Welcome to Year One
Staff: Miss Brown, Miss Murphy, Mrs Blundell and Mrs Stephens
Our research projects for this year will be:
The Enchanted Woodland
Rio De Vida
Paws, Claws & Whiskers
We have P.E in Year 1 every week. It is very important that all children have a full school P.E kit in school every day. Although we have set days for P.E, on occasions we have extra P.E sessions or our P.E may be moved to an alternative day.
Only the following uniform should be worn for P.E:
White T- Shirt
- Green Shorts
- Black / Grey Pumps
We also require a winter outdoor kit
- Black Jogging bottoms
- Black Sweatshirt
In Year 1, our P.E days are:
1CB – Tuesday 1LM – Monday
Spellings – Spellings are given out weekly and should be looked at every night. Our spelling test is on a Friday.
Reading – Children should read every night at home. A record of your child’s reading should be put into their planner. Reading books will be checked and changed on a regular basis. Please encourage your child to spend some time each week practising the set 1, 2 & 3 Read Write Inc sounds and learning the keywords in their planner.
Learning Logs – Learning logs are based on the topics completed in class. They are given out at the start of each new topic. You can pick 2 activities to complete and we ask for them to be brought into school to share with the class at the end of the topic.
Children will be given Maths and English homework from time to time. If your child is struggling with any homework given, please let us know.
Autumn 1 – Reading
Year 1 are currently reading ‘The Gruffalo’ by Julia Donaldson.
The Enchanted Woodland -Autumn 1
This half term our topic is ‘The Enchanted Woodland’. The children will learn all about various woodland animals and learn to recognise the signs of Autumn. They will also find out about evergreen and deciduous trees and learn to identify some common examples of each. The children will also label the different parts of a flower and tree. They will also become familiar with a range of wild and garden plants and be able to recognise and name them from pictures. As part of this topic, the children will learn about healthy eating. In Design and Technology, they will make a healthy fruit salad, cutting and preparing the fruit themselves.
During this half term the children will also have the opportunity to become budding artists! They will learn all about the artist ‘Piet Mondrian’, and find out how he used line and colour in his paintings. The children will have the opportunity to create their own Mondrian inspired artwork which involves painting using the primary colours (red, yellow and blue). In addition, they will have the chance to create tints of the 3 primary colours.