Year 1 2021 - 2022
Welcome to Year One Spring Term
with Mrs Coyne, Mrs Wisinger and Mr Jones.
It has been fantastic to welcome all of Year 1 back to school for an exciting New Year of learning!
In English, we will be using the Story Box approach, which children first encountered in Early Years, to explore themes of our texts, There's A Tiger in The Garden by Lizzy Stewart and The Last Wolf by Mini Grey. The Story Box ritual is drama-rich and engages leaners through provocations, requiring deep thinking, with a focus on raising the profile of oracy.
We will also be developing children's love of books with twice-weekly shared reading, group guided reading and sharing a class story.
Reading diaries and reading books will now be collected in on Fridays and new books given out on Mondays. Individual and small group reads will take place in school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays so please send in your child's diary on these days so that feedback can be added to their diaries. Thank you for supporting your child with their five reads. The new books are designed to ensure children have a sound understanding of their phonics and have the opportuity to discuss new vocabulary with you.
We are learning about Materials in Science. We will be finding out about the properties of different materials and will explore how to design a fair test.
In Maths, we are building on prior learning and consolidating key skills to become confident and resilient Mathematical thinkers. This term we are working on addition and subtraction facts within 20, telling the time to the hour and half hour and counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.
Things to remember in Year 1:
- P.E is on Mondays and Fridays with Mr Forbes.
- Try for five reads each week.
- Homework due Wednesdays and given out on Fridays.
Here are some links to websites that will help you support your child: