Welcome to Year 1
Nurturing bright futures
Meet The Team
1P Class teacher - Miss E. Richards
1P Teaching Assistant - Miss C Burden
1G Class Teacher - Mrs Marriott
1G Teaching Assistant - Mrs S Hall
1P Email: 1P@pottersgreen.org.uk
1G Email: 1G@pottersgreen.org.uk
Due to COVID parents are not able to come in to the classroom or cloakroom to settle their child. Parents will hand children directly to the adults.
Reading books are to be brought in to school daily and are changed when parents have signed the child's reading journal.
Homework Books are to be handed in on Mondays. The homework will be checked and a total of points earned will be recorded. Children will receive Dojo's for completed homework.
Spellings and reading
Children will bring home spelling Phonics books on a Friday. They will need to practise spellings and reading non decodable words that are taught within their Phonics sessions. There will be suggested activities to do with your child. Please return Phonics books by Wednesday.
Water Bottles and Snacks
Children can bring their own water bottles into school to help keep them hydrated throughout the day. Children will be offered fruit during play time.
If you have any questions or concerns about your child in school, please ask to speak to your child's class teacher by phoning the school office The member of staff will ring you back at a convenient time.
Welcome to Year One.....we are Miss Richards (1P) and Mrs Marriott (1G). We are very excited to be part of the Year One learning Journey with your child!
The work outlines on our class pages will be updated each half term and this will inform you about what your child will be learning in school. A reading book will be sent home regularly for you to support and enjoy the reading experience with your child and we, as class teachers, will hear your child read often during Guided Reading and Phonic sessions within the school day.
Phonics, English, Maths and Guided Reading takes place daily. Year One will be taught Science once a week and Topic twice a week. They are taught handwriting daily. The children are learning to join their writing.
PE is taught by specialist teachers. They will be taught PE on a Monday - Circuit Training and Tuesday - gymnastics. We will visit the Library to change books on a Thursday.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact us on our class e-mails and we will be more than happy to support you.
Spring Term Learning.
In Maths this term, children will be learning about addition and subtraction within 20 for the first two weeks. This will involve applying our calcuclation skills to number bonds and fact families. We will then be moving on to place value within 50, counting numbers forwards and back within 50, counting numbers in a sequence, identifying one more than and one less than (within 50), one to one correspondence, ordinal numbers and placing numbers on a number line. Towards the end of the Autumn Term, we will move on to measuring, first length and height moving onto weight and volume. The children will also practise counting in 2's, 5s and 10's daily and they will practise forming numbers to 50 correctly. The children will be challenged with reading numbers to twenty in words and learning to write them. We will also be practising writing the days of the week and knowing the months of the year.
This terms Topic is called 'Bright Lights, Big City', which will focus on London and the Royal Family. This project teaches children about the physical and human characteristics of the United Kingdom, including a detailed exploration of the characteristics and features of the capital city, London. Along side their Topic, the children will be getting busy designing and painting moving vehicles for their companion project 'Taxi'.
During RSHE, the children will be talking about living in the wider world.
During Music, the children are learning how to follow a beat and accompany a piece of music with an instrument in time with the pulse.
During Computing, the children will be using the platform Purple Mash to learn how to use software to create 'Pictograms' and using online shapes in 'Lego Builders'. They will learn how to open and create a document and save it.
During Science, the children will be learning about 'Materials'. They will be investigating different types of materials and taking part in an experiment to find the most waterproof material.
Children will have Guided Reading x 4 a week. They will access a text and learn how to predict, discuss, infer and retrieve evidence from the text when answering questions.
Children will have daily Phonics and they will learn how to recognise graphemes that represent different phonemes and apply them when reading and spelling.