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Term 6 Overview

Our topic this term is Amazing Animals

In maths: Number – Place Value, Money and Time.

Science: Animals

PSHE: Changing Me

DT: Healthy Food

And lots of other interesting subjects such as Outdoor Learning, PE and Art.  

Literacy

This term, we will be looking at a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books. These will be linked to our Animals topic and a lot of our lessons will be planned around these texts. We will also be introducing a weekly grammar lesson.

We will continue to work on our individual literacy targets such as using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

Phonics

The Year One phonics screening is fast approaching so we will continue to recap all of the sounds taught this year. The screening is in the second week of term 6 and on the day your child is screened they will be invited into school for breakfast.

Science

In Science we will be looking closely at animals and humans. We will be identifying and naming a variety of common animals that are birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals. We will also be learning about parts of the human body and finding out about our senses.

Spellings

Spellings will continue to be a focus for us in term 6. By the end of Year 1, it is expected that children are able to spell the days of the week, the numbers one to twenty as well as words which are known as common exception words. Common exception words are words which don’t follow a typical spelling pattern.

Here are a list of the common exception words for Year 1: the, a, do, to, today, of, said, says, are, were, was, is, his, has, I, you, your, they, be, he, me, she, we, no, go, so, by, my, here, there, where, love, come, some, one, once, ask, friend, school, put, push, pull, full, house, our and others.

Reading at home

Please read with your child at home. Ask your child questions about what they have just read. It is incredibly helpful and can help them to understand texts better.

Please record when you read at home on their reading card with the date, title of the book and a comment (which can be as long or as short as you like!)

It is the children’s responsibility to come in and change their own book if they have read it. Please remind them to do this as they come in in the morning.

Reading cards are collected in every week and stickers awarded if they have read at least 3 times. When they have 10 stickers, they are awarded a book of their choosing!

Well done to those children who have received a book from school so far. Keep up the good work!

Hair, Jewellery and Nail Varnish

Shoulder length hair must be tied up for P.E. Please ensure that your child does not wear jewellery other than stud earrings.

Please check that your child removes all nail varnish and temporary tattoos before coming to school.

P.E. Kits

Please remember that PE and outdoor learning are on alternate Wednesday afternoons.

Please check the window by your child’s classroom door for reminders of when it is their turn for outdoor learning.

This term we will be having some more of our P.E. lessons outside. Please ensure that your child has long jogging bottoms and a sports sweatshirt to keep them warm on cooler days. Also, please make sure all the kit is clearly named.

It is important your child has the correct PE kit for Sports Day on Wednesday 4th July.

Sleep

Studies show that children need 9 hours sleep   every night. Thank you to those of you who make sure that your child is sleeping for long enough. It really makes a difference to their ability to concentrate in lessons.

Home Time

Please remember that, if you are unable to collect your child for any reason at the end of the day, you need to let the office know who will be coming in your place. We are unable to send children home with other adults without your consent.

Thank you!
Year 1 Teaching Team

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Term 5 Overview

Our topic this term is How does your garden grow?

  • In maths: Multiplication and Division, Fractions, Position and Direction.
  • Science: Plants
  • PSHE: Relationships
  • DT: Food Technology

And lots of other interesting subjects such as Outdoor Learning, PE, Computing and Art.

Literacy

 This term, we will be looking at a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books. We will be using a traditional tale as our main text along with other stories about growing.

We will also be looking at a range of non-fiction texts through our science, art and food technology topics.

We will continue to work on our individual literacy targets such as using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

Science

In Science we will be looking closely at plants. We will be identifying and naming a variety of common wild and garden plants including deciduous and evergreen trees.

Also we will be identifying and describing the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants including trees.

Spellings

Spellings will continue to be a focus for us in term 5. By the end of Year 1, it is expected that children are able to spell the days of the week, the numbers one to twenty as well as words which are known as common exception words. Common exception words are words which don't follow a typical spelling pattern.

Here are a list of the common exception words for Year 1: the, a, do, to, today, of, said, says, are, were, was, is, his, has, I, you, your, they, be, he, me, she, we, no, go, so, by, my, here, there, where, love, come, some, one, once, ask, friend, school, put, push, pull, full, house, our and others.

Phonics

The Year One phonics screening is fast approaching so we will be re-capping all of the sounds taught this year.

Reading at home

Please read with your child at home. Ask your child questions about what they have just read. It is incredibly helpful and can help them to understand texts better.

Please record when you read at home on their reading card with the date, title of the book and a comment (which can be as long or as short as you like!)

It is now the children’s responsibility to come in and change their own book if they have read it. Please remind them to do this as they come in in the morning.

Reading cards are collected in every week and stickers awarded if they have read at least 3 times. When they have 10 stickers, they are awarded a book of their choosing!

Well done to those children who have received a book from school so far. Keep up the good work!

Hair, Jewellery and Nail Varnish

Shoulder length hair must be tied up for P.E. Please ensure that your child does not wear jewellery other than stud earrings.

Please check that your child removes all nail varnish and temporary tattoos before coming to school.

P.E. Kits

Please remember that PE and outdoor learning are on alternate Wednesday afternoons.

Please check the window by your child’s classroom door for reminders of when it is their turn for outdoor learning.

Over the next two terms we will be having some more of our P.E. lessons outside. Please ensure that your child has long jogging bottoms and a sports sweatshirt to keep them warm. Also, please make sure all the kit is clearly named.

Sleep

Studies show that children need 9 hours sleep   every night. Thank you to those of you who make sure that your child is sleeping for long enough. It really makes a difference to their ability to concentrate in lessons.

Home Time

Please remember that, if you are unable to collect your child for any reason at the end of the day, you need to let the office know who will be coming in your place. We are unable to send children home with other adults without your consent.

