Willow & Blossom - Year 1
Welcome to Year One!
In Year One our teachers are Miss Wareing and Ms Sumner. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Fisher-Jones and Mrs Williams. We also have Mrs Goldsworthy and Mrs Olverson who support individual children.
This term we will be learning.....
Phonics - We will be continuing our new phonics scheme, Little Wandle, and we will continue to have our daily phonics sessions using this scheme. We are now onto phase 5 sounds and will be grouping all the sounds we have learnt into families. We will continue to practise reading and spelling our tricky words. We will also be doing catch up sessions with children who are not yet confident with some of their phase 3 sounds.
English - We will be sharing texts linked to an 'Winter' theme including poetry and stories such as 'Robin's Winter song' and 'Ridiculous' before half term and after half term, we will be sharing fairytale stories and rewriting 'The Gingerbread Man'. We will continue to practise writing sentences independently and ensure the children are using full stops and capital letters. We will also continue to look at describing words within the texts we share and practise using them in our writing. The children will write their own poems and stories and practise reading them out loud to their class mates.
Maths - We will concentrate on practising place value and counting using a range of equipment including base ten, bead strings and arrow cards. We will also practise addition and subtraction. We will apply our number knowledge when we measure length, weight and volume. We will also investigate a range of 2D and 3D shapes.
Topic - Our topic is 'A Squash and a Squeeze'.
Science: We will learn the names and properties of different materials.
History: We will be learning about the Great Fire of London.
Computing: We will learn the skills to enable the children to design a picture on the paint programme.
Religion: We will learn about Judaism and the Easter story.
Music: We will use charanga to learn different songs and to differentiate between the rhythm and beat.
PSHE: Our theme is 'Good to be me' in which the children learn that everybody is different but all of equal value.
Our PE days are Mondays and Fridays. The children will continue to come to school dressed in their PE kits on these days. Please make sure your child is still bringing a coat on these days.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to us