Year 1

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

St. Simon

Miss Daniels (Teacher)

Mrs Oddy (Teaching Assistant)

Miss Martyna (Teaching Assistant)

St. James the Lesser

Miss Deadman (Teacher)

Miss Green (Teaching Assistant)

Miss Eldridge (Teaching Assistant)

Term 1

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Welcome to Year One! We are looking forward to an action filled first term to get to know you and your child!

English

Our focus book for this term is Traction Man by Mini Grey. Our aim is to capture the children’s interests through Traction Man’s exciting adventures and missions through his new house. We will be looking forward to promoting reading, writing and speaking opportunities through sharing our favourite toys, favourite foods as well as daily routines and talking about where we live. We will be linking this story to our Geography and Science topics to provide meaningful, rich and exciting learning experiences for your child.

Read, Write, Inc.

Read Write Inc. (RWI). provides a cohesive and creative approach to teaching children to read and write, following on from Reception. We will be having RWI lessons daily where your child will have lessons tailored to their needs and continuing to consolidate and enhance their phonics learning and sentence writing from Reception. We will also be using these lessons to develop our vocabulary and story comprehension skills.

Maths

In Year One, we follow Inspire Maths, a scheme developed to promote mastery in Mathematics. Our topics this term will be focusing on embedding and broadening Mathematical skills in the following areas: Numbers 1-10,  Number bonds to 10,  Addition and subtraction within 10,  Shapes and Patterns, Ordinal numbers.

Homework

Reading:  Each child will receive a reading book which must be read daily and signed each time by an adult. Reading books will be provided based on reading levels from Accelerated Reader, which tests the children based on their reading and comprehension of every story they read. Your child’s test scores will be recorded in their reading journals and a new book will be given based on test scores.

Spelling: Children will be given a spelling list every MONDAY and tested every FRIDAY. This will be begin from 25th September for Year 1.  A spelling list will be stuck into learning journals every Monday. The pupils will have a spelling test on Fridays and incorrect spellings will be identified to parents so that further work can be done on them at home.

Dip and Do: Additional homework will be available via the school website and in our Year 1 homework books, where the children can select and complete a task from a range of different challenges. We would love to sign homework books when the challenge is completed so please bring them in for us!

 

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 Science we will:

  • Identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body.
  • Understand how to keep our bodies healthy.
  • Say which part of the body is associated with each sense.

In Geography we will:

  • Use directional language.
  • Talk about where we live.

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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