Thank you!

Year 1 Teaching Team

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Term 4 Overview

Our topic this term is Time Travellers

  • In maths: Place Value, Measuring weight and volume
  • Science: The Weather and Seasonal Changes
  • PSHE: Healthy Me
  • And lots of other things in History, Art and PE…

Literacy

This term, we will be using lots more Talk for Writing to help us make our writing even better! Talk for Writing enables children to imitate the key language they need for a particular topic orally before they try reading it. Through fun activities that help them rehearse the language they need, followed by shared writing to show them how to craft their writing, children are then helped to write in the same style.

As part of our Time Travellers topic, we will be learning about Victorians and toys from the past.

We will be looking at a wide range of non-fiction texts too.

History

In History, we will be looking at toys in the past and comparing them to toys today. We would like to invite some parents or grandparents to come and talk to the children about the toys they had when they were younger. So if you feel you would like to help us with this please let your child’s teacher know!
This term there will also be a year group visit to Michelham Priory next month.

Spellings

Spellings will continue to be a focus for us in term 4. By the end of Year 1, it is expected that children are able to spell the days of the week, the numbers one to twenty as well as words which are known as common exception words. Common exception words are words which don’t follow a typical spelling pattern.

Here are a list of the common exception words for Year 1: the, a, do, to, today, of, said, says, are, were, was, is, his, has, I, you, your, they, be, he, me, she, we, no, go, so, by, my, here, there, where, love, come, some, one, once, ask, friend, school, put, push, pull, full, house, our and others.

Reading at home

Please read with your child at home. Ask your child questions about what they have just read. It is incredibly helpful and can help them to understand texts better.

Please record when you read at home on their reading card with the date, title of the book and a comment (which can be as long or as short as you like!)

It is now the children’s responsibility to come in and change their own book if they have read it. Please remind them to do this as they come in in the morning.

Reading cards are collected in every week and stickers awarded if they have read at least 3 times. When they have 10 stickers, they are awarded a book of their choosing!

Well done to those children who have received a book from school so far. Keep up the good work!

Hair, Jewellery and Nail Varnish

Shoulder length hair must be tied up for P.E. Please ensure that your child does not wear jewellery other than stud earrings.

Please check that your child removes all nail varnish and temporary tattoos before coming to school.

P.E. kits.

Please remember that PE and outdoor learning are on alternate Wednesday afternoons.
Please check the window by your child’s classroom door for reminders of when it is their turn for outdoor learning.
Over the next three terms we will be having some more of our P.E. lessons outside. Please ensure that your child has long jogging bottoms and a sports sweatshirt to keep them warm. Also, please make sure all the kit is clearly named.
Sleep

Studies show that children need 9 hours sleep every night. Thank you to those of you who make sure that your child is sleeping for long enough. It really makes a difference to their ability to concentrate in lessons.

Home time

Please remember that, if you are unable to collect your child for any reason at the end of the day, you need to let the office know who will be coming in your place. We are unable to send children home with other adults without your consent.

Thank you!

Year 1 Teaching Team

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Term 3 Overview

Topics This Term

  • From Tartan to Tropical
  • Number – Addition and subtraction to 20
  • The Weather and Seasonal Changes
  • Celebrating Differences (PSHE)
  • And lots of other things in R.E, DT and PE...

Literacy

This term, we will be using Talk for Writing to help us make our writing even better! Talk for Writing enables children to imitate the key language they need for a particular topic orally before they try reading it. Through fun activities that help them rehearse the language they need, followed by shared writing to show them how to craft their writing, children are then helped to write in the same style.

As part of our Tartan to Tropical topic, we will be learning about islands near and far away.

Design and Technology and Art

In D.T., we will design and make our very own islands.

This term there will also be an International Arts Week and we have chosen Scotland as our focus.

Spellings

Spellings will be a focus for us in term 3. By the end of Year 1, it is expected that children are able to spell the days of the week, the numbers one to twenty as well as words which are known as common exception words. Common exception words are words which don't follow a typical spelling pattern. Here are a list of the common exception words for Year 1:

the, a, do, to, today, of, said, says, are, were, was, is, his, has, I, you, your, they, be, he, me, she, we, no, go, so, by, my, here, there, where, love, come, some, one, once, ask, friend, school, put, push, pull, full, house, our and others.

Reading at home

Please read with your child at home. Ask your child questions about what they have just read. It is incredibly helpful and can help them to understand texts better.

Please record when you read at home on their reading card with the date, title of the book and a comment (which can be as long or as short as you like!)

It is now the children’s responsibility to come in and change their own book if they have read it. Please remind them to do this as they come in in the morning.

Reading cards are collected in every week and stickers awarded if they have read at least 3 times. When they have 10 stickers, they are awarded a book of their choosing!

Hair, Jewellery and Nail Varnish

Shoulder length hair must be tied up for P.E. Please ensure that your child does not wear jewellery other than stud earrings.

Please check that your child removes all nail varnish and temporary tattoos before coming to school.

P.E. Kits

Please remember that PE and outdoor learning are on Wednesday afternoons.

Over the next two terms we will be having some of our P.E. lessons outside. Please ensure that your child has long jogging bottoms and a sports sweatshirt to keep them warm. Also, please make sure all the kit is clearly named.

Sleep

Studies show that children need 9 hours sleep   every night. Thank you to those of you who make sure that your child is sleeping for long enough. It really makes a difference to their ability to concentrate in lessons.

Home Time

Please remember that, if you are unable to collect your child for any reason at the end of the day, you need to let the office or class teacher know who will be coming in your place. We are unable to send children home with other adults without your consent.

Thank you!
Year 1 Teaching Team

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