Year 1

Welcome to the Year One homepage

Polar Regions

We do hope you had a lovely Christmas and that everybody is coming back to school refreshed. Our topic is ‘Polar Regions’. We will be using the theme to aid all areas of our learning, from writing fact files about polar animals, stories to learning about explorers and the countries on our planet.  We will use this topic to explore ice and how it melts. 

Phonics 
 
Here are some phonics games that you can play at home. 
 

Our class reward system

The children have many ways in which they can be rewarded throughout school for both fantastic learning and behaviour choices. In year one we use the sun and cloud system, the children aim to be on the sun, rainbow or even the money pot. Children are also rewarded with stickers for their jumpers or work. Commendations are given to children for excellent learning and behaviour. The children also work together to gain a piece of our class puzzle. When the puzzle is complete the children will have a whole-class reward. This is a great way for the children to work together as a class.

Things to remember
PE is on a Tuesday and Friday.
Reading books can be changed any morning or after school.  Please ensure your child brings in their reading journal each day.
Please ensure your child has a named drinks bottle in school.
Important dates:

Fri 30th November: Parents invited into school for a Christmas decorations afternoon.

Fri 7th December: Farmers Fayre

Weds 12th December: Pantomime trip

Weds 19th Children’s Christmas lunch 

Literacy

In Literacy we will be focusing on building up children's use of phonics to write more detailed sentences. Children will have opportunities to write in a range of ways, writing lists, stories, facts and for many more exciting purposes.  

At home you could:

• Find out about polar animals and their habitats.

. Look for different examples of writing

.Have a go at writing a fact file on a polar animal.

Practice writing topic words from your homework 

• Read stories and information texts about polar regions.

. Create your own stories and information texts

Maths

In maths we are going to be continuing to  practise counting skills to ensure we are all counting accurately up to 100. We will continue to practice addition and subtraction, starting to look at going across 10 when we do this.  We will start learning how to count in 2, 5 and 10s.

At home you could:

• Count everything, remembering to line them up and move one away each time.

• Practise writing the numbers to 100 correctly.

• Practise counting backwards from 100.

Ask your child to help you weigh ingredients, could they weigh a portion of pasta for each of you?

• Give your child some money problems, for example; if I buy one apple which costs 10p and an orange for 30p how much will I spend?

• Count items in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.

• Have a go at writing the day each morning.

Parent helpers

We would be delighted to welcome ‘Parent Helpers’ to hear individual children read. The children love to have this special time and to share a book with an adult. Please don’t be shy in coming forward.