Year 1

Welcome to our Class Page
Year 1 Team:
Miss Beck, Mrs Hallebro, Miss Kingman, Mrs Kingman, Miss Moralee, Miss Newman, Mrs Rose and Mrs Smith
PE lessons take place on a Tuesday and Friday with Mrs Cross - please come to school dressed in your PE kit.
Forest School will take place on Friday mornings. Wellies should be kept on the Year 1 welly rack. Please come dressed appropriately for the weather.
Reading books and reading records should be brought to school each day.
Children have their own login details for Numbots which they can use both in school and at home to develop maths fluency skills.
Below you can download our weekly phonics sheets. These will show you what your child has been learning in school and help you to support them at home with both reading and writing.
Spring Term 2 - Terrific Toys
Spring Term 1 - Wonderful Weather
We have been really enjoying the frosty mornings since returning to school - the perfect start to our Wonderful Weather topic. In Forest School we became 'ice explorers' and back in the classroom we learnt about the Arctic, a much colder place than Shelford!
We have also been thinking about the importance of being kind - we feel good when we do something kind as well as making someone else feel good. Our 'kindness jar' has been full each day this week with lots of examples of kind things children and adults have done in Year 1.
In Maths we have been developing our understanding of addition with numbers to 20. We have counted on using our fingers and number lines and we are beginning to use number facts we know to help us too. e.g. 9 + 3 = 10 + 2. Each day we spend some time rehearsing number facts, such as number bonds to 10, as knowing these helps us with so much of our maths work.
Autumn Term - Shelford Stars
We have started the year by focusing on numbers to 10 in our maths lessons. We have explored different representations of numbers as well as ordering and comparing numbers. During these lessons many of us have challenged ourselves to write the number words, trying hard with some tricky spellings. We have also learnt what the comparison symbols mean and are using these to record what we know about numbers.
In our writing lessons we have been inspired by the story of the Rainbow Fish. In each lesson we have worked hard to produce our own sentences to tell the story. We have focused on developing our vocabulary as well as using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. We particularly enjoyed writing about what the Rainbow Fish did next, extending the story with our own ideas.
The weekly Rainbow Challenges have been lots of fun to complete. These have all linked to our current topic 'Shelford Stars'. We have learnt about our own bodies and how we have changed since we were babies. We have also explored the Christian Creation story. During our village walk we looked at different buildings and services that can be found in Great Shelford as well as thinking about people who work in each place. Our walk inspired lots of fantastic art work!
Week 1
Our first week in school had a PSHE focus. During this time we enjoyed being together as a class again. We talked about the things we enjoy most about school and spent time becoming familiar with our new classroom and class routines. After thinking about how to keep ourselves safe and happy Year 1 we worked together to create a set of class rules. We also played games to help us to explore the similarities and differences between ourselves and other members of the class. 
Helping your child at home
Here are a few suggestions of how you can help your child at home:
Reading with your child - a few minutes every day is more beneficial than one or two longer sessions a week.
Practising letter and number formation.
Counting to 20 (or beyond), forwards and backwards, and reading and writing the numerals.
Naming the days of the week in order.
Number bonds to 10 (4 + 1 = 5, 2 + 5 = 7, 3 + 7 = 10)
Read some of the Year 1 Common Exception Words
Practising the graphemes taught in Reception along with new ones in Year 1. Look out for words that contain these!
Y1 Maths Summary:
Approximate summaries of maths coverage throughout Y1.