Welcome to Year One
Welcome to Year One! Your staff in Year One are Miss Blanche (teacher), Mrs Reynolds (TA in 1B), Mrs Sinclair (teacher) and Mrs Alexander (TA in 1S).
- Welcome to Year One! It is a fun year where children make amazing progress; academically, emotionally and socially.
- This term we will be developing independence in learning even further by encouraging the children to work completely on their own.
- We are having a competition each week to see who keeps the tidiest classroom - this is across the school - the winner gets a prize!!!
- Please keep mental maths skills sharp - we have noticed many of the children are finding it tricky to add and take away two small numbers in their heads, eg 4 + 2, 8 - 1.
- Please remember that if you have any worries, concerns or issues come and chat with us - we have more time at the end of the day.
- Just in case of snow (!!!!!) click here.
Key dates to remember:
*Penny War - starts Monday 28th January
*Parents evening - Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th February.
Half Term - Monday 18th February to Friday 22nd February
*Lee Valley Farm Trip - Thursday 21st March
*Easter holidays start - Monday 8th April
*Making two digit numbers - place value.
*Working with number over ten and over twenty.
*Doubling and halving and knowing these facts by heart.
*Odd ad even numbers.
*Adding and subtracting over ten - using strategies such as counting on from, counting back from.
*Comparing numbers, language of greater than, less than, etc.
*Money - recognizing coins, understanding values, making amounts.
*Single digit number bonds.
*Number bonds of ten.
*Counting in 2s, 5s, 10s.
Drawing pictures on ICT
*Changing pencil type and colour.
*Changing size and thickness of pencils and pens.
*Controlling to draw accurately.
*Changing background colours, etc.
*Using tools such as drawing shapes.
*Handwriting - formation, letter size and positioning on the line.
*Spellings - tricky words and using in context.
*Sentences - developing to make longer using the conjunction 'and'. Making more interesting with a range of vocabulary and adjectives. Reinforcing basic sentence structure of capitalers, spaces, full stops.
*Using phonic skills to sound out shorter and longer words. Use digraphs when sounding out. Start using more complex digraphs.
*Reading longer words, recognising more complex digraphs in words, developing word recognition, reading with more fluency. Answering question on basic comprehension.
*Jumping - landing safely, types of jumps eg tuck jump, star jump, etc.
*Throwing and aiming games.
*Working in teams.
*Identifying different materials and what objects are made from.
*Why objects are made from certain materials.
Properties - bendy, stretchy, fragile, transparent, opaque, strong, rigid, flexible.
*Types of animals.
*Where in the World animals are from and their habitats.
*Groupings - insects, birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds.
What they eat - carnivores, herbivores, omnivores.
*Building skills to draw a robot.
*Putting shapes together to create pictures.
*Looking at straight and curved lines.
*Looking at corners, and sides.
*Comparing old and new toys.
*Language to describe toys, eg tatty, old, grubby, etc.
*Looking at how toys have changed over the years.
*What toys are made from.