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Year 1

Welcome to Year One’s Class Page

Year One 2019 – 2020
Mrs Broadhurst

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


Y1 HT1 Topic grid (Please download our topic grid for half term 1)

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 are humans not like Bog Babies?’

Well, I am sure you were all as impressed as I was with your children’s progression in reading and writing last year. 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.
We will continue with our daily phonics this year. 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
-Number and Place Value
-Measurement- length and mass/weight
-Addition and Subtraction
– Number bonds to 10 and 20
-Geometry: 2D and 3D shapes

Autumn Topics
Why are humans not like Bog Babies? (Science)
This half term Year One is going to be finding out all about animals and humans. We will be identifying and naming common animals, including fish, reptiles, birds, reptiles and mammals. We will be finding out about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. We will also be comparing humans to other animals and identify different parts of the body and senses.

This next half term in History we will be finding out about ourselves and how we have changed. If you have any baby/toddler photos that the children can share in class, then please do send them into school.
In Geography we will begin to look at some of the climates that some animals live in and this will be ongoing as we look at weather throughout the year.

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
Meet the teacher – To be confirmed

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

Mrs Broadhurst (Class Teacher) & Mrs Noden (Teaching Assistant)

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