Year 1 2019 - 2020
We have two wonderful Year 1 classes and our teachers are Mrs Holden and Miss Barrow.
We have the superb Mrs Simpson and the amazing Mrs Caliskan helping us in the classroom too!
At the beginning of this term the children will be learning about their new class routines and establishing our class rules. We are excited about our first topic of the Autumn term:
This is Me!
For this topic we will be finding out about the area we live in and drawing maps of our walk from school to Verdin Park. We will also be studying the human body and learning names for the different parts of our body. For more information on what we will get up to during Autumn 1, please have a look at our topic web.
For our fiction work in English, we will be reading "Lost and Found" by our author of the term Oliver Jeffers. The children will work on creating their own version of this story and in our non-fiction work we will be writing animal fact sheets.
Ready Set Ride
This term Year 1 will start the Ready Set Ride programme, which is a cycling programme with the objective of helping children become happy and confident cyclists. The programme includes three different stages that will help build up the children's physical skills, which will invevitably help them ride a bike. This term we will be focussing on activities that will strengthen the children's gross motor skills and core muscles. Please have a look on the website where you will be able to register for free and have access to the different activities that you can do with your child to help them ride a bike.
Reading – Your child’s homework will be their reading. It is important homework that children read regularly at home – please comment/sign the Reading Diary every night. If your child has read at home and their book has been signed then they will receive a raffle ticket the following day. At the end of the week a raffle is done and the winner will receive a prize. The more your child reads during the week the better chance they have of winning! The children are often encouraged to change their book. We will often send the same book home again: reading is not just about reading the words; we want to encourage children to have a really good understanding of what they read and to do this, it is important that they discuss the book and answer questions about it.
Some websites are listed below which may be useful for you to use with your child to reinforce the learning they are doing in school. We are looking forward to a fun, action packed term and we are sure the children are too!
Mrs Holden and Miss Barrow
Mrs Simpson and Mrs Caliskan
There are websites available on the internet that can aid you with the letter sounds:
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