Welcome To Year One!

Miss Limbert, Miss Jackson, Miss Coull, Mrs Westley, and Mrs Sykes would like to thank you all and your children for such a great half term.


We are all so impressed with how they have settled into 'Year One life'.  Our first topic 'Dinosaur Planet' is coming to an end so we would like to invite you to visit us on Wednesday 25th October. There are further details below.

Latest Year One Events

There are currently no events.

Calendars page(s): Year One >>

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.

Our twitter accounts require us to accept any follower requests. Your Twitter username might not directly link to your child's name so please ask if you're waiting to be accepted.

Please pack...

  1. Book bag
  2. Books (x4)
  3. Boomerang book
  4. Water bottle - please remember to pack this.

If needed

  1. Packed lunch
  2. Coat
  3. Glasses
  4. Homework book (Wednesday)

Everything you need to know in Year One...

During our open afternoon, we will be explaining life in Year One and how you can help at home. 

What do Maths lessons look like?

How do we teach Maths at Sherrier?

What should be written in the Boomerang book? 

What is our next topic?

We will also be asking how you would like to learn further information e.g. Weekly sessions? Online information?

We look forward to seeing you there. For those of you who are unable to make it, we will upload the information here.

FAQs

Year One will be having a PE sessions on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 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 Wednesday and will be given out on Thursday.

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 write in their Boomerang book when they read the book.
Each child will have four books so they will not need to get them changed every day. You can re--read books to help your child practise unfamiliar words.
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.

Miss Limbert (1AL)
Miss Jackson (1CJ)

Mrs Westley and Mrs Sykes will be working in Year One.

Miss Limbert (1AL)
Miss Jackson (1CJ)

Mrs Westley and Mrs Sykes will be working in Year One.

Every fortnight, Mrs Burton and Mrs Green will be teaching Year One.

Miss Limbert (1AL)
Miss Coull (1CJ)

Mrs Westley and Mrs Sykes will be working in Year One.

Once a fortnight, Miss Coull's class will be taught by Mrs Green for the morning. She will be teaching in the afternoon.

Miss Limbert (1AL)
Miss Coull (1CJ)

Mrs Westley and Mrs Sykes will be working in Year One.

Miss Limbert (1AL)
Miss Coull (1CJ)

Mrs Westley and Mrs Sykes will be working in Year One....

You can speak to your child's teacher at the start or end of the end.

You can leave a message in your child's Boomerang book. Please ensure we know there is a message in there.

Email myteacher1@sherrier.leics.sch.uk

Latest Info

A Buldging Boomerag Book!

On Friday 13th October, your child brought home their Boomerang Book and it contained lots of information. 

  • Reading, Writing and Maths targets. Please note the reading and writing targets are not sequential.
  • Phonics update to show you which sounds your child can read independently.
  • Information about the open afternoon.

Important dates for your diary

Wednesday 25th October

Year One Open Afternoon,

1:30-3pm to arrive at the staff entrance.

Are you going to London this holiday? Below outlines our next topic...

Bright Lights Big City! 

What do you know about England's capital city? Let's find out all about London, including its history, transport and famous landmarks.

Are you ready for the bright lights of the big city? Hop in a black cab and…enjoy the ride!

If you have any information about London then we would love to see it!

 

Going home time...

Please make sure you tell us if someone different will be picking your child up at the end of the day. If you have set days for nursery then please let us know.

Thank you

Family Sessions

Every Friday last year, you were able to take part in a workshop.  Would you like these to continue? What would you like to know about?  We will be asking you to let us know so we can plan sessions this year.

 

Below are the presentations from last year (2016/17) which we will update once we have new information.

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

Homework

The new bingo will be given out after the holiday.

WOW! Thank you so much for all your hard work this half term.

Homework will be given out on a Thursday and must be given in on a Wednesday. 

Each week your child should...

1) Complete a square from the bingo

2) Read at least three times.  Please write in the Boomerang book to indicate they have read.

3) Complete the X-Factor sheet (learning number bonds, doubling and halving, and times tables)

4) Practise the spellings they are given each week

Reading with D.E.R.I.C

Children in EYFS and Year 1 will continue to have a daily structured Phonics lesson and 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.

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.

 

Here are example questions that we might ask the children...

 

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?

 

Please hear your child read at least three times a week. When you hear them read, please record it in their Boomerang book. These are in place of the reading records that you used last year.

This term in Year One

Dinosaur Planet

Maths

We will start with numbers up to 10.  The aim is that all the children understand how to work with numbers up to 10 so we can then move onto number up to 20.  We will look at numbers to 10 in lots of different ways.  Here are the first four areas...

Numbers to 10

Number bonds

Addition within 10

Subtraction within 10

How can you help?

Please practise X-Factor with your child because this will really help your child become fluent with these facts.

Ask your child 'why?' and ask them to answer in a full sentence.  It doesn't have to be about Maths: you can ask your child to explain anything!  It will really help when they then have to explain their thoughts in class.

English

Year One have become dinosaur experts.  We are currently writing all about a Triceratops after learning about a T-Rex.  This half term we have concentrated on sentences with capital letters and full stops.  You can see your child's writing target in their Boomerang book.

How can you help? 

Hear your child read each week.

Practise the spellings we give you every week.  If they can spell them then you can ask them to say them or write them in a sentence.

Ask your child to talk to you in full sentences.  This can be about any topic but it will really help them start to understand sentences.

Connected Curriculum

 

Stomp, crash, RRRAGH! Watch out everyone - the dinosaurs are on the prowl!

They’re rampaging across the dusty earth, swishing their enormous tails and baring their fearsome teeth...
Let’s explore the Dinosaur Planet!

Doyouthinkhesawus? Yes he did… RUN!

How do we learn about dinosaurs? After going on a dinosaur hunt around the school, we will become archaeologists and create our own museum. 

Do you have any skills to help us with this topic?  Please let us know if you do because we would love for you to visit.

 

Next half term in Year One 

Bright Lights Big City!

 

What do you know about England's capital city? Let's find out all about London, including its history, transport and famous landmarks.

Are you ready for the bright lights of the big city? Hop in a black cab and…enjoy the ride!

 

If you have any information about London then we would love to see it!

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'.

 

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.

Contact Us

You can always email us using this address...

myteacher1@sherrier.leics.sch.uk

Last update: 2017-10-13