Welcome to Year 1- Miss Olley (1AO), Miss Thomas (1ST)

It’s so lovely to welcome the children back to school and into Year 1.

In Literacy this term we are using Talk 4 Write to help retell traditional tales. We will be learning the story of The Little Red Hen and a poem called the Space Station. We will be rehearsing the story with actions. Our focus this term is using the correct letter formation, full stops and remembering our finger spaces. We are also working on putting our phonics sessions into practice by using our sounds to spell words phonetically.

During Maths this term we are working on our numbers to 20 and 3D shapes. We will be looking at the value of each number and where the numbers are placed on a number line. We will be practising counting forwards and backwards to twenty. Also, we will be looking at representing numbers in different ways using various equipment.

Our new Topic this term is houses and homes! We will be building on children’s own experiences of their home and that some things were different in the past. They will be learning to order and compare objects from within the home from then and now.

In Science we will be learning all about Everyday Materials. We will be learning about the properties, suitability and uses of various materials.

P.E takes place every Tuesday. Please ensure that your child has their P.E kit in school. The P.E kit is a plain white t-shirt, black shorts or leggings and a pair of trainers. It is very important your child has the correct uniform to ensure safety on the equipment.

Homework in Year 1 consists of daily reading for 10 minutes minimum (of your child’s banded/coloured reading book which is one level below their class reading level to support their fluency and enjoyment) counting to 20 and letter formation of all lower case and capital letters. 

Please ensure you are reading regularly with your children at home and that you sign their reading records. Please ensure your child brings their book bag into school every Thursday so we can change their book and return on the Friday. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to speak to either Miss Olley (1AO) or Miss Thomas or Miss Smith (1ST). We are always happy to support you in any way we can and are available before and after school.

We’re looking forward to a fantastic year with your children.

The Year 1 team