Willow & Blossom - Year 1
Welcome to Year One!
In Year One our teachers are Mrs Caldwell and Ms Sumner. Our teaching assistants are Ms Andrews (afternoons) Mrs Fisher-Jones and Mrs Perry (mornings)
On Thursday afternoon and Friday mornings Mrs Houghton works with us too!
This term we will be learning.....
Phonics - We will continue to have our daily phonics sessions. We will revise Phase 3 sounds and Phase 4 consonant clusters. We will be reading and writing words with Phase 3 sounds and reading and writing lots of tricky words.
English - We will be exploring different texts including 'No-Bot' which is a story about helping our friends and various autumn based texts including 'Tidy'. We will continue to practise writing sentences independently and extend them using 'and' to join two ideas together. We will also look at describing words within the texts we share and practise using them in our writing.
Maths - We will be practising our counting skills, counting groups of objects and images which cannot be moved. We will say numbers which are one more or one less than a given number and order number to 20 and beyond. We will also be practising writing our numbers using the correct formation. We will start to learn about place value using a range of equipment including base ten, bead strings and arrow cards.
Topic - Our topic is 'Me, Myself and I'.
Science: We will name body parts and learn how our senses help us to understand the world around us. We will also learn about seasonal changes and observe what happens during autumn.
History: We will be discussing how we have changed and grown since birth and how we will continue to change as we grow older. We will also discuss our birthdays.
Computing: We will be practising using directional language, making left and right turns and moving backwards and forwards. We will later be programming toys with a series of instructions to make them move.
Art: We will investigate a range of drawing pencils and draw self portraits. We will use charcoal to draw portraits and then use watercolours to add splashes of colour to our work.
Religion: We will learn about the different parts of the church and what happens there. We will discuss the celebrations people have eg baptisms and weddings.
Music: We will sing autumn themed songs and also use body parts to make sounds eg clap, stamp and tap. PSHE: We will be focussed on class rules and how we can all help to make our classroom a happy place.
Our PE days are Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Tuesdays we will be practising our athletic skills - hopping, jumping, skipping, jogging, running, catching and throwing. On Thursday we have our dance lesson when we will be working in groups to create dances based on Mr Men! We continue to have access to our outdoor area throughout the day.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to us