Welcome to Year 1
Autumn Term 1
What are we learning about this week?
They will be finishing their own version of 'Polly and the Alien.'
They will be exploring shape.
They will be discussing about what would we like a superhero to change in our school. E.g. less litter on the floor, etc. They will be spending an afternoon designing our Christmas cards and then Thursday is our stupendous 'Superhero Day.'
We are making a comic strip and then creating our own stop motion video of our superheroes saving people.
In Maths we are learning about number bonds to ten which are pairs of numbers that make 10. The children will use numicon and cubes to investigate different ways they can make ten.
The children will be writing about their own special super powers. For example they might be kind to everyone they meet or helpful when someone needs help in the classroom.
In Topic we have been visited by the villain Professor Slime this week! He left some rules around the school to try and trick the children into following them including terrible rules like, "don't share" or "throw your coats on the floor". Luckily Dormouse and Squirrel class were on hand to find these rules and rewrite them for the rest of the children in the school! We have also made our own slime this week and will end the week designing our own superhero masks.
We are giving real life heroes super powers and writing about how their super powers help save people's lives. Example: doctor - he has healing hands, x-ray vision and jet pack boots.
We will be looking at and naming parts of the body. Using our superhero senses to guess what is inside some boxes and, finally, making our own healthy sandwich to keep our superhero strength.
They will be comparing numbers, identifying which is greater and which is smaller. It is important that children are writing their numbers round the right way so please help them practise!
The children will be creating their own superhero comic strip! We will be practising saying sentences out loud before writing them. This helps the children to remember all the words they want to write before they begin.
They will be looking at real life heroes such as doctors, firemen etc and will be looking at the life of Florence Nightingale and why she is a hero.
In Maths this week we are using different resources to show one more and one less. We will also work on explaining our answers by answering questions in full sentences.
This week we are going to write a superhero comic strip! We will use the adjectives we generated last week to help us write super sentences.
We will continue our superhero theme in our Topic lessons this week and we will look at how to stay safe online, how to draw a detailed superhero picture and we will work as part of a group to explain how we can identify whether a character is a hero or a villain.
Welcome back to school and the start of an exciting journey in Year 1!
Counting objects, recognising numbers and writing them up to 10 will be the focus of the week.
We are practising our sentence writing in English by writing about our summer holidays.
In Topic we have launched our new topic Crossbones and Capes and have been using the iPads to make superhero pictures.
PE: At least one of our PE lessons will be outside every week. Therefore could we please request that you make sure your child has suitable PE clothing for both indoor and outdoor use in their bags. It is essential that PE kits stay at school throughout the week and are not taken home after a PE day.
Library Books: Once this is up and running, school library books should be brought back to school each week, even if your child wishes to keep them. This is so that they can be re-scanned out. Having the opportunity to go down to the library is an exciting opportunity for children and helps to promote the love of reading.
Snacks: The school provides snack every day so the children will not need to supply snacks from home.
Water bottles: Please make sure that your child has a named water bottle in school each day. Children should have water in their bottles rather than juice or squash.
Summer Term 2
This week the children will be learning about place value. They will be using numicon and dienes to look at how many tens and ones make up a number. The children will then move onto looking at greater than and less than and learning about the symbols.
This week will be a Read Write Inc. week. The children will be in their new differentiated groups to practise their blending, fluency and comprehension skills.
This week is our innovate week in topic where we will be using all the skills we have learned this half term to help us become pet detectives.
This week the children will be learning how to solve subtraction word problems, we will be looking at the vocabulary used and practising counting on in our heads.
This week will be a Literacy week. The children will be learning a new story 'How the Rabbit Got Her Ears', with a specific focus on the adjectives used to describe the animals. The children will then plan and write their own version of the story about an animal of their choice.
This week we will be starting our new topic 'Paws, Claws and Whiskers'. The children will be going on a butterfly hunt looking for hidden butterflies, they will then compare which ones camouflage better than others and why. The children will then make their own camouflaging butterfly.