Autumn 1 News
Welcome to Year 1.
The children have settled into Year 1 really well and are learning the rules and routines.
Our topic this half term is Under the sea and we will be looking at patterned stories in English. We are learning to write words and full sentences using Phonics to help us spell and full stops, capital letters and finger spaces.
In Maths we are concentrating on the numbers to 10. We are sorting, counting forwards and backwards and representing these numbers with lots of objects and equipment.
In Year 1 we are really focusing on handwriting and presentation. Therefore we have a handwriting star of the day for each class - someone who has tried really hard to improve. This is not always the best handwriting, but the children who put in the most effort to improve.
Year 1 Spellings
A huge thank you to all the children and their adults for all their hard work with the chilli challenges this half term. We have had a great variety – lots of models, pictures, sentences and even some pictures from your time at home!
Next half term’s chilli challenge grid will be available on the website during the first week back at school (w/c Monday 30th October).
The deadline for Autumn 2 chilli challenges is Friday 15th December.
Keep an eye out of chilli challenge picture updates!
1HA Monday and Thursday
1HT Tuesday and Thursday
Spellings - given out on Friday and tested the following Friday
Maths - there are some great games organised by age then by theme on the Topmarks website. Your child will be familiar with some of the games already as we have used them within lessons.
Reading - please send reading records and books to school everyday. Once your child has read to you, sign the reading record and comment if you wish. Children can change their reading books when we can see that the book has been read at least once at home. Please don't be afraid to read a book a second or third time with your child - every little bit of reading is practise!
Talk to us - if you would like to discuss your child we are usually available after 3.25pm (after we have safely seen the children out) or you can make an appointment via the school office.
We had lots of fun reading 'The Snail and the Whale'. We did lots of activities in themed areas - Antarctica, a coral reef, the beach.
Can you remember what activities you did in each area?
We have been counting, ordering and sorting numbers to 10.
In Science, we have been learning about Autumn and what happens during the change from Summer to Autumn. We went on an Autumnal walk to see if we could see any changes.
In R.E, we have been thinking about what God looks like and the kind of God he is. We have started by looking at the story of 'The Prodigal Son'. The story is about forgiveness which God always does. The children acted the story out using a special story sack.
Acting out the story of the shark with no teeth.