Welcome to Year 1
Welcome to the Year 1 page. This page has information about life in Year 1 and links to useful websites linked to our learning. Throughout the year we will be adding pictures of our topic work and our adventures. We hope my you enjoy the page.
Mrs Preston Miss Benfield
We are starting our new 'Castles' topic this week. We will launch it with a castles day on Thursday. Please don't forget to send your child into school with their costume in a bag and their food for the banquet. We are looking forward to having a very medieval day!
Next week 4th March is Book Week - keep an eye open for lots of activities around school
1B - Tuesday and Friday
1P - Tuesday and Wednesday
Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school for lessons. They can wear tracksuit bottoms and sweatshirts during colder weather.
Phonics / Spellings
In Term 1 we will spend time recapping our sounds from Reception and learning new sounds. Each child has a Sound book to practice their sounds in class and at home.
For more information the Oxford Owl has more information and videos about what phonics is and how you can help as a parent. Click here or the picture to visit the Oxfordowl website.
After Term 3 children will start to learn spellings from a spelling list. The intention is to learn the spellings for writing rather than just for a test.
Each term the children are given a list of home-learning activities that they can chose from. The activities are aimed to support the learning we do in our topic work and other areas of the curriculum. To find a copy of the home-learning lists look at the Important Documents below. If you have any questions then please speak to the class teacher.
Reading at home can make a huge difference to a child's reading ability. Each child has a reading book from the book boxes so please record in their monkey books when you read together. We will collect the books in on Thursday to check how many times they have read at home.
Running out of space on your bookshelf. Here are some free online books from Oxford Reading Tree. A grown-up needs to sign up to a free account for access. Click here.
Handwriting is an important skill for writing and it is essential that children get in to good habits early. Here are some useful websites to help learn the techniques we use in school and practice at home.
Topic Term 4: Castles
We are learning all about castles. We will be learning about the features of a castle and how they were used to defend and protect. In history we will also be learning about what life was like in a castle and how if differs from today. We will be using non-fiction books to find out more about castles and in English will have a go at making our own non-fiction castle book. In Science will be exploring scientific skills and working scientifically by carrying out castle based experiments.
In RE we are learning about the Christian celebration of Easter and understanding that Salvation is a core part of Christianity.