Welcome to the Year One class page. Miss Righton is our class teacher and Mrs Knight is our class teaching assistant. Here you can find lots of information about Year One as well as keeping up to date with all of the exciting things that we get up to throughout the school year.
This year in school we will continue to follow the Inspire curriculum for our Topic lessons, and will be enjoying lots of fun and exciting topics! Each topic will last 4 weeks and over the academic year will fully cover each aspect of English, Science, Geography, History, Art, Design & Technology and Music. The nine topics for Year 1 are:
1. The Big Build
2. Wonderful Me!
3. Let's Celebrate
4. Posting & Places
5. To the Rescue
6. The Potting Shed
8. Animal Allsorts
9. Where Shall We Go?
Our first topic of the Summer Term is called Sense-ational. During this unit, we will find out about the five senses and which part of the body each one of these senses is associated with. The children will explore the environment around school and search for interesting items linked to the five senses, and then write their own 'senses' poems. We will have fun creating 'big art' to represent the senses and design and create a sensory trail. In Art, the children will also complete observational drawings and clay models of minibeasts, linked to our sensory trail work.
Our next topic is called Animal Allsorts. In this unit, we will create an exciting, happy pet shop that sells different types of animals. The children will be able to identify different animals, their eating habits and be able to describe and compare the animal's structure. The children will be writing information texts about animals and will design a leaflet for new pet owners. This topic has a Science focus where the children will identify and classifying animals. They will also create sculptures and animal hand puppets in our D & T lessons.
The final topic of the Summer Term is called Where Shall We Go? this Unit will look at the changing seasons and the different weather associated with each one. Pupils will think about journeys they might be making or have made in the past. They will look at maps and globes to see where they have been or where they are going. Pupils will be transported around the world on a 'magic carpet' where they will explore geographical and cultural aspects of the seven continents and five oceans of the world.
Phonics, Mathematics, Computing, Religious Education, PSHE and PE will all be taught discretely on a weekly basis.
Please follow our Twitter feed if you don't already and keep checking the class page for updates throughout the term. @STAClassRighton
In Year One our homework is given out on Tuesday and is due back to school no later than the following Monday. It will normally consist of one English or Maths focussed activity, with Topic-related and RE activities being included where appropriate. Most homework activities will have a practical element included, that can easily be completed at home. Some tasks will require written work in your child's homework book, but in some cases a photograph or picture may be all that is required.
High Frequency Word spellings will be given out on Tuesday for your child to practise reading and spelling, and they will be tested on these words the following Monday.
Reading is such a valuable life skill and is also relevant across all subjects within school. Regular practise really does make a huge difference to reading ability, as does talking about what has been read with someone at home too. Please try to ensure your child reads at home for at least 10 minutes each night and gets their home/school diary signed to indicate that this has happened.
PE will take place on Monday and a Tuesday in Year One. It is expected that your child will have the appropriate indoor and outdoor PE kit available on these days. The correct PE kit consists of: a white t-shirt, navy shorts and plimsolls. A navy tracksuit is an optional extra for outdoor activities, when the weather is colder. Please ensure that all items of PE kit, including your child's kit bag, is clearly named.
downloads & homework
|Y1 Annual Framework 2017||100KB||Download|
|Class & Curriculum Overview 2017 Autumn||1MB||Download|
|Y1 Class & Curriculum Overview 2017 Spring||3MB||Download|
|Y1 Homework Autumn 1||27KB||Download|
|Y1 Homework Autumn 2||1MB||Download|
|Y1 Homework Spring 1||35KB||Download|
|Y1 Homework Summer||28KB||Download|
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