Mrs Amos and Mrs Downes 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.
Maths – In Maths we follow the White Rose hub schemes of learning.
This term we will be looking at place value within 10 and learning to read, write, make and compare these numbers. We will also be introducing formal addition and subtraction using different manipulatives and representations. Children must be confident using these numbers to reason and problem solve at concrete, pictorial and abstract levels. To help at home you could
- practise correct number formation
- counting using 1-1 correspondence
- count forwards and backwards from any number within 10
- find one more and one less than any given number within 10
- Practise number bonds to 10 (e.g. 7 + 3)
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 focussing on sentence structure, basic punctuation and handwriting. To help at home you could
- Practise the RWInc sounds
- 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. The theme Gospels. We will be learning about parables and how God is like a parent.
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 correct PE uniform including outdoor PE wear.
Dark tracksuit or jogging bottoms
Dark sweatshirt/school fleece (No hoodies)
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:
16/9/19 Throwing and catching
11/11/19 Sending and receiving
In Geography this term, we will be looking at human features in our locality. This will include learning new vocabulary like, village, city, port, harbour and many more. We will also be learning about jobs in our local area.
In science this term we will be learning about the four seasons in the Uk and how the weather changes. We will investigate different types of weather and learn how to measure them. This will end with the children presenting their own weather forecast to each other. Maybe they could watch the weather forecast at home to start learning some tips in preparation!