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Welcome to Year 1

Balderton Site :Mrs Adwick and Mrs Pope with Miss Bentley, Louisa and Laura

Fernwood Site : Miss Pope with Mrs Parker, Mrs Munton Leah and Mrs Thorn. 

 

                                              Autumn Term 

                                                  

Autumn 1 Look what our amazing body can do.  

 

This half term in Year 1 we are learning about ourselves this helps us to begin the year with an opportunity to find out all about who we are, what we are like, how are bodies work and how to get on with our friends.

 

In English we love to share lots of new books and stories. This half term we will read lots of stories by the author Jill Murphy.  

We will be making our own touch and feel books based on That is not my .... series. 

We will also be busy learning to read and spell our Year 1 key words. 

In Maths we are busy practising our number formation, counting forwards and backwards and beginning to complete calculations. 

 

This term we celebrate Harvest Festival and walk to St Giles church to give gifts. 

Autumn 2 What do birthdays, bonfires and bakers have in common?

Bonfire Night and the Great Fire of London Topics are colourful and exciting and we enjoy making some fantastic artwork. In History we will be learning lots of facts about The Great Fire of London. 

In English we will be reading lots of different traditional tales including The Enormous Turnip, The Gingerbread Man and Cinderella. This half term in English we will be retelling tales using expression and we will perform one of our stories to Foundation. 

      

 

Christmas is magical in Year 1.  Decorations, cards, calenders and parties are all part of the fun.

 

         Spring Term              

Toys 

What toy would you like to invent?

We will be learning all about toys this half term. The children have been busy finding out about old and new toys. We have borrowed a special toy box from the museum to look at a variety of toys. In English we will be looking at Traction Man, Toy story, Kippers Toybox and non-fiction books. In history we will be looking at how toys have changed. In Science we will be experimenting with toys that float and sink. In D.T and Art we are going to be making a moving toy.

( Thank you for all the boxes that you have been sending in!)

Excitingly we have a visit from Warburtons where we will be learning all about food hygiene.

 

 

Spring 2 

 

Who is Julia Donaldson? 

 

Second half of the spring term we will look at the author Julia Donaldson and explore lots of books she has written.  One of our favourites being 'The Gruffalo'.We will be making our own Gruffalo Crumble, learning about health and safety when cooking. 

 

 

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Our new learning challenge question for Summer 1st is....

 Knock, knock who is there?

Who would live in a house like this?

Our work will include...

  • learning about a lighthouse, castle and other buildings,
  • what different materials are buildings made of
  • naming materials, 
  • sorting materials, 
  • creating free standing structures using different materials. 

SUMMER 2 

There is a rumble in the jungle what could it be?

 

A super topic  all about animals, what they look like, how they move, where they live and create our own fact files.

We might even have a visit to the zoo to meet some more animals!!!

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Maths Games

We have been learning lots of new skills in maths and there are lots of games your child can play to help them with this.

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/place-value-odd-and-even 

http://www.ictgames.com/resources.htm

We have also been learning about money and time so any practice they can do at home would be great.

  

Handwriting

In Year 1 we are having a big focus on handwriting. 

Our aim is for all children to form all their letters correctly, sit their letters on the line and make sure the letters are the correct size. If you can do any practice at home to support your child with this. This could be painting, drawing in the sand, using chalks, etc.

This is how we would like the children to form their lette​rs:

 

Our k is slightly different as we do loop our k like this k

Tricky Words to learn

Phase 2 Powerpoint

Set 2 -5 tricky words

APPS, websites and games to help learn tricky words and phonics

                        

 Phonics is very important and we are having a big focus in Year 1. We are busy learning lots and lots of new words. There are some useful power points that you could look at with your child to help them learn lots of new words. 

 

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