Year 1

Class Page for Year 1

Welcome to Year 1.

During the Autumn term, activities are based around the children settling into Year 1 and Key Stage 1. They will have many opportunities for learning through play and more structured activities both in the class and the areas outside the classroom.

You will be aware that the National Curriculum starts in Year 1 and therefore the topics covered reflect this content. Your child will cover the following topics during the term:

History: Looking at Queen Elizabeth the First and Queen Elizabeth the Second and how the roles of the monarch have changed.

Geography: About the UK and the local area.

Science: Changes in the seasons and exploring materials.

Design Technology: Using textiles, making a collage picture and beginning to sew.

PSHE: Happy and healthy friendships.

R.E. What does it mean to belong to a faith community?

ICT: Using the keyboard and mouse for painting and drawing programs.

English in Year 1

This term, your child will revise/refresh writing skills. This includes letter formation, sounding out words they need to write, spelling key words and being able to write one or more sentences.  The children will learn about familiar stories, developing their ability to write simple stories, lists and labels and captions.

Your child will have two reading books per week from school and it is expected that he/she reads at home at least four times per week. They are encouraged to read their own books as well, which can be also be recorded at the back of the reading diary.  It is important that your child continues to use phonics to sound out independently when they are reading and if you need to refresh your knowledge of the sounds, these can be found in the centre of your child’s reading diary.

Click here for a website about Year 1 English skills.

Maths in Year 1

During the Autumn term, basic concepts are refreshed and practical activities carried out in the following areas:

sorting and counting

number recognition and formation to 10, to 20 and beyond

addition and subtraction to 10

knowing number bonds from memory 

measuring length and height

recognizing values of coins

Click here for a useful website covering these areas.

We look forward to a good term with many exciting activities planned.

If you have any questions, please contact the office by email and I will get back to you as soon as possible.