We are excited to welcome you to the Year 1 page! On this page you will find information detailing what your child will be learning this term, along with useful information and updates.
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PE DAY: Friday
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At school, we follow the Power Maths scheme. This term we will be focusing on place value and adding and subtracting numbers. We will also be focusing on quick recall of our number bonds to 10.Please practise this at home.
We want your children to become competent mathematicians and to have a good understanding of numbers and maths calculations (+, -, x and ÷). Please help your child to count in steps and practise times tables at home. It is important that children fluently know their multiplication and division facts matching the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
In Science we will be learning about everyday materials. We will be learning about materials. We will be naming materials and describing materials.
In Design and Technology we will be learning about Mechanisms using slides and levers.
Art and Design
In Art and Design we will be learning how to make spirals using drawing, collage and our sketchbooks.
Curriculum Overview: Autumn Term
We follow the Pathways to Write and Pathways to Read scheme. In writing, in Autumn 1, we will be reading the book ‘Meesha Makes Friends’ by Tom Percival. This text will link to our Black History month unit of work, in which we will learn about inspirational black people and their achievements. In this text, we will learn about Meesha, who finds it hard to communicate, but what her new friends don’t realise is that Meesha has a hidden talent. Our writing outcome will be to write a diary entry in the first person (Meesha) based on events in the story. In Autumn 2, we will be exploring the book, ‘Nibbles’ by Emma Yarlett. Our writing outcome will be to write a diary entry in the first person (Nibbles) based on Nibbles’ adventures in the story. We will ensure we use capital letters and full stops. We will also be learning to use the conjunction ‘and’ to link phrases.
In Year 1, our reading sessions are based around our phonics. We follow the RWI (Read, Write, inc) scheme. We learn about the sounds in English, the letters that represent them and how to form letters when writing. Information about the scheme and resources you can use at home are found on the websites below:
Design and Technology
Please let us remind you that all PE kit should be named and in school every day. If your child has pierced ears, he/she must remove his/her earrings for PE. Long hair must be tied back.
This term our topic is “Where do we live?” In this topic we will be learning about our local area and completing field work in order to describe it. In Autumn 1, we will be geographers. We will be using aerial photographs to recognise landmarks and basic physical and human features. In Autumn 2, we will be historians learning about the changes in our living memory.
Children are required to read daily, and record on BoomReader at least 3 times a week, as part of their homework to improve their basic reading skills. Children have access to logins for BoomReader. Children will receive a stamp on their StarBooks card if they have read 3 times that week and they will be entered into a prize draw.
Support on how to access BoomReader can be found on the website: BoomReader Parents
Children will be expected to practise their weekly spellings which will be given out on a Monday and tested on a Friday.
It is important that children fluently know their multiplication and division facts matching the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Children are required to practise their times tables at home. They have logins for Times table rock stars to practise these facts.