Year 1

The staff and pupils of Year 1 would like to welcome you to our page.

St Phillip

Miss Daniels (Teacher)

Mrs Oddy (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Klimcowicz (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Pena (Volunteer Teaching Assistant)

St James the Lesser

Miss Kapragkou (Teacher)

Mrs Magnavacca (Volunteer Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Osei (Teaching Assistant)

Terms 5 and 6


Latest News!!

We cannot wait for our trip to Blue Reef Aquarium in Hastings on Friday 19th May 2017! Please remember uniform, comfortable  footwear,  a packed lunch and water!

English

 


In English this term we will be:

  •  Reading a new Power of Reading book, Zeraffa Giraffa and looking at writing for different purposes through the excitement of the story. The story has great historical, scientific and geographical links as well asdeveloping debating and persuasive skills.

Next term we will be:

  •  Looking at stories with fantasy settings, such as Man on the Moon.

 

 

Topic: Animals/ Plants
In science this term we will be learning to:

  • Identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees.
  • Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees.
  • Use the local environment to explore and answer questions about animals in their habitat. They should understand how to take care of animals taken from their local environment and the need to return them safely after study.

Next term we will be:

  • Looking at the history of seaside culture and using this to link with our school trip.
  • Visiting Blue Reef in Hastings to learn about sea animals and their habitats as well as spotting animals along the seafront.

History

We will be learning about:

  • Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally such as The Great Fire of London

Next term we will be looking at:

  • The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements such as Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong.

In ICT, we will:

  • Be learning the rules of the i-zone.
  • Be learning to understand how to use a simple computer program to create art.
  • Be learning how to use computers to program.
  • Be using technology to create, store, retrieve digital content.
  • Be learning how we use technology outside of school.

In Read,  Write, Inc, we will:

  • Be learning new sounds and continuing to revise our sounds.
  • Be continuing to Fred Talk new words to improve our spelling.
  • Be continuing to work on sentence structure.
  • Be reading a variety of texts to help our comprehension

 

Please support your child at home by practicing sounds with them and reading with them every night.

Year 1 Housekeeping Letters

Homework

Year 1 Homework

Year 1 Homework and Reading for this Term

Children will be rewarded for completion of homework and for reading at home.

Reading

We will continue to change pupil’s books every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Each pupil will have their book home for two nights. After your child has read their book the first night with you, use the second night to question your child, check understanding and to revise any words that your child struggled with.  Please sign in their learning journal to say your child has read and leave a comment if you feel necessary.

*If your child does not put their book in the book box their book will not be changed. Furthermore, if your child’s learning journal is not signed it will not be changed.

Spellings and Number Bonds

A spelling list and number bonds list will be stuck into your child’s learning journal every Monday. It is important you help your child learn these spellings and addition sentences in the week as they will be tested on them that Friday in class. We will keep a copy of your child’s results as well as informing you of any errors via their learning journal.

Homework

Homework will be sent home every Friday and should be returned for marking by the following Thursday. Homework will reflect what your children is learning in class and will be incorporate a range of subjects.

Throughout the term we may send some extra homework to enhance your child’s learning. This will always be recorded in their learning journals.

Year 1 Homework and Reading for this Term

Children will be rewarded for completion of homework and for reading at home.

Reading

We will continue to change pupil’s books every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Each pupil will have their book home for two nights. After your child has read their book the first night with you, use the second night to question your child, check understanding and to revise any words that your child struggled with.  Please sign in their learning journal to say your child has read and leave a comment if you feel necessary.

*If your child does not put their book in the book box their book will not be changed. Furthermore, if your child’s learning journal is not signed it will not be changed.

Spellings

A spelling list will be stuck into your child’s learning journal every Monday. It is important you help your child learn these spellings in the week as they will be tested on them that Friday in class. We will keep a copy of your child’s results as well as informing you of any errors via their learning journal.

Homework

Homework will be sent home every Friday and should be returned for marking by the following Thursday. Homework will reflect what your children is learning in class and will be incorporate a range of subjects.

Throughout the term we may send some extra homework to enhance your child’s learning. This will always be recorded in their learning journals.

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