Mrs Amos and Miss Greeves Mrs Bate and Mrs Brown
Donaldson Class 1A Hargreaves Class 1B
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.
The Year 1 team
- 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 be looking at place value of numbers. Children will be given opportunities to demonstrate their learning using pictures, words, symbols and equipment. It is important for the children to know the numbers thoroughly.
English – We follow Ruth Miskin's Read Write Inc
We have now started our new Read, Write Inc groups. These will run from 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 continuing to focus on using conjunctions in sentences, including and, because, but and so. We will also be continuing to use adjectives to make their writing more exciting. 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
- Talk to your child about any new vocabulary you come across in books
RE - In RE we follow the Understanding Christianity scheme
This term we will be continuing to learn about Christianity.
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 comfortable shoes for PE sessions as we are not changing for PE at this current time.
1B - PE day = Wednesday
1A - PE day = Thursday
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 for terms 1 and 2:
Week beginning 14/09/20 - Both classes
Week beginning 09/11/20 - Both classes
We have spoken to the Year R teachers and will be covering the topics that the children missed out on last year. This is to help the children with the transition.
Therefore we will be looking at 'People who help us' this term. This will include the emergency services as well as other important professionals. We will use a wide variety of resources including a number of texts, both fiction and non fiction.
To support at home
Please continue to talk to your child about any worries or concerns.
Encourage your child to say letter sounds rather than names.
Practice letter and number formation when possible.
Count and notice numbers in the environment.
Read to and listen to your child read whenever possible.
Play games to encourage turn taking and language development.