Donaldson Class 1A Gray Class 1M
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 2.
Maths – In Maths we follow the White Rose hub schemes of learning.
This term we will begin by looking at Addition and Subtraction within 10. This is to ensure the children understand the concepts and are able to answer questions using manipulative and being able to explain their learning. The children will be taught about the part, whole model, how to use number lines for addition and subtraction and being able to record their results/answers.
At the end of the term we will look at naming and describing 2D and 3D shapes using mathematical language - faces, corners, vertices, edges, cried, straight.
English – We follow Ruth Miskin's Read Write Inc
The children were all grouped just before the end of the year, and we will continue with Read Write Inc.These lessons will now be on a 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 building sentences, using finger spaces, capital letters and full stops.
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 said, you, was, put)
RE - In RE we follow the Understanding Christianity scheme. This term will focus on the big question -
'Why does Christmas matter to Christians?'
In RE this term we will be finding our about the birth of Jesus, recognising that stories of Jesus' life come from the Gospels and thinking about what we are thankful for at this time of year.
This term we will be working on Sending and Receiving and Dance. 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 - 07.11.22 - OUTSIDE EVERYDAY - Please dress your child ready for PE all week
Our topic this term will include Science (Materials) during these lessons we will be learning about types of materials and their characteristics. In History (Significant people and events) we will be learning about the story of Guy Fawkes and the Gun Powder plot. In Art (DT) the children will have the opportunities to design and make Christmas decorations. During Computing (Internet safety and Purple Mash) we will look at using computers safely and appropriately.
The children will answer mini questions in each session and deepen their thinking.
This term in PSHE, we are looking at the Jigsaw piece 'Celebrating Differences'
This will include learning about how we are all unique and special, talking about differences we see, hear, feel and championing our friends.
To support at home
*Read to and listen to your child read whenever possible, daily for best results!
*Play games to encourage turn taking and language development.
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