Hello and Welcome to Year 1,
The Teachers in Year 1 are Miss Harris, Mrs Davies and Mrs Hogan and our teaching assistants are Mrs Keen and Mrs Smart.
In English we are looking at stories with repetitive phrases and stories with familiar settings. We focus heavily on phonics in Year 1 and split up into groups on a daily basis for phonics fun. Reading is a priority and we read regularly on a 1:1 basis and also focus on comprehension skills with big books as a whole class. Children who read at home regularly are rewarded with a certificate in assembly and even win lovely books.
In Maths we are focusing on place value and reading, writing and ordering numbers to 100. We are consolidating our knowledge of number bonds to 10 and work on these activities regularly. Frog club is an exciting activity that takes place on a weekly basis and focuses on mental maths skills.
Our topic work this term is ‘Ourselves’ and we will be learning about our body and our senses in Science. We will explore our local area too and walk to the local post office to post a letter home. We will visit Dinmore Woods to look at the Autumn colours as part of the science curriculum based around seasonal changes.
Next half term we will be learning about toys past and present in History and linking this to the use of materials in Science.
Forest School is one of our favourite learning opportunities and takes place all through the year.
P.E takes place twice a week on a Tuesday and Thursday (1H) and Wednesday and Thursday (1DH). Please ensure that your child has their named PE kit in school.
We look forward to a happy and successful term in Year one. Please do not hesitate to come and see us if you have any questions or concerns.
Mrs Davies/Mrs Hogan