Welcome to Year 1!
In year one we are courageous, kind, caring, patient and amazing!
Our teacher is Miss Turner and our teaching assistants are Mrs Cheesbrough and Mrs Groves.
We are so excited to share lots of interesting information and amazing photos about what we have been learning in Year One. Please scroll down to look at our latest photos and information.
Our Gospel Values this half term are: Eloquent and Truthful
Book change day is a Thursday: your child will bring home one or two new books which will be changed on a weekly basis. Please re-read these books to support your child with building up their fluency and confidence in word reading. If you would like further support with strategies for supporting your child’s reading at home then please do come and see me, I am more than happy to help.
We have PE on Wednesdays - please make sure your child brings in their full PE kit to school.
We have swimming on Fridays - please make sure your child brings in their full swimming kit to school.
For homework, the children will have: a Maths activity, a grammar or spelling activity and a handwriting activity each week. This will come home every Friday and needs to be returned by the following Tuesday at the latest.
On a Friday the children will take home a weekly spelling word list. These spellings will be check in school on the following Thursday.
We have been practising handwriting daily in class following the cursive handwriting format. The children are now already beginning to use some of the diagonal and horizontal strokes needed to join letters and I am very pleased with their progress with this so far.
This Weeks Learning Goals: Week Beginning the 18th March
English: Can I write a monologue including words with the prefix 'un'?
Maths: Can I count in 5s independently and efficiently?
Topic: Can I create a leaflet about the location of Stratford-Upon-Avon?
R.E: Can I write a diary entry from a Disciples perspective?
Phonics: Can I remember the ie, ew and ue diagraphs?
Handwriting: Can I correctly orientate and form the letters k and m?
Our class topic for the term is:
In year one we discovered how to take a picture on an IPad! We took a picture of the different bears we have in the classroom, linking to our class topic of 'Toys'.
Can you guess what our topic is for Autumn Two?
Year One began their learning on School Days by recording everything they already know about school.
Our topic for this half-term is...
In Year One, we explored the 'greater than' and 'less than' sign. We used the crocodile explanation to help us! We also used loads of concrete objects to widen our thinking.
This half-term we have been exploring addition within ten. We found it really useful to use our concrete maths resources to find the answer to addition problems. In Year One, we are great mathematicians.
In Year One, we have learnt about the part-part-whole model. We now know that a 'whole' is more than a hole in the floor! We have used pictorial representations to partition numbers. We also made a part-part-whole model out of hoops and cubes.
In English, we have been looking at the book Toys In Space by Mini Grey.
In Toys in Space, the main character, Hoctopize, can't find its toy called Cuddles.
We created our own lost posters for Cuddles.
The following Quizlet cards can be used with your children to practice any grammar terms and common exception words learnt in English: https://quizlet.com/327468412/english-flashcards/
Can you guess what our book is going to be for Autumn Two?
Year One are exploring the book Marshall Armstrong is New to Our School by David Mackintosh, which is linked to their topic 'School Days'.
Year One have been making predictions about Marshall Armstrong is New to Our School. For example, they predicted what the children on the first page could be looking at. Year One used their imagination to predict!
Year One used information and descriptions from the text to predict what Marshall looks like.
Year One innovated the story There's A Bear On My Chair! They decided how they would get the bear off the chair!
Our text for the half-term is..
In phonics, we have been learning and memorising the Phase 5 sounds from Letters and Sounds.
QR Code to Letters and Sounds publication:
The following YouTube channel contains a variety of videos which aided the children's understanding and knowledge of the Phase 5 sounds. Specifically, it would be beneficial to play the 'ou', 'ue' 'au' and 'a_e' videos to your children.
Firefighters from Warwickshire visited Year One and told us how we can prevent fires. We learnt that we should never play with matches. Year One know that if our clothes set on fire, we should Stop, Drop and Roll. We practised how to Stop, Drop and Roll in the hall! We also practised what to do if there is a fire at night.
During Lent, Year One donated a LOT of food to a local Food Bank in Stratford Upon Avon! Well Done Year One!
World Book Day
As part of our World Book Day celebrations, Year One had an AMAZING story-telling workshop where they created their own books and explored LOADS of different stories.
QR Code Reader:
Scan the QR Codes and click 'open in browser' to take you to the websites.
Click on Flashcards for questions you can practice with your children under the username: MissTurnerSGP
On this free app, the children can select a phoneme and explore spelling different words that include it. The app provides you with letters to chose from to help.
Simplex Spelling Light:
On this free app, the children can select an appropriate phoneme. Words containing that phoneme are then read aloud to the children, which they can then spell using the letters provided. The words are also put into a sentence.
On this app, the children can answer different maths questions to achieve BINGO! Warning: There are adverts on the bottom of the screen.