Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Class Teacher: Miss Thompson

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Porter


Things to remember…

We change our library books every Tuesday morning.

This half-term, PE will be on Monday and Thursday. Full PE kits will be needed for both days.  This includes socks as tights are not to be worn with PE shorts.

Children bring home a reading book from school, please spend some time listening to them read and asking questions about the book. Spellings are sent home on a Friday for a test the following Friday.  Homework will also be sent home every Friday and is due back in school the following Thursday. 

What will we be doing this half-term?

Our topic this half-term is called ‘Splendid Skies’. We will be learning about different seasons and the weather.  We will be identifying different garden plants and leaves and what makes them grow successfully. We will also be using maps to identify where we live and different parts of the UK.

In English, we will be reading the book ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’ – writing character and place setting descriptions and also, coming up with our own animal stories.

In Maths, we will continue practising to count forwards and backwards to 100 and also counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. As well as continuing our skills in addition and subtraction, we will start some work on multiplication and division through grouping and sharing. Finally we will do some work on direction – focusing on quarter turns, half turns, three quarter turns and whole turns. 

In PE, we will be working on teamwork and learning different team games. We will also be learning some tennis skills.

Don’t hesitate to ask any questions. Our door is always open.