YEAr ONE

Welcome to Year 1's Learning Page

MEET THE TEAM

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TOPIC

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This half term in Year 1 our topic is ‘Woodland Adventure’. We will be starting this topic with some little visitors in the classroom.. We hope this will help to spark any imagination. I wonder what it could be? I’m excited, are you? You’ll have to check seesaw to find out more about this. Throughout this topic we will be looking at seasonal change as we move into the warmer months and how plants and flowers grow. You could even look at the plants and flowers around you, do you have anything growing in your garden?  In geography we will be looking at different places in the world and how it compares to our local area and  thinking about hot and cold countries whilst reading the story of ‘Meerkat Mail’. 

Our PE days will continue to be on a Thursday and we will covering athletics. Hopefully we will be able to get outside and do some sports day practice too. Seesaw and My Maths homework will be set on a Monday and reading books and library books will be changed on a Wednesday.   Before the holidays you were sent ’Tommy’s Reading Challenge’ this will be checked and monitored on a Wednesday along with reading books.  If you have any questions about this don’t hesitate to ask.

MATHS

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The principal focus of mathematics teaching in Key Stage 1 is to ensure that pupils develop confidence and mental fluency with whole numbers, counting, and place value. This should involve working with numerals, words, and the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, including with practical resources. 

At this stage, pupils should develop their ability to recognise, describe, draw, compare, and sort different shapes and use the related vocabulary. They will use a range of measures to describe and compare different quantities such as length, mass, capacity/volume, time, and money.

In Maths this half term we are starting by thinking about multiplication and division. The children will be practicing counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. Why not have a go at home. We will then be making doubles and finding equal parts of groups and amounts.  We will also be looking at fractions and finding a half and a quarter. Ooh I hope that means half a cake or a quarter of a chocolate bar….

My Maths homework will be set on alternating Mondays from Seesaw homework.

LITERACY

In English this half term we are going to be looking at non-chronological reports and creating our own reports based on different aspects of nature. Our surroundings, animals and activities we can do in the great outdoors. Hopefully we will be learning lots of new things and some cool and interesting facts. Did you know that pond dipping is good fun for adults not just children. We will be thinking more about the phonics screening this half term as it is fast approaching. Keep your eye peeled on seesaw for lots of practices and guidance.

We are working on our sentence writing and using the following in our work:

Full Stops

Capital Letters

Finger Spaces

and extending our sentences using 'and' or 'because'.

Phonics - this half term we will be beginning to think about Phase 5 sounds.

You have already been sent home a copy of Phase 2,3 and 4 tricky words. Why not practice reading and writing these words at home. 

At home you can have a go at...

Say a sound to your child, can they write this sound down?

Can they write words using this sound.

Can they put these sounds in a sentence?

READ! READ! READ!!

Please return book on a Monday to be changed on a Wednesdays. This year you will receive 2 books a week. 

Keep reading with your child everyday. Let them read to you but also make sure that you are reading more complex books to them and they are continuing to hear stories and other texts read aloud. 

If you need any help or support please speak to us at the end of the day or email

year1@stthomas.org.uk

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