Welcome to Year 1
Welcome to the Summer Term, we have lots of exciting learning ahead!
Underpinning all our learning and time together is our school values, they are also linked to our Dojo rewards. We will learn about and celebrate examples of each value daily.
This terms value is 'unity'
English and Phonics
In English, we use our Sentence Superheroes to write super sentences about the stories we read. We will also be learning lots of traditional tales and poems and then creating our own!
In phonics, we will continue to learn our sounds and apply them to our reading. We will read a RWI phonics storybook, matched to our reading needs, everyday.
We will also continue to use our phonics to strengthen our writing skills.
In maths, we will be counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. We will also be learning to multiply and divide using grouping and arrays. We will be learning how to find a half and a quarter of shapes and amounts as well!
Topic - Continents and Coasts
In our first topic, we will be learning all about the 7 continents, exploring and comparing the differences and similarities between them. We will be identifying the continents and oceans on maps and learning about their famous landmarks. In our second topic, we will be learning about the coastline and what that aspect of our landscape is like, what animals live there and how we can look after it.
It is really important to read with your child regularly and develop their love of reading. As a school we encourage children to read for 10-20 minutes on most days. We will change books on Monday and Thursday in Year 1 and the children are responsible for putting their finished book in the book tray to be changed. Children will be given a reading book matched to their phonic ability and are encouraged to re-read their books to improve their fluency. There will also be questions at the back of the book to support their comprehension skills.
Please let the class teacher know if you have any questions or would like to know ways to engage your child with reading at home or further develop their comprehension skills through questioning.
Homework will be set each week on a Tuesday (to be completed by the following Monday) and will mostly consist of an English, Phonics or Maths activity lasting no longer than about 20 minutes. As well as paper based tasks, we will also be setting homework using Microsoft Teams, there will be a range of activities, from reading, quizzes and links to websites. If you have any problems accessing online learning then please let your class teacher know.
In addition to reading and spelling practice on most days. Once or twice a term, we will also embrace opportunities to set more creative homework tasks – so get your glue and paint at the ready!
We will be learning spellings daily in school with a test once a week. They will be given out on a Monday and tested on the following Monday. These words will be linked to the year 1 common exception words outlined in the NC. They will also include high frequency words that they read and spell often.
We will have PE once a week on a Wednesday. Please ensure that PE kit is in school at the start of each week and is left at school during the week.