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Year 1

Year One 2019 – 2020
Mrs Broadhurst

Welcome back! I hope you all have had a lovely break and are ready for a fun and busy half term in Year One.

Y1 HT2 Topic grid (Please download our topic grid for half term 2)

This half term Year One are going to be reading a range of stories and fiction texts about animals. Our literacy work will be strongly linked to our exciting new topic ‘Why can’t penguins live in the desert?’

Please continue to support your child at home by sparing just 5 minutes each night to look through their reading books with them and let us know how they found the book at home by writing a comment in their reading record book. Please ask your child to tell you about the sounds they have been learning!
Thank you again for all your support at home.

Maths is Year One is always fun, practical and interactive. Here are some of the things we will be focusing on this half term

*Count in multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s forwards and backwards

*Read and write numbers to 100 in numerals

*Recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity.

*Recognise, find and name a quarter as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity.

*Compare, describe & solve practical problems for: – Capacity & volume

*Recognise & know the value of different denominations or coins & notes.

*Sequence events in chronological order using language (e.g. before, after, next, first, today, yesterday, tomorrow, morning, afternoon, evening).

*Recognise & use language relating to dates, including days of the week, weeks, months, years.

Autumn 2 Topic
Why can’t penguins live in the desert? (Geography)

Children will be keeping a weather chart and answering questions about the weather. They will talk about some of the main things that are in hot and cold places. They will be able to explain the clothes that people wear in hot and cold places. They will talk about the weather changes throughout the year and name the seasons.

Children will use a globe and google maps to locate places.


* Children will observe and comment on seasons (ongoing throughout the year)

*They will name the seasons and suggest they type of weather in each season

*They will discuss which animals live in hot and cold places.

The children will have P.E on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure that your child has the correct kit and each item is clearly labelled with your child’s name.
All children should have black or navy shorts/tracksuit bottoms/leggings, a white t-shirt and black pumps. It is best if the children keep their kits in school for the half term and then they can be taken home for washing in the holidays.

Here is some useful information about Year One.

Year One children will be given homework to take home on a Monday. This will include spellings and number facts.
Year One common exception words will also be sent home to read, learn and remember. It is important that you encourage and support your children with their homework, but please do not do it for them. Homework should be returned, completed on a Friday morning. Spelling and big maths tests will take place on a Friday.

Please make sure that ALL items of clothing, including P.E kits, are clearly labelled with your child’s name. Please note that trainers are not part of the school uniform and must not be worn for school.

Reading Books
All children will read in school at least twice a week and therefore it is important that the children have their books in school every day. It is vital that the children should read at home each day and it is important that you indicate and sign the pages read in the reading record book. Please comment on your child’s reading too. (Children should not sign their own reading record book). Please help us by keeping reading books in a reading book bag to keep them clean, dry and so that books are not lost or damaged as any losses/damages will need to be paid for.
I hope that this information has been useful and has answered some of your questions. If you have any questions, please feel free to come and see me after school or contact the office.

Diary dates

Wednesday 13th November – Pantomime

Friday 15th November – Non-Uniform Day £1 for Children in Need

Thursday 28th November – 2-6pm – Parent’s Evening for Y1

Thursday 4th December – Christmas Fair

Christmas Decoration workshop for parents with Y1 children – Date to be confirmed

Thank you for all your support. We look forward to a fun and busy half term.

Mrs Broadhurst & Mrs Noden

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