Willow & Blossom - Year 1
Welcome to Year One!
Welcome to our Year 1 Class Page.
Our teachers are Mrs Caldwell, Mrs Eastham, Mrs Clarke, Mrs Fisher Jones and Mrs Houghton.
Phonics - We will continue to have our daily phonics sessions. We will embed the Phase 5 sounds learnt so far this year and apply them when reading real and alien words. We will also continue to work through reading and writing the tricky words. The sounds covered in class will be highlighted inside your homework folder.
English - We will be exploring different winter texts including 'Robin's Winter Song', 'Ridiculous!' and 'The Snowman'. We will also be looking at non-fiction books about winter. When completing our writing tasks, we will be encouraging the children to apply their phonics, use interesting vocabulary, use 'and' or 'but' to link their ideas and to re-read their work to check it makes sense.
Maths - We will continue counting in 2's, 5's and 10's. We will develop our number skills through addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We are going to apply our number skills using money and measuring length and mass.
Topic - Our topic is 'A Squash and a Squeeze'. In science, we will be learning about materials and their properties. Our topic in History is based around 'The Great Fire of London'. We will be looking at the structure of Tudor houses and considering how the fire spread so quickly. In computing we will be using a painting programme to create pictures of Tudor houses. We will use the internet to search for images which will inspire our illustrations. The work we produce will then contribute to our weaving work in Art.
Our PE days are Monday and Tuesday. Monday's lesson will be led by a member of Lancashire Sports Partnership and will encourage the children to develop a range of skills which can be used when playing invasion games. Tuesday's lesson will be based around dance. We continue to have access to our outdoor area throughout the day so we have lots of opportunities to develop the skills we have looked at so far (underarm throwing, aiming at a target etc.)
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to us