Year 1 – Information for the forthcoming term

Welcome back - I hope everyone has enjoyed the Easter Holidays.

English:      Our topic is Once There Were Giants and will involve:

  • reading comprehension skills through class stories and group guided reading
  • using books featuring giants as a stimulus for writing a story, recount and poetry 
  • daily phonics sessions
  • regular handwriting practice


Maths:            We are following the Derbyshire planning guide and will focus on:

  • count to and across 100, forwards and backwards
  • count in multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s
  • add and subtract 1-digit and 2-digit numbers to 20 including 0
  • represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20
  • solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction
  • solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division
  • recognise and name common 2-D and 3-D shapes
  • describe position, directions and movements, including turns

Science:        Which plants would Handa find in our school grounds? (continuing from last term)
Why does it get dark earlier in winter? (ongoing)  

History:         Why do we have a Wells Dressing in Hayfield?

RE:                 Who is a Christian and what do they believe?
                        Who is Jewish and what do they believe?

Art:         Landscapes (Mrs Keeling teaching) 

PSHE:       Getting on and falling out

Music:                        Singing and playing percussion instruments based on Jack and the Beanstalk

Computing:    Programming, word processing and online safety

PE:                          Gymnastics and Athletics activities

Reading: Each child will read in a guided reading group twice a week and change their books as appropriate at least once a week.  There may be opportunities for individual reading on any day in the week, so please ensure reading books are in school every day.

Homework: This will be sent home in the postbags on Friday as usual.  A final set of Homework Challenges will also be sent home this week.

Phonics screening check:  to be carried out next week.  Please see separate letter in postbag.

Water bottles: Please make sure your child has a fresh bottle of water in school each day – we do not have cups in the classroom.  Bottles need to be clearly named and have a sports top to avoid spillages.