Welcome to Year One
1B - Miss Bowen
1M - Miss McCarthy
1H - Miss Hunt
Learning Support Assistants
One day a boy finds an aeroplane in his cupboard. Up, up, up and away he flies, high into the sky. Whizzing past clouds, stars and planets until suddenly, he runs out of petrol! Miles from earth, the boy crashes into the moon and waits. Just as he is beginning to get cold and lonely, a friendly martian appears from the darkness, also with a broken aircraft. Together they come up with a super plan to float the boy back down to earth to collect his toolbox. Can the boy find his way back home safely, and will he ever make it back up to the moon to rescue his friend?
This term we will be delving into the story 'The Way Back Home' by Oliver Jeffers. We will be encouraging children to include capital letters, full stops, correct letter formation and finger spaces in their writing. We will be further developing writing by introducing key features such as onomatopoeia, similes, metaphors, alliteration, adjectives and different sentence types.
In Year 1 we will continue to encourage the children to immerse themselves in reading good quality texts for pleasure. In-line with the school’s reading policy, children are expected to read five times a week at home. We would be grateful if you could discuss the text and illustrations with your child to develop their comprehension of the books. Children will bring home 4 reading books each Wednesday. Two books will be linked to the phonics sessions taught within school and will support your child’s reading fluency. One book will be from the Bug Club scheme and should be a more challenging read. One book is a ‘free choice’ book that will promote reading for pleasure. Please support your child by logging your read on BoomReader each time they read to an adult. If five reads are recorded each week, your child will be awarded a raffle ticket which goes towards the end of term reading raffle. If you do not have a Boom Reader login for your child, please email their class teacher.
This term we will be developing our understanding of Place Value within 10, leading on to Addition and Subtraction. In the first few weeks we will be consolidating our understanding of numbers within 10. Within maths lessons, we will be sorting objects, counting objects, representing objects, counting forwards and backwards, counting one more and one less and comparing and ordering numbers.
This term we will be introducing changing seasons. This will include scavenger hunts and observational drawings.
P.E. and Swimming
P.E kits are still required to be worn to school on the day of your child’s P.E. lesson. Just a reminder that the school P.E. kit consists of plain black shorts or joggers, a black sweatshirt or hoody and white t-shirt (with or without the school logo) and trainers. Please ensure that if your child wears earrings to school, these are either removed by the child themselves or taped up with tape provided from home. All Year 1 children will be doing outdoor PE on a Thursday. 1M and 1H will also have outdoor PE on a Wednesday so will be required to wear their PE kit to school on this day, also. 1B will be swimming in school every Wednesday during Autumn Term. Their first swimming lesson will be on the 13th September. They should come to school dressed in their school uniform and bring their swimming kits into school. If, for any reason, your child is unable to take part in P.E. or swimming, a signed letter must be provided.