Welcome To Year One!

Miss Morris, Miss Swift, Miss Tomkins and Mrs Westley welcome you to the Year One page!

This year we are really trying to look after our planet more, therefore you can see what we have been up to each week by checking the website and our Twitter feed for regular updates

@SherrierY1

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.

Has anyone else spotted dinosaurs on the loose? This week we found lots of their eggs in our playground! We were very careful when it came to helping them to hatch!

Our First Topic - Dinosaur Planet!

Stomp, crash, RRAGH! They're rampaging across the dusty earth,
swishing their enormous tails and baring their fearsome teeth....
BEWARE THE DINOSAURS ARE COMING!

Below is our Knowledge Organiser for our current topic. This contains information and key words linked to Dinosaur Planet that you can share and discuss with your child.

Maths:

We are all very excited to be starting a new Maths scheme this year called Power Maths. The essential vocabulary and learning objectives will be added each time we start a new unit. Click the drop down boxes below to see more about our current unit - Part-whole within Ten.

How can you help at home?

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

We are linking our topic learning with our English and class novel. This half term we will be focusing on character descriptions and writing fantasy world stories! We will use our class novel as inspiration.  

How can you help?

Please listen to your child read each day. 
Encourage 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 and how they are structured.

Everything you need to know in Year One...

For information about how we work in Year One, take a look at the document below. If you have any questions about anything, feel free to ask a member of the Year One team.

Reading with D.E.R.I.C

Children in  Year 1 will continue to have a daily structured Phonics lesson and reading with DERIC lessons. Each week the children will be reading together as a class to focus on their comprehension skills.  These are based on the DERIC approach.

  • Decode
  • Explain
  • Retrieve
  • Interpret
  • Choice

The children will need comprehension skills but as a priority they will need to be able to DECODE first. 

Our book for this half term is: Where The Wild Things Were by Maurice Sendak. You can find some of the activities we have been doing below.

Our learning so far...

Our transition day work is now on display in the corridors! We wrote superhero descriptions and drew pictures to match.

Homework and Reading

This year we will be having homework folders instead of books. Inside these folders will be your child's X Factor sheet to be completed at home along with a vocabulary homework. 

Homework will be collected on Tuesday and sent out again on a Wednesday.

Your children have also now received their Reading Records and books. Please make sure you are signing these after every read!

You can find this week's fridge words below.

Home Learning Ideas

We may no longer have the homework bingo grids, however, we still have lots of suggestions should you and your child want to get involved with our Dinosaur topic this term! 

PE

We have two PE sessions per week. These will usually be on Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school everyday 

  • Black shorts 
  • White t-shirt
  • Plimsolls

As PE in both indoor and outdoor, when the weather gets colder, the PE kit should include trousers and a long-sleeved top such as a jumper or sweatshirt.  

For PE lessons, hair must be tied back and earrings removed. Alternatively, you could send your child with micropore tape to cover their earrings.  

Phonics

Our Christian Values

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

A recipe for friendship: 

 A small sample of our wonderful work can be seen on display outside the office.

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 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: 2018-09-30