Staff in Year 1

1N: Miss Newton

1S: Mrs Smith

1W: Miss Whitty

Teaching Assistants: Miss Ahmed, Mrs Conlen, Miss Farrell and Miss Girvan, 

Hello and welcome to Year 1

Our Autumn 2 topic in Year 1 is 'Bright Lights, Big City'.  

During English lessons children will be working collaboratively with talk partners to discuss ideas and share their learning experiences. Children are encouraged to ask and answer relevant questions to help extended their understanding and vocabulary knowledge.

In reading this term we are going to be focusing on two texts based on the theme ‘London ’ which include ‘Katie in London’ and ‘The Queen’s hat’. We will also be using nonfiction texts to support our learning in geography and history and will be sharing a variety of daily class reads. 

In writing this term the children will be focusing on forming simple sentences. This will be done through exploring a variety of writing genres such as; letter writing, narrative writing and poems. both independently and within adult directed work. In this term we will be focusing on punctuation including; capital letters, finger spaces, full stops and question marks. We will also continue to make sure our handwriting is neat and legible.


In Maths this term we will focus on two key areas:

· Addition and Subtraction

 This term we will be reading, writing and solving mathematical problems using (+) (-) and (=) signs. We will also be ensuring that we know all of our number facts to 10 and being able to add and subtract one digit and two digit numbers to 10, including zero.  The children will also be learning how to solve simple one-step addition and subtraction problems. The children will also learn how to use part-whole diagrams, number lines and multi-link cubes to add and subtract.

 In Topic, the children will be looking at Gorton’s human and physical geography. Children will then compare it to that of an Indians jungle by looking at the similarities and differences. This term in Art and Design children will be using a range of equipment to create and make their own tiger masks they will also be using a range of material to create a large animal collage.

In Science the children will be learning about a variety of common animals,  including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. They will be able to identify whether they are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores. Children will be making comparisons between animals and humans using scientific terminology and discovering our similarities and differences. They will also be learning how to look after pets and the care that is needed.

We encourage parents to read a variety of texts with their child every day so as to build upon the reading strategies they practice in school, enrich their vocabulary and encourage their enjoyment of reading. Your child will have their reading book changed once a week, however they need to bring their book bag in everyday.

To find out  more about the National Curriculum in Year 1, you can download the Parents' Guide by clicking the image below.

The children will be taking part in indoor and/or outdoor PE sessions every week and therefore all children must have a full PE Kit in school all week. 

This includes - Plain White T-Shirt, Black Shorts, Trainers/ Pumps and don't forget socks if your child wears tights for school. Long hair must be tied up and no earrings are to be worn.

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Please don't hesitate to make an appointment with your child's teacher if you wish to discuss anything further.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

The Year 1 Team

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