Welcome to Year 1!
Our class teacher is Mrs Schofield and Mrs Eggleton is our teaching assistant.
We are looking forward to our second half of the autumn term and can't wait to continue our learning and fun together!
This half term we will continue to have continuous provision but we will be spending less time choosing in provision and more time completing tasks. We will continue to use the outdoor space to enhance our learning and hopefully we will begin to go on trips out of the classroom. We will visit Thornley Woods to continue our interest in nature and look at the wood carved sculptures. Keep an eye out on FreeFlow for updates on our learning and the fun we will have in and out of the classroom.
In English we will continue to follow PWP. Our main text will be Cops and Robbers by Janet and Allen Ahberg. We will be learning to retell the story using our story map and eventually rewriting our own version.
In our reading we will continue to re-read books to develop confidence and fluency. We will also read words with more than one syllable and begin to read words with s, es, ing, ed, er and est endings.
Our spellings will continue to focus on continuing the 32 Phase 2 High Frequency words before moving to the 27 Phase 3 words. Alongside this focus we will learn the spellings of days of the week, numbers to 10 and double letter endings - ff eg. off, ll eg. bell, ss eg. kiss, zz eg. buzz. We will begin to have a weekly spelling quiz each Friday. Spelling will be sent home via FreeFlow every Monday.
In maths we continue to learn about number and place value to 20, addition and subtraction and shape.
We are encouraging the children to become more independent and to look after their own belongings, You can help your child to do this by putting their name in all of their clothing. As the weather gets colder please send your child to school in a named warm coat and with gloves and a hat.
Year 1 PE and Forest School
We would like to remind you to put names in all of your children's clothes and they are allowed a water bottle in
class, this should also have a name on. Below you will find PE and Forest School information such as what your child needs for these sessions. It is important that they are prepared for these lessons as PE is statutory requirement for all children.
P.E is on a Thursday morning.
Please ensure you child has kit in school which include- Red t-shirt, black shorts and plimsoles. We do not have spare kit in school for the children to wear so if they do not have kit they will not be able to take part.
PE kits will be returned home at the end of each half term and should come back into school in time for the first PE session of the half term.
Forest School is on a Tuesday morning.
Please send your child to school wearing suitable clothing that you don't mind getting wet and muddy. This should include sturdy shoes, boots or wellies, a warm coat, warm trousers and jumper.
Children will need to bring uniform to change into after the session, including school shoes.
2nd November - children return to school
2nd- 6th November - UK Parliament week
9th - 13th November - Climate change and Diwali
11th November - children to take part in remembrance silence
16th-20th November - Friendship Week (antibullying)
14th December - School Council after school Christmas movie night (in class bubble)
15th December - Year 1 Christmas Party
18th December - Break up for Christmas
Phonics Screening test for Year 1.
This year the phonics screening test will take place during the week beginning 7th June 2020. The PowerPoint I shared with parents over Teams on 13th October is attached below.