Welcome to Year 1's 
Class Page
Year One Curriculum Overview
Click on the link above to find out what we are covering this year!
Teacher: Mrs Aitkenhead
Teaching Assistants: Cathy, Natalie and Rosemary

Thought for the moment:

“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.” 
                                                                                        
                                                                                                       Dr Seuss.


English

This term we are exploring the book;

Whatever Next
Author: Jill Murphy.



Science

Our science topic this term is 
Seasonal Change, we are looking for signs of Autumn

What clues can you see on your way to and from school which tell you Autumn is here?



We are also finding out about
'Everyday Materials'. We will look at everyday objects, learn about what they are made from and think about how we can describe their properties.

What materials can you find around you?


How to be a roaring success in Year One...
We came up with five golden rules of how to be a brilliant learner in year one. This year we are lion cubs, ready to roar!






Teacher's Top Tips

Tip One:
Read every day, your stage book or a book from home. Talk about what you've read, look at the pictures, predict what might happen and think about how the characters in the story feel.

Tip Two: 
Talk every day about what you did at school and what was your favourite part of the day.

Tip Three: 
Follow instructions well and listen to the adult taking care of you - they want you to be happy and safe!  

In year 1 we love, love love to read!



Our book corner is full of amazing books to enjoy. We love nothing more than relaxing in our 'cosy corner' with a good book and our reading buddies.



Useful Notices:   
  • Homework is given on Wednesday and due in Monday.
  • Spelling Tests are on Wednesday.
  • P.E kits should be in school Monday and taken home Friday.
  • Reading books and reading records need to be in school every day.
  • Service is on Tuesday morning and begins at 9:40am. You are welcome to enjoy tea and coffee in the library from 9am. Check the weekly newsletter to find out when Year One will be leading our worship.


Maths 

In Year One we have been practising counting up to 50 and back down again from different numbers. 

5, 6, 7, 8, 9,10,11...
36,35,34,33,32,31...

We have been finding one more and one less than a number too.

What is one more than 39?

What is one less than  44?



R.E

We are currently learning about the life of Noah. We thought about the promise God made to Noah. Then we wrote our own promises for our display.














Phonics


We are currently revising the Phase 3 sounds in class.

We love playing 'Buried Treasure' where we sort real and fake words!

Useful website for Year One parents and carers:
Click the links for games and resources










Touch
 Typing


Touch typing is such an important skill in our modern world. We are beginning to learn to by using a programme called Text Type 2. This website is fantastic to help us remember where the keys are and it can be accessed at home too! 


Doorway online has lots of other great educational games for you to enjoy!