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?
The first topic of the Spring Term is Posting & Places. This unit of work will focus on the idea of giving and receiving letters and emails to friends around the world. The children will start to appreciate and understand the similarities and differences between their home in the UK and the homes of children living in the Arctic. They will extend their knowledge of maps and compass directions and develop their fieldwork skills by observing the weather. The children will learn how to block print and use this art technique to design a postcard. In Music, children will learn traditional songs from the Arctic and explore their voices through chanting and develop their drumming skills too. Brrrrrr! Make sure you bring your gloves!
The second topic this term is To the Rescue. This topic focuses on rescue services with a particular emphasis on rescue at sea and how modern services have been developed. The children will learn about the famous rescue by Grace Darling and her father. We will build a lifeboat station in our role-play area and learn how to make emergency calls. Through their Artwork, the children will create stormy sea paintings inspired by a range of artists including Tony Plant. In Music, the children will use their voices expressively, learning new songs about the seas, oceans and lighthouses. Get ready to create your own sea creature as a Homework task for this topic!
The final topic of this term is The Potting Shed. During this topic the children will find out how we have so many beautiful plants growing in our gardens through learning about the plant hunter George Forrest. We will go for a walk in our local area and develop our observational skills by learning to name plants, using identification cards. In our garden centre role-play area the children will plant seeds and buy and sell plants. The children will draw pictures of plants from imagination and life and use these to inspire the creation of their 3D sculptures using a range of materials. In Music, the children will find out about beat and rhythm, sing songs relating to plants and flowers and perform The Gingerbread Man story. Green fingers at the ready children!
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||1MB||Download|
|Y1 Homework Autumn 2||1MB||Download|
|Y1 Homework Spring 1||35KB||Download|
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