Welcome To Year One!

Miss Limbert, Mrs Hunter, Mrs Moore, Mrs Westley, Mrs Haddon, Mrs Sykes and Mrs Brown are delighted to be teaching your children this year. We do hope you have been into your child's classroom and spotted their coat hanging out, their toolkit stored in their trays and be impressed with how they are always ready to learn! Feel free to pop into the classroom at the end of the school day to have a look!

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Happy New Year! We hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas. We are so excited for the wonderful topics ahead for Spring Term in Year One! The children are always ready to engage and ask questions and that puts a big smile on our face.

Weekly News

Do keep checking our Twitter feed for regular updates on what is happening in Year One. We will use the website and twitter to pass on messages that the children might forget to share!! Does anyone else have a child at home that says "I can't remember what I did at school today!"? 

We love to hear when the opposite happens and they share their news with you. Do tell us as this really encourages us! Why not drop us a note in their Boomerang book.

 

 

Everything you need to know in Year One...

Please make sure you have looked through this document as it outlines lots of key information about life in Year One. We hope that you will find it helpful. Please do come and ask us questions about anything that could help you support your child at home and at school.

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Important dates for your diary

Friday 19th May

The children will be receiving a friendly visit from the PDSA charity to find out how to care for household pets.

Thursday 25th May

Year One Pet Day

PTA Disco (3.30pm - 4.30pm)

Monday 12th June

The children will carry out their Phonics Screening Check during this week.

Tuesday 4th July

Key Stage One Sports Day (pm)

Thursday 6th July

Key Stage One Reserve Sports Day

 

Recently we held a brief after school meeting regarding the national Year 1 Phonics Screening Check which we are required to undertake by the Government. We know that many of you were unable to attend so please find attached the Power Point used which will give you an overview of the Phonics Screening Check.

 As always, if you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact us!

Family Sessions

Please see below for the Powerpoints we have used during our Autumn term Family Sessions. As always, if you have anything you would like to discuss about how to support your child then please do not hesitate to speak to us!

A glimpse of what's going on in Year One...

Reading with D.E.R.I.C

Children in EYFS and Year 1 will continue to have a daily structured Phonics lesson and four reading with DERIC lessons. These are based on the DERIC approach. The children will need comprehension skills but as a priority they will need to be able to DECODE first.

At other points in the week, the children will need to have ERIC starters, using a stimulus that are cross-curricular. From this, they have to answer the ERIC questions (EXPLAIN, RETRIEVE, INTERPRET, CHOICE). These activities are designed to develop their comprehension skills without having the barrier of decoding to contend with.

Each week the children will be reading together as a class to focus on their comprehension skills. We will share their key questions with you so that you can ask similar ones with the texts you are reading at home.

Focus for this Half Term

1HM

Text: How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin (Just so Stories)

Retrieve: Name two ingredients used to make the cake.
Interpret: Why did the man climb to the top of the tree?
Choice: What did the author want us to learn from the story?

Homework

The new 'Homework Bingo' has been published and are now ready to be played! These are in your child's homework books. Here is a copy for you to look at...

This term in Year One

Paws, Claws and Whiskers

Connected Curriculum

We are very excited to announce that this half term we shall be exploring animals with soft fur, sharp claws and twitching whiskers. Can you think of any? Which is your favourite? From pets at home to animals in the zoo, the children will learn all about what animals like to eat, where they like to sleep and what they can do to help care for/ look after these animals. As part of this topic, the children will receive a visit from the PDSA charity before inviting their little furry friends into school for our very own Pet Day. 

English

This half term the children will become real life authors, as they begin their journey to write a story about a familiar setting. The children will begin the unit by exploring the text 'This is the Bear and the Scary Night' through role-play, freeze framing and embracing characters feelings throughout the text. The children's imaginations will be unleashed as they plan, edit and publish their stories complete with paragraphs, varied sentence openers, a range of punctuation and of course eye-catching adjectives to entertain the reader. We can't wait for you to read them!

Maths

We will begin the term revisiting Place Value! These are our learning objectives:

Count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number.

Count, read and write numbers from 1-100 in numerals and words.

Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than, most, least.

Given a number, identify one more and one less.

 

Progressing on from place value, we shall be spending the remainder of the half term focusing on using and applying our skills with the four operation (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). Here are our learning intentions for the next half term:

Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20.

