Welcome to Class One
This term our topic is All About ME! and we will be learning all about ourselves. We will learn about our five senses, name different parts of our bodies, find out about who is in our family and what makes us special. We will be reading the stories Funnybones and Dogger and learn how to draw story maps, describe the main characters and write a class story together and much much more!
In maths we will be practising our counting and finding missing numbers in a sequence to 20 and beyond. We will also be finding one more and one less than numbers up to 100 as well as learning to count on in 2s, 5s and 10s!
In geography we will be using maps to find out where we live. We will be learning how to write our own address and will even post a letter home! We will learn about the features of our town as well as identifying and naming different types of houses when we go on a walk around where live.
In history we will be exploring the passing of time by identifying how we have grown and changed from a baby. We will look at toys today and toys that belonged to our grandparents and talk about how they have changed. We will also be learning about how are lives have changed in the last one hundred years by exploring artefacts and photographs from the past.
In art we will be drawings self portraits and portraits of our friends. We will be working together to create large collages of our faces. We will use oil pastels to create portraits in the style of Picasso.
In DT we will be design and make a moving picture based on our class story.
In music we will learn a variety of songs about taking care of myself and our bodies.
Reading Books and Homework
Every morning we will begin the day with individual reading time. It is very important that your child brings their reading bag to school every day with their reading book and reading
record inside. Reading books will only be sent home inside a reading bag.
Your child will read individually as well as in a guided reading group once a week. Two books will be sent home each week for your child to read at home. Please use the reading record to make comments on your child's progress when listening to them read at home. Word ladders will be checked during the week and new ladders will be sent home when your child is ready.
A spelling sheet will be sent home each Monday inside your child’s homework book. Spellings will be stamped each day. A homework task will be sent home each week inside this book. Please keep homework books inside reading bags.
Children will be working hard learning how to write in a cursive style. Please encourage your child to write in this style at home and use the letter guide attached to help.
PE kits will be sent home at the end of each half term. Please ensure that a full kit is returned on the first day back after each holiday.
Please don’t hesitate to talk to any of the Year One team if you have any questions or would like any further information. We look forward to meeting you all.
Many thanks for your support.
Supporting your child at home
The following links will take you to Espresso and Purple Mash. Both contain numerous resources for supporting your child in all areas of the school curriculum. Individual log-in details can be found in children's reading records. For further information about the curriculum please go to the Curriculum section of the school website.