Year 1

Welcome to our Class Page
 Teaching Team:
  • Miss Beck - Teacher 
  • Mrs Murray -  HLTA - Thursday afternoon
  • Mrs Cussano, Mrs Hallebro, Mrs Rose and Mrs Sullivan  - TAs throughout the week
 
PE lessons take place on a Thursday - please come to school dressed in your PE kit.
Forest School takes place on a Friday. Wellies should be kept on the Year 1 welly rack. Please come dressed appropriately for the weather.
 
Reading - Please continue to use Rising Stars to support reading at home.
Autumn Term - Shelford Stars
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!
 
 
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 Friday
During our first Forest Friday session we enjoyed exploring the natural world. We collected natural objects and made rubbings of trees. Once we were back in the classroom we used these things to help us to create maps of the meadow.
Beginning and Belonging
 
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 - most of us said being with our friends!
 
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. 
 
In addition to this we played games to help us to explore the similarities and differences between ourselves and other members of the class.