Welcome to year one!
This term we will be learning about growing.
In English we will be imitating, innovating and inventing our own explanation text on growing. We will be sequencing sentences to form an explanation text. We will include a capital letter and correct punctuation in simple sentences. We will re-read our writing to check it makes sense.
In Phonics we are learning alternative graphemes (letters that make up a sound) for different phonemes (sounds letters make). We will be decoding and sorting real words and alien words to practise our decoding skills and matching captions to pictures. You could help at home by listening to your child read for 5 minutes each night, remember to sign the home/school reading record book so your child can get their bookmark stamped.
In Maths, we are looking at reading, writing and ordering numbers up to 100. We will be learning how to tell the time. We will be learning coin values and notation used when working with money. finally we will be refreshing our addition and subtraction facts up to 100 in preparation for year 2.
In Science we will be planting and caring for a sunflower. We will learn what a plant needs to survive and grow and investigating what happens to plants when not looked after properly.
Early morning reading is still a priority and doors are open at 8.40am for you to come in to the classroom and read with your child. We are also looking for volunteers to come into class during the school day to listen to children read. If you are interested, please speak to a member of the year 1 team.
PE will be on a Thursday and Friday so please make sure you send a named PE kit with your child on these days. You could leave the kit in school for the whole half term. We go outside for PE on a Friday so jogging bottoms and sweaters are a good idea. We will be developing our hand/eye co-ordination as we learn new skills in Tennis.
In year 1 we are hoping to go on a trip to Ponderosa Park - details will be out shortly.
We are looking forward to a busy half term and preparations for our transition into year 2!
Mrs Jennings and Miss Banks