Year 1 Class - Linda Barnard / Sian Pinkerton

Year 1 Introduction

Welcome to Year 1! Our aim is to ensure a smooth transition from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage One, so while we follow a more structured timetable than Reception, we continue to do much of our learning through practical activities.

 We aim to make learning fun in Year 1. Every day we use actions, rhymes, songs and stories to introduce and consolidate our learning in the key skills of reading, writing and maths.  Phonics is an important part of the Year 1 curriculum and we have daily sessions in smaller groups so that we are well prepared for the statutory Year 1 Phonics Screening Check in June.

 Each term we have an overall theme for our English work.  This year they are Superheroes, The Toy Box, Jaws, Paws and Claws, Zoom to the Moon, African Adventure and Once There Were Dragons.  We love to share and celebrate our work.

Our topic work is then linked to these areas where possible and we start each area of learning with a big question. For example, this year our questions include: Do superheroes have the same bodies as us? How does the superhero find his way? What our toys made from? and Are our toys more exciting than those of our grandparents? 

Year 1 Termly Letter

 

 

Year 1 – Information for the forthcoming term

Welcome back to the new school year.  We are really looking forward to getting to know all your children and helping them to settle into Year 1 so they can have an enjoyable year full of learning and fun! Some of you already know us and we hope the rest of you will introduce yourselves to us in the next few weeks.

Just to clarify the teaching arrangements for this year: Mrs Pinkerton will be in school all day Monday and Tuesday; Mrs Barnard will be in school all day Thursday and Friday; we will alternate teaching every Wednesday morning.  Our Teaching Assistant this year is Mrs Humphrey and she will be in class each morning.  She will be teaching RE or Art or Design and Technology every Wednesday afternoon to cover our PPA (preparation, planning and assessment time).

Our initial aim is to ensure a smooth transition from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage One.  Although the children will be following a more structured timetable than last year, they will continue to do much of their learning through small group activities whilst being gradually introduced to the more formal aspects of education in the key areas of reading, writing and maths.

From now on the children will be following the National Curriculum for Key Stage One.  The areas we will be covering up until October half-term are as follows:

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?

Year 1 Homework Challenges June/July 2016

 

These are the last six challenges for this year. As usual, we will be sharing everyone’s work during the last week of term.  There will be a copy of these on the Year 1 page on the website.

 Write a story about anything you like or a recount of something exciting you have done recently.  You can add illustrations or photographs.

 Find a poem about the summer that you like and learn it (or part of it) so that you can recite it to the class.

 Draw/paint or create a 3D summer scene.

 Make some food for a summer picnic.  You can tell us about it or bring it in to share with us!

 Plant some seeds and record what happens with words and /or pictures.

 Design and make a 3D model of a flower or tree.

 

 

Year 1 Homework Challenges

These are the last six challenges for this year. As usual, we will be sharing everyone’s work during the last week of term. 

  1. Write a story about anything you like or a recount of something exciting you have done recently.  You can add illustrations or photographs.

 

  1. Find a poem about the summer that you like and learn it (or part of it) so that you can recite it to the class.

 

  1. Draw/paint or create a 3D summer scene (you could use Purple Mash).

 

  1. Make some food for a summer picnic.  You can tell us about it or bring it in to share with us!

 

  1. Plant some seeds and record what happens with words and /or pictures.

 

  1. Design and make a 3D model of a flower or tree.

 

Year 1 - Information for this term

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

English:  Our topic is Once There Were Giants.  We will cover reading comprehension skills through class stories and group guided reading and use books featuring giants as a stimulus for writing a story, recount and poetry. There will also be daily phonics sessions and regular handwriting practice

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

  •    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?

Surprise visitor to Year 1!

Surprise visitor for Year 1!

We had a surprise visitor in Year 1 this week and this inspired us to do some writing.

209 Comes to School

by Ollie Cottam

Today (Wednesday) Seth’s mum brought a lamb called 209 into school.  209 did a wee on the floor.  All of Year One stroked 209.  When the Head Teacher heard that there was a lamb in school she ran through the corridor.

 

 

209 Comes to School

by Bella Hartley

Seth’s mum brought a lamb into school and it was three days old.  It was called 209.  She was cute.  It bleated twice.  Its fur was wiry and fuzzy.  Mrs Fisher came to see the lamb and she stroked it.  209 did a wee on the carpet.  It was funny.  Seth fed 209 milk in a bottle.  When they are born they are yellow.  209 went home.  209 is really cute.

 

 

Seth’s Lamb Comes to School

by Indigo Walsh

Year 1 Homework Challenges April 2016

There are six new challenges again this term to complement our learning in all areas of the curriculum. We will be sharing everyone’s work during week beginning Monday 23rd May, so you don’t need to bring anything into school until that week. 

 

  1. In English we are reading stories that      are set in Africa.  Find out some      facts or collect or draw some pictures of Africa that you can share with      us.

 

  1. In Maths we will be measuring time.      What do we use to measure time?  Make      a model of something that can measure time.  You can use junk modelling, lego, straws      – whatever you like.

 

  1. In Science we are looking for signs of      spring. Birds are making nests.  Can      you make a nest from natural materials that would hold some eggs safely?

 

  1. Also in Science we will be learning      about the different parts of plants.       Can you create a picture using plants?  Ideas might include a collage using      actual parts of plants or pictures of plants, printing with different      fruits or vegetables but you might have your own original idea!

 

Year 1 – Information for the forthcoming term

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

English:      Our topic is African Adventure and will involve:

  • reading comprehension skills through class stories and group guided reading
  • using books with an African setting as a stimulus for writing a story and information text 
  • 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, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals
  • count in multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s
  • read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in words
  • add and subtract 1-digit and 2-digit numbers to 20 including 0
  • recognise, find and name a quarter as one of four equal parts on an object, shape or quantity
  • measure and begin to record lengths and heights; mass/weight; capacity and volume; time – hours, minutes, seconds
  • solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division

 

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

Geography:    How is Hayfield similar and different to Kajwenge village in Uganda?

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