Literacy is taught each day covering all
aspects such as reading, writing, spelling, handwriting and speaking and listening.
Specific topics covered between now and
Christmas will be:
- Working with simple stories (Narrative)
- Exploring rhyme (poetry)
- Looking at writing for different purposes
- Learning to use information books to help us to find out information.
Maths is taught each day. Each lesson includes a mental maths starter and a main focus for the lesson. Areas of mathematics covered between now and Christmas will
- Counting/ordering of numbers to 100 (Place Value)
- Working with numbers in a variety of contexts (Problem Solving)
- Counting in multiples of 2, 5 and 10.
- Measuring using non unit measures
- Addition and subtraction
- Recognising coins to £2 and calculating with money
- Beginning to tell the time to o’clock and half past
- Working with 2D and 3D shapes; naming and
recognising their features and using vocabulary such as edges, sides, faces, flat, solid, corners, stack, roll, straight and curved. We will also be trying to spot 2D and 3D shapes in everyday objects e.g. a ball is a sphere.
The following table gives information about other subjects that your child will be taught this term.
Please ensure that your child has a suitable P. E. kit including appropriate
footwear in school at all times. P.E. this term will be taught outside so
children will need trainers too. T shirts should be plain white and shorts should be black. P.E will be taught on Tuesdays. Please make sure that children with long hair have it tied back and that earrings are removed or tape will be
provided to cover them up. P.E. kit should be clearly named.
Homework is set on a Thursday and is due in on Tuesdays.
Children are expected to read their reading book at home and we ask that parents sign their child’s reading record when they have heard their child read. Children who read 3 or more times a week will be rewarded with vivos. Children will need to ensure that their reading books and book bags are in school every day. Guided reading sessions will take place weekly with the class teacher.
This will include a set of spellings to learn. A spelling test is carried out weekly and your child’s score will be recorded in their reading record.
Maths homework will reflect what is being taught in class each week. If your child has any spare time, they would benefit from counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10,chanting the days of the week and months of the year, recapping addition and subtraction pairs to 10/20 and recalling doubles and halves of numbers to 20.
If your child is unsure about a piece of homework, please ask for further advice.
Please continue to order your child’s lunch using ParentPay. A piece of fruit will continue to be provided at break times.
Children in Year 1 will continue to clean their teeth after lunch. Toothbrushes and toothpaste are provided for them to use.
Please make sure that your child does not wear jewellery to school and if your child has pierced ears then they should only wear studs for school. This is for their own personal safety.
Can parents please ensure that children come to school in correct school uniform including a pair of black school shoes. Uniform, including coats, should be clearly labelled with your child’s name.
On Wednesday 18th October, parents and carers of Year 1 children are invited to join us for a picnic from 1. 45 onwards. This will be a chance for you to play games and make some more happy memories with your children. This will bring our ‘Memory Box’ topic to a close.
If you have any queries about your child regarding any aspects of school life, please do not hesitate to contact the class teacher in order to discuss the issue. We thank you for reading this newsletter.