Welcome to Year 1!
An introduction to the Year 1 teaching team:
Mrs Clarke (Monday andFriday)
The days that Year 1 will need their PE Kits are Tuesday and Thursday. Library books with be handed out on a Friday and will be changed the following Friday. Spot books will be changed daily or when necessary. We will have a class reward system to encourage reading regularly at home. We encourage you to read regularly to practise phonics and tricky words. We are awaiting lids for the children's water bottles so if you would like to provide your child with a water bottle from home in the mean time you are welcome to do so. Home learning will be given out half termly and a page with explanation will be stuck in the children's communication books within the first few weeks of every half term.
Our topic this half term is 'Growing'
We will be learning about Traditional Tales. We will be reading and retelling the well known story of 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and we will also be discovering new Traditional tales in the book 'The Story Tree'.
All of our learning this term will link with our growing topic, including learning about plants in Science. We will be planting a variety of plants and we will be learning about what plants need in order to survive, through investigations. In maths we will be continuing to develop our fluency and problem solving in addition and subtraction. We will be measuring capacity and revisiting fractions (halves and quarters). In music we will be learning songs from Jack and the Beanstalk and we will be inviting the parents in to watch our performance on Monday 1st April at 2.15pm. We will also be continuing to develop Art and D&T skills through different growing/ plant focuses. The P.E coaches will continue to come in to teach year 1 on Tuesday afternoons and the classes will have an additional session with their class teacher on a Thursday morning.