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Year 1

Week beginning 7th October.


In Literacy the children have been using the book, 'Whatever Next'. They have been using adjectives to describe Baby Bear and they also been using their homework and have shared lots of interesting facts about the planet, Saturn. The children will continue with the story next week, where they will be focusing on story structure and re-telling the story using time-connectives, punctuation, finger spaces and adjectives.


In Numeracy the children have been working on Number Bonds to 10 and learning to recall them quickly and independently. 


Topic - Our topic for the next two weeks is the amazing 'Lego Stem Project'. The children will be working in teams to become engineers to design and construct a range of buildings, bridges and sculptures. 


Peace & Justice Week - The children had a wonderful time during their workshop on Friday. They sang, listened to cultural stories and took part in a story whilst drumming altogether. Please take a look at the photos!

This week in Literacy we have been reading the book, 'The Three Billy Goat's Gruff' to help us focus on story structure. The children have been using adjectives, finger spaces, capital letters and full stops to retell their favourite part of the story. 


In Numeracy we have been focusing on subtration. The children have been writing number sentences and using number lines to jump backwards to find the correct answers. 


Our topic this week was Science. The children became 'sense detectives' to help Ella track down her missing teddy. They used their senses to smell, touch, hear, look and taste different objects to help them identify the correct teddy in the lost and found shop. Lots of fun and laughter was had in these lessons! 


There is NO Mymaths homework this week. Instead we ask that all children research the planet, Saturn. They will be using their research to help them in their Literacy lessons next week.


Thank you 

The Year One Team angel

This week in Literacy the children continued their work on poetry and focused on the nonsense poem by Spike Milligan, Ning Nang Nong. They had great fun creating their own verse of the poem. In Numeracy the children have been working on adding and subtracting 1 more and 1 less than a given number. Our topic this week was RE, the children were learning about the Christian festival, Harvest. As a class each child brought in a piece of fruit and then enjoyed sharing a fruit salad together.

This week in Literacy the children have been focusing on rhyming words. 

They worked together to think of words that rhyme and had lots of fun creating a class poem!

In Numeracy the children have been using Numicon to solve addition problems and have been ordering numbers by counting backwards.


Please could all children bring in a piece of fruit for our RE lesson on Wednesday. The children will be learning about the importance of Harvest and will be making a class fruit salad to share. 


Please remember that reading books must be in school every Wednesday so new books can be sent home the same day.


This week Numeracy homework was sent out as paper copies. The children will be bringing home their MyMaths login details tomorrow, please check book bags. There is a link on the class page to help you set this up. If you need further assistance please see your class teacher.


The Year One Team angel


Curriculum Newsletter - Autumn Term

Dear Parents/Carers, 


It was lovely to meet you all this evening at 'Meet the Teacher'. 


As promised please find below all the requested information, should you require anything else please speak to your class teacher.


We look forward to working with you to support your children through their journey in Year One.


The Year One Team wink

Important Dates

Meet The Teacher 2019 PPT

Dear Parent/Carers, Welcome to Year One! We are looking forward to getting to know you all and working together this academic year. We had a lovely first few days in Year One with your children. They enjoyed adapting to their new routines and finding their way around the classroom. Please look through the photos to see how happy your children are and how quickly they have settled in their new classes. We look forward to seeing you all on Monday 9th September at 6.30pm at 'Meet The Teacher'. The Year One Team :-)

Phonics Screening Information

Please help your child to learn Phase 2 to Phase 5 Tricky Words!