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.
We are starting our new toys topic next week. The children can bring in a toy from home on Wednesday 14th November!
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 1 All About Me!
We are learning all about toys, which leads us nicely onto (shhh) Christmas! We will be talking about the toys that we have at home and how they have changed from when we were a baby. We will also be learning about toys from the past, and how they are the same or different from the toys we play with today. In Science we will find out about what materials toys are made from and why some materials are better than others for the job! This term we will also learn the songs for our nativity play and lots of other fun things in preparation for Christmas.