Class Curriculum Newsletters
Welcome to Year 1
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Class teacher: Miss Hall
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Freer
Welcome to Year 1. We hope you have had a brilliant summer holiday and enjoyed all of the fun activities you did!
To begin the year we will be looking at the brilliant story of the ‘Colour Monster’, thinking about feelings/emotions and what we can do when we are feeling sad, worried or anxious.
Then following on from that, in literacy, we are looking at the story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’. We will be learning the story and retelling it in various different ways and eventually we will be on the hunt for something around school!
If you have any books for this story please feel free to share these on your Class Dojo portfolio.
Over the year we will be covering many different fiction and non-fiction units. Throughout these units we will be covering various different aspects of literacy to improve our reading and writing. Some of these include:
- Sequencing sentences to form short narratives.
- Re-reading our work to check it makes sense.
- Using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
- Forming letters correctly – lower and upper case.
- Using the phonics we have learnt in phonics sessions and applying it to our reading and writing – blending and segmenting words.
‘Talk for Writing’ is an approach used to improve our story writing and this is going to be very prominent in the literacy lessons this year. Stories are acted out with story-telling actions and grammar games are used to help improve vocabulary, sentence structure and use of grammar.
In Year 1 maths is taught through practical activities where children will get to apply what they have learnt in different ways, e.g. games, word problems, investigations of length, weight and capacity etc. Here are some of the learning objectives we will be covering throughout the year.
- Count to and across 100, forwards and backwards.
- Read and write numbers to 100, in numerals.
- Count in multiples of twos, fives and tens.
- Solve one step problems in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
- Use number bonds and subtraction facts within 20.
- Solve practical problems for length/height, weight/mass, capacity and time.
- Begin to record different measures.
- Recognise and name common 2D and 3D shapes.
- Tell the time to the hour and half past the hour.
We have now completed the IPC ‘Brainwave’ topic but we will continue to refer back to what we have learnt throughout all of the other IPC topics we do.
Our new IPC topic is 'Live and Let Live'. This topic focuses on living things. We will be finding out what all living things need, how they are different or similar to each other and how we can protect the living things in this world. (Please see link to the updated newsletter, for more detailed information on this topic, at the top of this page, uploaded on Class Dojo or sent out on Arbor).
**Please look out for a parents information video uploaded to Class Dojo soon, where more in depth information will be given on various different things in KS1.**
A grid will be put on the class story page of Class Dojo. The activities are for you to do throughout the term, when you choose to. A new grid will be uploaded onto Class Dojo every half term. Please remember upload pictures and videos of what you have done for the activities over on your Dojo portfolios, so we get to see your fabulous work.
Every Friday a phonics activity will be uploaded as an activity to your Class Dojo portfolio. This will link in with the sounds that have been learnt that week in the Phonics sessions.
Ongoing – this should be happening every night. Please make sure an adult writes in the reading record every time a library book is shared at home. Children will have two reading books - one from the library with a coloured sticker and a phonics book, which relates to what they are learning in phonics lessons.
Reading books should be in school everyday. Stickered library books can be changed daily, providing reading records have been written in. Phonics books will be changed weekly. Adults in school will be reading with children on a very regular basis, but comments may not always be written in reading records.
PE sessions will be carried out by sports coaches on a Tuesday afternoon, with Mrs Tripp accompanying them. Please make sure complete PE kits are in school. During the warmer months we will be doing PE lessons outside so a pair of trainers or PE shoes will be useful to have.