We hope that you and your children had a very enjoyable Summer break and we would like to welcome everyone back to the start of a new term.
The Autumn term is always a busy time for children in Year 1. Our topic for this term is ‘Pirates!’ and as part of their learning children will have the opportunity to take part in a Pirate Workshop with Ron Wood. In science children will learn about everyday materials and investigate floating and sinking. They will also learn all about water absorption. As part of the Pirates topic children will draw and sketch pirates.
On Monday 10th September 2018, Year 1 had a fantastic time on Pirate inspiration day. In the morning we learnt to use directional language to find the pirate treasure and worked together to solve a pirate puzzle! We painted our own class pirate ships and used our phonics to help us to read and spell words with coins. We unlocked the secret pirate code by read capital letters to help us find the golden coins hunt In the afternoon we did pirate PE where we had a we had great fun walking the plank and enjoyed listening to pirate stories with Mrs Flanagan.
In Maths we will start by building on their experiences in Reception and children will begin to understand the value of numbers. They will solve additions using apparatus, mental strategies, number tracks and number lines. Later on in the term we will use the same skills to solve subtraction.
In English, we will be concentrating on sentence construction and the use of simple punctuation. There will also be a strong focus on grammar and spelling.
For more details about our learning this term, click on the Autumn Term Curriculum Overview.
Throughout the year children will have a weekly spelling test. This will be on a Friday and new spellings will be given out on a Monday.
Pupils will remain in their classes for the majority of lessons, with the exception of phonics for which they will be ability set and may change teacher/classrooms.
Your child will be given a home learning challenge book which will have lots of suggestions for activities to complete at home. We hope your child will take pride in their books.
Please continue to support your child’s reading at home as much as possible. We remind you that children’s books need to be in school every day. We would also encourage you to write a comment in their home/school diary, building their confidence and the link between home and school. Any extra practise at home is always welcome!
Children need to keep a P.E kit in school but generally children in Year 1 will have P.E on a Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times. In the interests of safety no jewellery, including earrings, should be worn on PE days.
Please ensure all uniform (including PE kit and pumps/trainers) is labelled with your child’s full name and class – there was a lot of lost property left in school at the end of the summer term and we are aware how expensive it is!
In an effort to provide you with as much information as possible, please find a copy of the timetable below. This gives a brief outline of your child’s day but should be viewed as a guide only, as it is often necessary to change lessons as circumstances within school dictate.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher, who will usually be available at the end of each day. Thank you in anticipation of your continued support.
We have much to be excited about for the Autumn Term and we look forward to a term packed full of learning and progress.
Mr Sandhi – 1S
Miss Bailey – 1B
Royal Wedding Day Celebrations
Year One had a visit from Zoo2U who brought us some some furry, feathery, and scaly creatures as part of our science topic. They met some tortoises, guinea pigs, a hognose snake, boa constrictor, skunk, kestrel, a white faced owl, a greater tenrec and a very noisy parrot! As well as this we also had lots of fun making animal masks, animal habitats and going on a minibeast hunt. The children were able to learn all about the different habitats they live in, what they eat, and animal classifications. A great day was had by all! Have a look at some of our habitats we made. I’m sure you will agree they look amazing!