'Why does Easter matter to Christians?'
In RE this term we will be finding out about the stories of Holy Week and Easter in the Bible and the signs of Spring. We will be asking and answering questions about Christians beliefs at this time and what the messages are within the stories.
This term we will be contionuing with gymnastics skills, focusing on jumps and balances. 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 every day of our block. As the weather is chilly, please send your child in appropriate joggers for our outside PE.
1A - PE day = Wednesday - shorts, PE T-shirts, joggers if needed and school jumper/fleece
1M - PE day = Thursday - shorts, PE T-shirts, 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.
Date of our block week:
WB - 19.02.24 - OUTSIDE EVERYDAY - Please dress your child ready for PE all week
Net and Wall games - including tennis based skills
Our learning this term will include -
'Can I use this to make that?' Science
Science (Exploring everyday materials) during these lessons we will be finding out about different materials and whatwould be best to use for certain structures/jobs. We will be experimenting with different materials and evaluating their uses.
'How do wheels and axis work?' - DT
In DT, we will be learning about the jobs of an axis and wheels and thinking about how things move.
'Can we move a robot?' - Computing
During Computing (Programming) we will look at algorythms and how to programme a robot to move in certain directions.
'Can you follow a pattern and beat? - Music
. In Music, we will be focusing on patterns in music and whether we can follow changing beats. We will also be using our skills during the drumming workshop.
'What did out Grandparents do?' - History
For History, we will be finding out about how lives have changed since when our grandparents were at school, what sort of toys they played with and making comparisons between things now and then.
This term in PSHE, we are looking at the Jigsaw piece 'Healthy Me' -
'What parts do I need to keep healthy and how?'
This will include learning about how to keep our minds and bodies healthy, the use of medicine, washing oursleves, exercsie and healthy eating.
To support at home
*Read to and listen to your child read whenever possible, daily for best results!
SPEEDY READING FOCUS
Please watch this video link to see how you can support your child with speedy reading at home:
Speeding up word reading - this link is only available for 30 days
If you are worried about your child and their speech or language development please have a look at the link for the Parents Portal on Speech and Language Link below
PLEASE SEE ATTACHMENTS BELOW FOR MORE SUPPORT