A big hello from Miss Alderson, Miss Harrison, Mrs Dunn, Mrs Qureshi and Mrs Temple!
Please find below the PowerPoint presentation to introduce you all to Year 1.
Here is our typical weekly timetable. There are a couple of things to highlight:
We have created a Long Term Plan overview of what Year 1's curriculum is going to look like this year. We have worked incredibly hard to ensure that there are broad and balanced opportunities for all children to achieve and flourish during their time at school.
We are very excited about our Long Term Plan and are just putting the finishing touches to it. Come back soon to see the finalised document!
This half term, our topic is... *drum roll please*... Under the Sea! We are going to be driving our topic with Science, thinking really carefully about the animals that live under the sea and of course, the plants too. We will be reading lots of story books (fiction) all about things that this in or around the sea and information texts (non-fiction) to learn facts about the different animals. In art, we are focusing on colour and one of our main jobs is to consider how the colour white can change a colour. After that, we will use our knowledge of colour to paint a seascape! Once we have our seascape, we will be make our own slider in D.T which will show a sea creature swimming in the water. We will be continuing to develop of writing skills that we started in Reception, including: handwriting, sentence construction, spelling and writing on a line.
In R.E, we are thinking about the question, 'What do we think God is like?' We will be reading the story of 'The Prodigal Son' (sometimes known as The Lost Son) and specifically thinking about how the Father is like God and how he forgives.
Our maths, computing, PSHE, music and PE work are separate to our topic but we do always try our best to link it somehow!
In Reflection Time (our special Collective Worship in the classroom), we will be thinking about the question, 'Who is Moses?'
In R.E, we are learning about the story of The Prodigal Son which is sometimes called The Lost Son. We read the story, watched a video and then using our Mood Monsters, we discussed how each person would feel at different times during the story. Do you agree? Do you think the people would feel that way?
In Art, we have started our learning journey by checking that we know the colours. We looked at lots of different pictures and sorted them into the correct colour groups. Some children really challenged their learning by writing the name of the colour and even sorting them in a different way.
Every Thursday, a maths homework task and 6 spellings will be released via Google Classroom. This will be an electronic copy.
The deadline for each maths task will be the following Thursday and spelling quizzes will also be held on a Thursday.
Please note, this homework is to extend your child's learning, not to test them. We would like the children to complete it as independently as possible; however, if you find that your child is finding it difficult, please make a note and we can follow it up through curriculum time.
Please see the below documents to support learning spellings each week.
In Year 1, we begin to teach the children how to form letters using the cursive script. Although this does look very confusing, the children have taken it in their stride and try so hard to ensure that they use cursive letters, even when they're writing on white boards. Please see the below document which demonstrates how the letters need to look in the cursive script. If your child is writing at home, please encourage them to use the cursive script so it becomes second nature to them. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.