Miss Roberts - Year 1 Class Teacher
Dear Parents and children,
Mrs Griffiths and I hope that you all had a lovely summer break. We wanted to take this opportunity to inform you of what will be happening in Year 1. Throughout the year, the children will be taught using a variety of different methods. These include: whole class teaching, teacher led activities, independent activities and continuous provision that encourages learning through play.
Our first topic will be based on Superheroes where our story will be ‘Supertato’ By Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet. The children will be receiving video messages and letters from a superhero who will give them a range of missions to complete. These missions will include designing, to find the hidden superheroes in the 4 countries of the UK and to understand different weather types where superheroes live. This term we will also be linking our English work to our topic, allowing us to focus on a range of stories based on different superheroes. Through this, we will be practising writing in full sentences, which includes finger spaces, capital letters and full stops as well as developing our understanding of adjectives.
During the term, we will also be exploring the differences between the four seasons including the types of weather associated with each season and how this can affect us, as well as how the length of day alters with each season.
In Maths, we will be focusing on place value, addition and subtraction of numbers up to 20, number bonds to 10, properties of 2d and 3d shape as well as solving one step problems. We aim that by Christmas all children will be confident in using numbers to 20 in a variety of ways.
P.E: Our external sports provider, Miss Berry, will continue to work with year 1 on Thursday. We will also have another PE lesson on Wednesday. All children will need to come in dressed in their outdoor PE kit on both days.
Reading: As reading is central to the children’s learning, it is really important that they practise on a regular basis in order to make progress in all subject areas. Your child should read at least 3 times a week. Please could you indicate in their reading diary when they have read and how well they have done. We will change books on Fridays. This year we have superhero readers and every time your child reads 10 times they will move onto a different superhero on our classroom display. When your child reaches Superman (100 reads) your child will choose a book to keep. I will be sending home a year 1 word wall (common exception words) and information about this will be in another letter.
Numbots: This is an online game that practises counting and then moves onto addition. The more they play, the more points they will earn, which will earn them certificates as well as points. Please encourage your child to play on this as much as possible at home. If you do not have your childs login, please just ask and we can get it for you.
If you have any queries please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or come and see me at the end of the day :).
Mrs Huxley and Mrs Griffiths