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Year 1

Year One 2017 – 2018
Mrs Broadhurst
Welcome to Year One’s Class Page

Our Learning

What material would make a good house for Beegu to live in?

Year 1 had lots of fun designing and building a house for Beegu. They worked together in teams and investigated different materials. They were able to talk about the materials they had used and describe the properties of the materials. Some children even dressed up as builders.

The alien has crash landed in our playground!

Year 1 had lots of fun investigating what had happened in our playground.

 

 

Spring 2 – Class Information

Our new learning challenge this half term is ‘What do Aliens think of life on Planet Earth?’

Literacy
This half term Year One are going to be reading a range of stories about aliens. Our literacy work will be strongly linked to our exciting new topic.

 

Phonics
We are continuing with our daily phonics so please ask your child to tell you about the sounds they have been learning!

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.

Thank you again for all your support at home.

Numeracy
Numeracy in 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
*Identify 1 more or 1 less than a given number.
*Measure & begin to record mass/weight, length & height
*Solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division, by calculating the answer using objects, pictures and arrays with support.
*Recognise, find and name a quarter of an object, shape or quantity.
*Describe position, direction and movement, including half, quarter and three quarter turns.
Compare, describe & solve practical problems for time.

Spring 2 Topic

What do aliens think of life on Planet Earth? (Science)

This half term Year one is going to finding all different materials.

* We will be identifying and naming a variety of different materials and distinguishing between an object and the material from which it is made.

*We will be describing the materials using senses and comparing and sorting materials on the basis of their physical properties.

In our learning challenge we will be building a house for Beegu our class alien and using different materials. We will be testing materials to see which ones are the best for certain things.

Geography
This next half term in Geography we will be continuing looking at the weather and the seasons.

 

P.E
The children will have P.E on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please ensure that your child has the correct kit and each item is clearly labelled with your child’s name.

All children should have shorts, a t-shirt and 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.

Homework
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.

Uniform
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. Please read as much as you can with your child every night. Even 5 minutes will help. Please comment in your child’s reading record book 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 and 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.

 

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

Mrs Broadhurst & Mrs Noden

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