In Year 1 this year, our team is Miss Gardner, Mrs. Brookes, and Mrs. Medley. We are looking forward to a brilliant year! If your child is in Year 1 this year, please familiarise yourself with this page and we will keep you updated on the various activities that the class is currently involved in.
This year we will be teaching a wide range of subjects within the curriculum: Literacy, Maths Science, History and Geography, Art and DT, Computing, Music, RE, and French. This term 1G will have PE on a Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Please ensure that your child brings their PE kit on these days.
Year 1 Phonics screening checks:
In June this year, your children will be tested on their phonic decoding skills in a short assessment.
Children each will have an orange ‘Flying High Reading Record’ which is taken home daily. Please help your child by listening to them read, and discussing the book by asking questions about what they have read – followed by a short comment in the reading record. In the reading record, your child can find stickers which they use to place in the comment section themselves, to show how they felt about the reading or the story itself.
Last half term we looked at ‘Toy Story’ but this half term we are focusing on ‘The Smartest Giant in Town’ by Julia Donaldson. We have been learning how to structure our sentences and how to use adjectives, nouns, and verbs properly in a sentence. Using this knowledge, we can apply it to our writing. We are writing character descriptions for George the Giant in the story, including the character’s physical appearance as well as their personality. Also, looking at writing a retelling of the story using correct openers for sentences and time words to structure our writing. We are using innovation within our writing to change parts of the story to make it our own. As well as this, we are looking at the structure of a letter to write a letter to George the Giant developing our learning on using a question mark appropriately within our writing.
Key objectives that we are going to focus on this year are:
In power maths this term we will cover the following units:
To support your child with their maths, please practice number bonds to 10 and counting in 2s, 5s, and 10s.