Welcome to the Year 1 home page!
Our class teachers are Mrs Nichols, Mrs Gorton and Mr Sanders.
Long Term Overview
Children will receive a reading book, that will be changed each Monday. Within this, they will be practising their phonics to progress further through the reading scheme. We will hear the children read daily on a one-to-one basis. Children will also read to adults during other activities, such as Guided Reading. The reading books that are sent home should be practised regularly at home so that the children become fluent and confident when reading.
In Year 1 children will receive spelling and timetables homework weekly, alongside their reading books. This is to enhance their learning in Phonics – the children will be taught sounds and words throughout the week.
Year 1 children will be completing all PE lessons on a Thursday and Friday. The required uniform for PE is black/navy shorts/tracksuit trousers and a white t-shirt.
Within Year 1, Class Dojo is used to reward children where they can collect Dojo points. It should also be used to communicate with the teacher about your child.
The School Day
The school day is shown below:
- 8.10 a.m. Breakfast Club
- 8.30 a.m. Children arrive into playground
- 8.40 a.m. Skip2bfit
- 8.45 a.m. Registration and lessons start promptly
- 8.50 a.m. 1:1 Reading, Spelling and Handwriting
- 9.15 a.m. Maths
- 10.10 a.m. Break time
- 10.25 a.m. Read, Write, Inc
- 10.55 a.m. Literacy
- 11.45 a.m. Key Stage 1 lunch
- 12.15 p.m. Key Stage 2 lunch
- 12.45 p.m. Lessons start promptly for Key Stage One
- 1 p.m. Lessons start promptly for Key Stage Two
- 2.30 p.m. Story Time
- 2.55 p.m. School Ends
We have been extremely busy in Year 1 this term. We now have defined areas within our classroom to support our learning and enable us to practise skills and concepts we have learnt in lessons through our own interests.
We love to read and write!
This term we have worked hard to develop our reading area, it is now an inviting space with a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry books that are linked to our topics and interests.
We continue to focus hugely on reading through all areas of the curriculum.
Download the following Aps to support reading at home:
¨ Hairy Letters
¨ Teach your Monsters to read
¨ Phonics Hero
We are super mathematicians in Y1, we are learning to count forwards and backwards to 100, learn our number bonds to 20, count in multiples of 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.
Our Learning this term
This term, in Literacy we are reading ‘The Tiger who came to Tea’ through this story children will develop their knowledge of story language, recall story events and begin to write words, captions and simple sentences in relation to story events and characters. For the remainder of the half term we will be focusing on non-fiction writing – ‘Our trip to the Woods’. Through our non-fiction writing opportunities children will practise applying their phonic knowledge to word and sentence writing as well as focusing on using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. In Autumn 2 children will focus on developing their writing through sentence writing and application of adjectives and verbs. They will do this through our poetry unit ‘Firework Night’, non-fiction text ‘Seasons’ and ‘The Jolly Postman’s Christmas’. Children will also be given the opportunity to use a wide range of vocabulary to at detail to their writing.
In Maths, we are learning about numbers and their value, we will enjoy a range of tasks including one more, one less, counting forwards and backwards as well as representing and comparing numbers. We will progress on to addition and subtraction, focusing on accuracy when solving number problems as well as learning our number bonds. Children will also learn all about shape; exploring shapes, identifying 2D/3D shapes as well as exploring properties of shapes through a range pf practical activities and learning experiences.
This term in Science our topic is ‘Animals, including Humans’ throughout this topic we will learn about our bodies, body parts and senses. We will explore our senses through a range of experiments., we will also learning about animals and the range of animal groups and their diets. Throughout the term we will also explore Seasonal Change and make comparisons between the weather we have experienced in other seasons.
At the beginning of the term we will be learning all about the United Kingdom and our town Bishop Auckland as part of a Geography transition day. We will then begin our topic ‘The Local Area’ where we will use the school grounds and estate to explore and observe the features of our local area, study the range of homes in the area as well as learn about human and physical features of Bishop Auckland. Through this topic we will learn about Ordinance Survey maps and what the symbols represent. The following half term we will begin our History topic of ‘Why do people wear Poppies?’ We will learn all about poppies, their purpose and what they represent. we will make links with our own experiences and events that occurred in the local area.
PSHCE is addressed throughout the day in Year 1, alongside this we have a weekly session which gives the children opportunities to share experience, personal opinions and learn about new concepts through a range of stories, songs and activities.
This term we are focusing on ‘Families and Relationships’ and ‘Health and Well-being’.
Children will also be taking part in weekly lessons for the following:
Art: Art and design skills – exploring mark making, colour change, textures
Music: Hey You! (Hip Hop) and Rhythm in the way we walk (Reggae)
ICT: Computing Systems and Networks and Staying Safe online
R.E: Christianity – What can we learn about Christianity from visiting a Church? & ‘Why is Jesus special to Christians?
P.E : Fundamental Skills, Invasion Games,