Year 1

Welcome to our Class Page
 Teaching Team:
  • Miss Beck - Teacher 
  • Mrs Kennedy -  HLTA - Wednesday afternoon
  • Mrs Crawford - TA - every morning
  • Mrs Cusano - TA - Monday and Tuesday
  • Mrs Kingman - TA - Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Spring Term - Toys

Spring Term Project Activities for Home

We invite you to choose one or two of the activities below to compliment your topic work in school. There will be time to share your creations in the last week of term.

 1. Investigate your toys at home.

Have a look at some of your toys at home. Can you find a toy that can move, a toy that makes a sound and a toy that lights up? How do you make them work? Do you need to push a button? Do they have batteries? Talk to a grown-up about how your toys work. Maybe you could ask your parents about their childhood toys and compare them to your own. You could write or make labelled drawings to show what you have found out.

2. Play a game with your family.

Play a game with some members of your family where you all take turns and follow rules. It might be a board game, a card game or a different type of game. Think about why it is important to take turns and follow the rules when you are playing games.

3. Create and solve some maths problems.

e.g. There are 4 teddy bears in the toy box. How many eyes are there altogether? You could draw a picture to illustrate the answer as well as recording the equation.

Autumn Term - All About Me
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!
A few more ideas...
Look at the clock, can you tell the time? (to the hour and half past) - put up an analogue clock in the house if you don't currently have one.
Count in 2s, 5s and 10s.
Practise spelling some of the Year 1 Common Exception Words.
Share stories, school books, library books, books from home, stories your child has written - reading should be fun!
Count to 100, forwards and backwards, and read and write the numerals.
Reciting the alphabet - be particularly careful with L M N O
Autumn Term Project Activities for Home
We invite you to choose one or two of the activities below to compliment your topic work in school. There will be time to share your creations in the last week of term.
1. Ask questions to find out about life in the past.
In class we will be comparing life today with that of parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. You could think of some questions to ask at home to find out more about what school was like, what they did at the weekends, what games they played etc.
2. Design and make your own healthy snack.
You could draw your design, write instructions and ask your family to tell you what they think about your creation.
3. Create a timeline of your life.
You could make this using photos or drawings. Ask your parents questions about what you were like as a baby and about what some of your favourite things were. Think about how these have changed now that you are 5 or 6.
Forest School
We have really enjoyed our Forest School sessions over the past few weeks. Take a look at some of the things we have done in the pictures below.
There are always lots of maths activities going on both inside and outside of our classroom. Here you can see some of the ways we are practising what we have been taught in our lessons.
We also sing lots of songs and play games in our lessons, this is really helping us to remember what we have been taught. You can find some of the songs and games below.
 During the first week we enjoyed being together as a class again after the long summer holidays. We talked about what we had done during the holidays and what we were looking forward to in Year 1.
We 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.