Welcome to Year 1!
Our first topic is Under the Sea! The children will be fully immersed in all things underwater – except for actually swimming, of course. We will be reading stories about different sea creatures and their adventures, including lots of stories that are patterned. This will support the children in developing their understanding of a story.
The reading record is used to record any reading of their book, both at home and school. As reading is so important, particularly at this age, please read with your child three times a week at home and sign to say that this has happened. The dedicated time spent to reading will really help secure their phonological understanding and their reading fluency.
Once a book has been read at home with an adult (and the reading record is signed), your child’s book will be changed. Having said that, please don’t be afraid to read a book more than once as this will support your child’s ability to read from sight, rather than decoding.
Talk to us
If you feel like you need to have a chat with us about your child, please feel free to come and chat to us after 3.25pm. This is to ensure that we have safely released the other children to their parents.
In regards to short messages for the forthcoming day, please catch us very briefly on a morning. Unfortunately, we will not be able to talk in depth due to the time restrictions and getting the children into the classroom.
In Science, we have been learning all about Autumn and the changes that we may see from Summer to Autumn.
We went on an Autumnal walk to look for clues that Autumn was coming. When we were outside, we collected some leaves to make a 3D picture of a tree.
Please see the generic timetables for each class. In one week, both classes will complete the same activities and access the same learning; however, due to timetabling for certain aspects, they will be delivered at different times.
Please note that sometimes, this will change to support any whole school learning days or celebrations.
Both 1HA and 1HT will have their PE lessons on a Monday and a Thursday. Please ensure that your child has a PE kit in school so they are able to wear the correct PE kit.
To continue with the mathematical learning that is happening in the classroom, a Maths homework sheet will be sent home on a Friday to be returned the following Friday. This sheet will enable your child to extend their learning and apply it in different ways. Unfortunately, we are unable to use the MyMaths programme due to a reduced number of activities that we have access to.
Please find next week's Maths homework available to download below. The deadline for this piece of homework is Friday 25th October.
Spelling lists will be handed out of the Friday of each week and tested on the following Thursday.
Please see the different ways that you can practise your child’s spellings – it doesn’t have to be the ‘look, cover, write’ process.
We understand that as parents, you would like to know their score so a slip of paper will be sent home on a Thursday to inform you of their score. If you wish to know further details, please come and talk to us.
This Half Term's Chilli Challenge homework is attached below. In Year 1 we expect each child to choose any 3 pieces of homework from the grid to complete over the half term. These can be brought in whenever they are finished to be celebrated within class and we would like all Chilli Challenge homework to be in before the half term holiday.
If you would like a paper copy of the grid please ask your child's class teacher.