Teacher – Mrs Leigh
Teaching Assistant – Miss Thompson
Eventhough we have only been back to school a short time, Year 1 have been incredibly busy!
In English we have been writing powerful sentences. We used the write stuff approach to write about bats in the style of the story Were going on a bear hunt. We also looked at the impact of exclamation marks.
In maths, we have been learning our place value to 40. We have been using a number line to help us find numbers – more and less to a number. We have also been looking at how many tens and ones make up numbers and number patterns.
In PE, we have been practising our control when throwing and catching.
We have also learnt about a census and gathering information for different reasons and have learnt about the importance of forgiving people in heart smart.
In music we have been looking at beats and how they follow a pattern. We followed 2,3 and 4 beat patterns.
Phonic Screening Check
The phonics screening check is taken individually by all children in Year 1 in England usually in June. It is designed to give teachers and parents information on how your child is progressing in phonics. It will help to identify whether your child needs additional support at this stage so that they do not fall behind in this vital early reading skill.
The check consists of 40 words and non-words that your child will be asked to read one-on-one with a teacher. Non-words (or nonsense words, or alien words) are a collection of letters that will follow phonics rules your child has been taught, but don’t mean anything – your child will need to read these with the correct sounds to show that they understand the phonics rules behind them.
The 40 words and non-words are divided into two sections – one with simple word structures of three or four letters, and one with more complex word structures of five or six letters. The teacher administering the check with your child will give them a few practice words to read first – including some non-words – so they understand more about what they have to do. Each of the non-words is presented with a picture of a monster / alien, as if the word were their name (and so your child doesn’t think the word is a mistake because it doesn’t make sense!).
There is more information for parents on the Oxford Owl Website.
|TOPIC NAME||Science||History||Geography||Art and DT||PSHE||RE||Computing||Music||PE||MFL||Literacy||Numeracy|
|Where We Live||Plants Y1
Seasonal Change (Spring- outdoor learning))
|Lime Square and the local area
Link to outdoor mapping
Lowry 3D representation
Study of a Winter/Spring Tree
|Heartsmart – Too much selfie isn’t healthy
Heartsmart – Don’t rub it in, rub it out!
|Jesus is special
Easter – celebrating new life and new beginnings. Linked with plants and Growth
|Net IT- Online safety/using the internet
Sort IT –Handling Data (pictograms)
Gymnastics – Position and Direction
|n/a||Report on Lime square
Non-fiction sentences about Lowry
Recount of a trip
Pictograms in computing
Timelines for history
Portraits and shape
Homework Leaflet-Homework leaflet
Class newsletter: Y1 Newsletter Spring 2021
Here is a document to show what Year 1 will look at in Autmn Term- Y1 spring topic web 2021