Year 1

Update: Monday 29th March

Welcome to our final week before the Easter Holidays!

In maths, the children will be revisiting place value and considering tens and units. We will discuss how a digit’s place in a number indicates its value and we will make use of Diennes apparatus to represent this. On Wednesday we have some fun Easter maths planned!

In English, we will continue with our poetry theme and children will build up to writing poems about themselves.

Poem no. 2: All About Me | Kids poems, All about me preschool, Preschool songsIn our shared reading sessions we continue reading Paddington by Michael Bond. We will discuss some more key vocabulary from the story and use ‘rapid retrieval’ strategies to answer questions about the text.

Paddington: The original story of the bear from Darkest Peru: Amazon.co.uk: Bond, Michael, Alley, R. W.: Books

Our project continues to be ‘Muck, mess and mixtures!’ … and project and ‘Let’s Explore’ activities in the classroom centre around this theme; a particular focus will be on science learning.

REQUEST – PLEASE CAN YOU SEND IN ANY SUITABLE CARDBOARD BOXES, TOILET ROLLS, RECYCLING, ETC, FOR OUR PROJECT JUNK MODELLING ACTIVITY. MANY THANKS!

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The additional home learning ideas that follow could be used to supplement learning in school… however, we certainly want to avoid anyone feeling overwhelmed (therefore these suggestions are totally optional):

Home learning:

Reading/ Phonics

If you are wondering how you can provide general support for your child at home, our advice is to hear them read as often as possible: discussing the pictures in the text; predicting what might happen next and recalling events from the story.

Children are also encouraged to practice their word walls. The Year 1 word walls can be found below (also in ‘class materials’ on TEAMS):

Year 1 Word Wall 5

Year 1 Word Wall 6

Year 1 Word Wall 7

Year 1 world wall 8

Once your child can read all of the Reception and Year 1 word walls, they can progress to practising spelling these words (please email a member of the team to be sent Reception word walls if necessary).

Phonics learning can also be supported with various activities on ‘Phonics Play.’ We recommend ‘Buried Treasure’ and ‘Picnic on Pluto.’ Home log-in details are:

Username: jan21

Password: home

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

We also have an excellent link to some high quality texts that you may want to consider when choosing children’s books to read or buy!

https://www.booksfortopics.com/year-1

Maths

By the end of Year 1, children are expected to:

  • count forwards and backwards in ones to 100
  • be able to count in 2s, 5s and 10s
  • find one more and one less than a given number up to 100
  • recognise the value of all coins
  • know number bonds (numbers that add together) to total 10 and 20.

These are excellent skills to be practising at home, although we stress that they will be covered over the course of the school year.

Curriculum

For general KS1 content that will support children in their learning across the curriculum, we recommend ‘Busy Things’ which can be accessed via the link below:

https://www.busythings.co.uk

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Any questions or queries, then please do contact us either on the Year 1 TEAMS chat or via our email – we will do our very best to help!

 

Monday 29th March – VIRTUAL PARENT CONSULTATIONS

Wednesday 31st March – VIRTUAL PARENT CONSULTATIONS

Thursday 1st April – Last day of term.

 

Best wishes,

Mrs Hurley, Mrs Jacobs & Mr Holland

The Year 1 Team

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