Welcome to Year 1. Our lessons will start promptly every morning with phonics so it is really important that your child is on time for school every day. Your child will have a phonics test at the end of Year 1 and we will give you more information about this.. Please ensure all of your child’s uniform & lunchboxes are clearly labelled with their name and they have a bottle of fresh water everyday.
The Year 1 Team
Reading is a really important aspect of your child’s learning and they need to be fluent at this before they can access other areas of the curriculum, so please read with your child every night. The more they practice the more fluent they will become. When you have read with them please sign their reading record. We check their reading record everyday and use a traffic light system to record if they have read or not. Each child who has read is given a sticker on their reading challenge card which will eventually lead to a bronze, silver or gold reading certificate. When reading with your child please discuss the book in order to ensure they understand it. Your child’s book will be changed when they can demonstrate fluency and understanding, they are also encouraged to re-read a book for enjoyment.
Every week your child will be given spellings to learn. These will be given on a Monday and tested on a Friday.
The children will have P.E. sessions each week. They will need a labelled Park Brow kit which can stay in school. Please ensure children with long hair have it tied back for these lessons. Please allow your child to dress and undress themselves at home in order to encourage independence when getting changed in school. For health and safety reasons children should only wear stud earrings when in school.
This half term our Literacy lessons will be based around the book The Emperor’s Egg. During this we will be completing various activities relating to this book through speaking & listening, role play, writing, drawing, predictions and discovering facts through non-fiction texts. Please support your child in discovering together about different kinds of penguins and their life cycles.
Our main focus for this term will be different aspects of number. Your child will be working on counting forwards & backwards within the range 1-100, working on number bonds up to 20, doubling numbers and beginning to look at multiplication. We will be counting in twos, fives and tens and beginning to learn the times tables relating to 2s, 5s & 10s. We will also use all of these skills in reasoning and problem solving.
This term we will be learning about materials and relating this to everyday objects as well as the materials in our houses and homes. If you have any appropriate books at home, please feel free to bring these in for us to share. Throughout the year children will learn about seasonal changes.
To link in with our Houses and Homes topic we will be learning about houses in the past and relating these to our houses now and talking about what our own homes are like and what is in our local area.
We will be discussing how we use information technology at home and in school and what we should do if we concerns about our E-saftey. We will also be learning about algorithms and how these make different objects move.
Throughout this term we will be reading different stories relating to different beliefs and how these inspire different people’s beliefs.
Knowsley Safari Park
Year 1 enjoyed a fantastic day trip to Knowsley Safari Park! We enjoyed meeting lots of exciting animals including tigers, lions, giraffes and many more. The sea lion show was great fun and we watched the sea lions perform lots of tricks and stunts. After that we went to see the birds of prey show and watched them fly high in the sky. Finally we enjoyed a safari drive to see lots of interesting animals in their habitats.
During our PE lessons we have been taking part in Gymnastics and learning how to use various equipment including hoops.
In science we have been learning about animals and grouping them according to what they like to eat.
In Art we have been making collages using glue and tissue paper. This is in preparation for our moving pictures of tigers.
Year 1 Football
Our talented year 1 football team played at Everton Academy to show off some of their tricks and skills.
Drop Everything and Read
Year One have enjoyed reading in class, discovering new and exciting books. We particularly enjoyed sharing our thoughts on different books.
Year One painted pictures of African markets, relating to our Power of Reading book called Grace and Family. We enjoyed using bright colours to represent African markets.
In Maths we have been learning our number bonds using subtraction. We used cubes to help us visualise the numbers to subtract.
Patterns and shapes
Year One have been creating repetitive patterns. We enjoyed experimenting with different colours and shapes.