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Welcome to Year 1!

 

The Year 1 classes are called Snowdrops and Bluebells.

 

 Bluebells has 27 children.  Snowdrops class has 22 children.

 

In Bluebells class, Miss Beatty is the class teacher, Mrs Farmer is the curriculum learning supervisor, and Miss Gara is the support assistant.

 

Miss Heathcote is the class teacher in Snowdrops class and Mrs Gilbert-Gallagher is the curriculum learning supervisor.

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Phonics

 

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We have attached some videos that you can look at to support your child with the correct pronunciation of the sounds and to help them learn the sounds they might be forgetting. This will help them with their reading and writing skills.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYx1CyDMZSc

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7hRbrpq5Bo

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qB6SvZscxgg

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR0BV1zaFDM

 

Please speak to Miss Beatty or/and Miss Heathcote if you would like any support with the sounds and ideas for home. We are more than happy to help!

 

 

 

 

Timetable

This is the Year 1 timetable.

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Class Rules

We also follow the whole school non-negotiables:

  1. We always present our work at the highest standard, so we can be proud of it.
  2. We always correct our spelling.
  3. We know our success steps and always use them, this helps us to achieve our lesson objective.
  4. We always respond to our teachers marking as this helps us to improve.
  5. We use the grammar taught in our writing and can explain it using the correct language.

 

In Year 1, we have made our own class rules:

  • We always walk inside
  • We always try our best
  • Always tell the truth
  • Always be kind
  • Always ask before leaving the classroom
  • Use our inside voices
  • No hurting others
  • Share with others.

 

We always use our RICHER values:

Respectful

Independent

Caring

Helpful

Equal

Resilient

Children who demonstrate good RICHER values are rewarded with dojos, special RICHER value stickers, and can even be chosen to be a RICHER value champion! 

 

The children have been learning about the characters who are based on the RICHER values.

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PE

Year 1 have PE on Mondays and Thursdays this half term. Please remember to have your PE kits in school for this. Please make sure long hair is tied back and earrings are removed, otherwise they will need to be covered with tape.

Homework

Children will be given three pieces of homework per week (Maths, Grammar and Comprehension). This homework will be given out on a Friday and needs to be completed and returned to school by the following Wednesday. 


Children are also required to read their reading book (and have their diary signed for this) four times a week. In Year 1, the children will change their reading book once a week. They are therefore expected to read the same book several times to improve their fluency and comprehension of the story.

 

By completing your homework and reading four times, you will gain River View Dollars which can be exchanged towards our end of year trip!

 

Children can also read books by the authors on their Book Bingo sheet and will earn the following rewards:

1 line = a certificate and a bookmark

2 lines = a book

Full house = trip to the cinema

Summer 1

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This half term our topic focus is all about Gnomeo and Juliet! We will be learning about the plants around us, including common wild plants, deciduous and evergreen trees which we learn about in science. This will link to computing as the children will be using Ipads to take photographs to make a collage of what they discover outside.

 

As our stunning start, the children watched the film - Gnomeo and Juliet which will be used as the inspiration for guided writing. We will continue to develop our reading and writing skills through daily Read Write Inc sessions. We also have daily phonic sessions in class.

 

The children will also be going to Conkers to support their learning about plants and animals.

 

In maths, we will be focusing on multiplication and doubles.

Spring 2

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This half term our topic focus is all about Aliens! We will be learning about world around us, including animals.

 

To kick start our topic we will hold an alien afternoon in which the children can create crazy alien headbands.

 

We will focus on the book 'Welcome to Alien School' during writing lessons. We will continue to develop our reading and writing skills through daily Read Write Inc sessions.

 

In maths, we will be focusing on multiplication of 2's, 5's and 10's and length and height.

 

In science we will be looking at different type of animals and creating a new alien using different parts of an animal.

 

In computing, we will be learning about algorithms by creating instructions for drawing an alien, using Ipads and Blue-bots.

 

Spring 1

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This half term our topic is all about the Great Fire of London! We will be learning about the importance of the event and how this has helped shaped London.

 

To kick start our topic we will have a discovery of a time capsule surrounded by smoke in the playground.

 

We will be focusing on the book 'The Bakers Boy and the Great Fire of London' during writing lessons. We will continue to develop our reading and writing skills through daily Read Write Inc sessions.

 

In maths, we will be focusing on securing our number knowledge to 20 and moving on to numbers to 50 and then starting on multiplication of 2's, 5's and 10's.

 

In science we will be looking at different materials and identifying waterproof and non-waterproof materials.

 

In computing, we will be using Ipads to learn how to search for London including using Google maps and using the Google search engine.

Christmas!

Christmas Jumper Day!

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Christmas Jumper Day! 2

Autumn 2

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This half term our topic is all about the Victorians. We will be learning to be history detectives and be finding out all about life as a Victorian, including looking at how they celebrated Christmas.

 

To kick start our topic we have had a Victorian School Day. We had a Victorian headmaster come to school to show us what it was like to be at school during Victorian times.

 

We had to go through a time machine into the classroom and we found that it was very different to how school is now.

 

We will be focusing on the book 'Stick Man' during guided reading and writing lessons. We will be developing our reading and writing skills through daily Read Write Inc sessions. 

 

In maths, we will be focusing on securing our number knowledge to 10 within addition and subtraction.

Autumn 1

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This year we will be starting the school year with our theme week where we will be learning through a book called 'The Great Dragon Bake Off'. We will be learning to write instructions in English.

 

In music, we will be singing songs based on the theme week.  In design and technology we will be creating a cake and in art we will be making dragons.

 

After theme week, our topic is the pirates are coming. As our stunning start, we will be going on a treasure hunt to find treasure! We will be focusing on the book 'Treasure Island' during English lessons. We will be developing our reading and writing skills through daily Read Write Inc sessions. 

 

In maths, we will be focusing on securing our number knowledge to 10 and using these numbers in a range of ways.

 

In science, we are learning all about our senses by creating pirate smoothies and learning about the body parts of a pirate.

Meet the teacher

On Wednesday 19th September, we invited our parents and carers into our classroom. We showed them our work in our books and did lots of activities with them to show them how well we have settled into Year 1.

Internet Links

Please use these websites to help aid your child's learning:

 

www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html (100 square: splat in 2's/5's/10s)

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks1bitesize/numeracy (Number activities)
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks1bitesize/literacy (English activities)
www.ictgames.com/resources.html  (English and Maths activities)
www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1science.html - (Science activities)

www.phonicsplay.co.uk (Learning sounds and words- reading)

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