Welcome to Year One
Our PE days are Monday and Thursday. Please come to school on these days dressed in your PE kit. Please also ensure long hair is tied back and earrings are removed or covered before school.
You will shortly receive log in details for our online learning platforms. Homework will be set weekly on Spelling Shed and MyMaths. Please also continue to access Numbots and work through the levels to increase recall of key number facts. These platforms are most effective when completed in short bursts throughout the week.
Reading books will also be sent home. Please ensure you comment within your child’s reading record and bring books into school in bookbags each day as we will also be reading these books with adults in school.
A big welcome to Year 1! We cannot wait to start our learning journey together. We will spend this half-term settling into the next key stage of school and will continue to learn through a balance of adult-led activities and provision-based learning.
Our first topic is ‘The History of Shopping’. We will begin by discussing what is meant bv ‘the past’ and will look at changes to shopping within living memory and how shopping has changed since our parents and grandparents were younger. This will involve the increase of technology and the rise of supermarkets. We will have our own role play shop in class for the children to explore and will later change this into our very own toy shop as we discuss how toys have changed over time. See the knowledge organiser for key learning included in our topic.
Phonics is a key focus this year in order to ensure children are confident to blend and recognise words independently. The children will receive copies of sounds and key words which should be practiced at home on a regular basis to increase their fluency when reading.
In Maths, we will strengthen our knowledge of numbers to 10 using a range of representations. We will also begin to use the language of greater than, less than and equal and their symbols to compare amounts.
We look forward to getting to know you all and are sure we will have a super year.