Add and subtract one digit and two digit numbers to 20, including 0.

Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+) subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs.

Solve one step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations, and missing number problems.

Count in multiples of twos, fives and tens.

Solve one step problems involving multiplication and division, by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays with the support of the teacher.

Last term in Year One 

The Enchanted Woodland

 

Connected Curriculum

This half term the children will be learning all about animals and plants of the woodland! The children will be taking on the role of a Scientist experimenting with growing different plants to identify what they need to survive. The children will discover the many different types of plants and trees as well as exploring the many animals that live in the woodland area. They will turn their hand to being artists by creating clay sculptures, masterpieces from natural resources and watercolour pictures of a variety of animals. We can't wait for the children to amaze you with all the magic and wonder of the natural world!

English

The children will be exploring more Fiction work this half term. We can’t wait for the wonderful similes and alliteration they come up with writing their own poetry. After that, we want their imaginations to run wild whilst writing their own stories based upon a familiar setting. We’ll be looking for them to use conjunctions, adjectives and commas in a list in their writing. We will be looking at applying the prefix –un and the suffixes –ing, -er, -est and –ed. Who knows? We may have the future J.K.Rowling sitting in our midst!

Maths

We will begin the term looking at Addition and Subtraction! These are our learning objectives:

Add and subtract one digit and two digit numbers to 20, including zero.

Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs.

Solve one step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations and missing number problems. 

 

We will be very busy covering lots of different mathematical areas this half term. Over the next couple of weeks we will be looking at Measurement – Length and Height as well as Multiplication and Division. Here are our learning intentions for the next half term.

Compare, describe and solve practical problems for: lengths and heights for example, long/short, longer/shorter, tall/short, double/half

Measure and begin to record lengths and heights.

Count in multiples of twos, fives and tens.

Solve one step problems involving multiplication and division, by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays with the support of the teacher.

 

Then to end our work for the half term we will be looking at Fractions. Here are our objectives:

Recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity.

Recognise, find and name a quarter as one of four equal parts of an object, shape or quantity.

 

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FAQs

Year One will be having a PE sessions on a Wednesday and Friday. Please make sure your child has their indoor (white t-shirt, back shorts and plimsolls) and outdoor (jokers, jumper and trainers) PE kits in school for the whole half term as on some occasions the sessions may alter.

Homework books should be returned to school on Mondays, and will be given out again on Tuesdays.

Year One children will be expected to place their book bags in the designated changing box in the morning. Over the term they will gradually be trained to change their own reading books. Please can parents record the name of the books in the Reading records.
If there are any important messages for the class teacher please write these in their Boomerang books and ask your child to place the book on their teacher's chair.

The Year One Team consists of...
Miss Limbert (1AL)
Mrs Hunter (1HM)
Mrs Moore (1HM)
Mrs Westley
Mrs Haddon
Mrs Sykes
Mrs Brown

Every fortnight the Year One teachers will have time on a Wednesday to plan, prepare and assess (PPA). This will be covered by Mrs Moore teaching the whole of Year 1 on a Wednesday morning, Mrs Hunter teaching the whole of Year 1 in the afternoon with Mrs Brown and Mrs Westley teaching PE and Art to the whole year group.

Miss Limbert will be teaching 1AL every day.
Mrs Moore will be teaching 1HM on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Mrs Hunter will alternate teaching Year 2 and Year 1 on a Wednesday and will teach 1HM on a Thursday and Friday.

Christian Values

This term Foundation Stage and Year One will be working together to create...

A recipe for friendship:

Year One and Foundation Stage will spend time together in the Foundation Stage learning simple cooking skills and deciding on the ingredients you need to make 'friendship'.

 

How to sow the seed of friendship:

Year One and Foundation Stage will spend time together in Year One gardening in the garden patch. They will be digging and planting whilst the adults will be watching seeds blossom into life long friends!

This year Year One will be working with Foundation Stage pupils as ambassadors for the Christian Value "Friendship". Throughout the year we will be exploring the other values adopted by Sherrier pupils but we will be focusing on what it means to be a good friend. If your child tells you about how another child has been a good friend to them do share this with us by making a note in their Boomerang book so that we can celebrate it in class.

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Last update: 2017-05-22