Welcome to Year 1
Welcome, we are really excited to get to know you and your children this year and work on some exciting units together. We have lots of different topics coming up this year and this page will give you all of the key information you need to know throughout.
Staff supporting Year 1 this year are;
This year we will have PE each Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure your child comes to school in appropriate PE clothing each and every Wednesday. Remember children will wear these clothes during break time and dinner time so must be appropriate for the weather.
Reading- your child is expected to read at home at least 3 times each week along with an adult signing their reading record. They have access to an online version of their assigned individual reader and a copy for the weekend. This book must be returned on a Monday for our next group to read. Children will also have a ‘book to share’ with someone at home.
Maths- your child will need to know how to count to 20, then 50 and 100 by the end of the year. To help with this we encourage you to count whilst walking or waiting for something. Try starting and ending at random numbers also.
By the end of the year, pupils should know their 2, 5, and 10 times tables. There are some interactive games that can be played at school and home.
During our second half term, Autumn 2 and the build up to Christmas, Year 1 will be studying our geography unit which is called ‘There’s no place like home’. Within this unit, we study our local area looking at various elements of the Geography national curriculum- using world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its residing countries, alongside this we will study other countries, continents and neighbouring oceans. Children will also be taught to use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to: key human features including city, town, village, factory, house, office and shop.
In Science, we will be exploring the topics of seasonal change and animals including humans. Children will be able to explain how the environment and days differ as the seasons change, looking at the amount of daylight that we have. This topic will be explored at various points throughout the year. In our animals including humans unit, which is known as ‘Would a tiger really come to tea?’, children will be learning the basic ways to classify and differentiate between animals, look at their habitats and then begin to explore the basic anatomy of the human body, assigning names to body parts.
We will be sending out learning challenges that could link to either of these topics as we now study them concurrently.
More information can be found on the home learning challenges tab and the letters tab found and the top of this page
Should you need to speak to a member of Year 1 staff, you can speak to someone on the door of a morning or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.