Year 1

 Summer 2 2017

Welcome back to Summer 2. We cannot believe it is your child’s last half term with us. They have worked very hard this year and we are very proud of them. We have got an action packed half term and we are looking forward to lots of special events and learning.

We will be going on our school trip which is very exciting and will be a brilliant learning experience for the children. Details will be sent out in a couple of weeks.

The first week back is geography week. We will be looking at Dubai as a country and then comparing it to the United Kingdom. The children will be looking at houses in Dubai and then they will be learning about the physical and man-made features of Dubai.

In English we are going to be learning the oral story of Rainbow Fish and rewriting the story ourselves. Then we will be moving on to non-fiction writing and writing about our school trip and a letter to our new teacher.

In maths we are going to be taking our learning to greater depth and doing lots of problem solving to use our skills in a variety of ways. As well as this we are going to be learning to add and take-away with diennes.

In science we are going to be lots of investigations based on materials. This is going to be very exciting and we are going to become scientists. Hopefully the sun will shine so we are able to take our learning outside. We will also be going to Forest Friends again to further our learning about plants and trees.

In art we will be developing our sketching skills and thinking carefully about shading. We will be using a variety of sketching pencils.

Our last R.E unit of the year is Special Places. In this unit the children will be thinking about what places are special to them, what makes a place special, churches as special places for Christians and answering the question do we need a special place?

During this half term we have Health and Fitness week which includes sports day. Our P.E sessions will be getting us ready for sports day as well as team games. We are very much looking forward to getting outside for our P.E.

Finally we have Strawberry Fayre at the end of June. The children will be busy learning the dances and songs this half term. We are very much looking forward to showing it to you.

Don’t forget we have family picnic on Friday 16th June. We hope to see you there.

Summer 1 2017

We hope you had a wonderful Easter break and enjoyed the sunshine. We are now entering the last term of year 1 and we have lots of exciting activities planned. This half term is a short half term but we have got a lot to fit in. 

In English we are working on our non-fiction writing and the children will be writing fact pages about themselves. Then they will be choosing to write about Neil Armstrong or Christopher Columbus. At the beginning of the half term we will be using history to drive our writing as well as R.E. 

We are continuing with our phonic lessons and preparing the children for the phonic screening check that happens next half term. A letter will be sent out to you nearer the time explaining the screening check.

In maths we are cointinung to deepen the concepts the we have learnt and will be working on our problem solving skills. The first week back we have maths day with a focus on money. We are also going to be working on our mental maths skills and using the knowledge we know to solve problems. 

Now the weather is getting better (fingers crossed) we are going to be looking at plants and trees in science. The children will be learning to identify common plants and trees as well as learning what the different parts of a tree/plant are.

In R.E we are going to be looking at the Jewish festival of Passover. The children will learn why this festival is an important part of the Jewish calender and how it is celebrated.

Our P.E lessons will now be taking place outside (weather dependent). We will be working on our athletic skills ready for sports day. We will be focussing on our running, throwing, jumping and catching skills. 

In history we are learning about Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus. The children will be looking at historical sources and answering the question Were Neil Armstrong and Christoher Columbus brave? 

Finally we have lots of one off days this half term. The children will be taking part in a drama workshop from Perform Drama, Magic of colour day, Hero day and family reading.

If you have any questions please come and speak to a member of the Year 1 team. 

 

March 2017 Spring 2

 

Welcome to Spring 2. We cannot believe how quickly the year is going and we are half way through year 1.

This half term we are taking part in the Hampshire Book Award. The children will get to vote for their favourite book out of 4.

We are going to be travelling around the world for two weeks. The children will get to learn about different countries and receive passport stickers.

Then we will be taking part in science week with the focus being change. The children will get to complete numerous science experiments and we will be talking about change in seasons.

Finally for the last there weeks we will be practising our story writing skills. We will be writing all about a knight who wouldn’t fight!

At the end of the half term we will be learning the Easter story and the children will have an Easter fun day. The Easter Bunny might make an appearance.

In maths we are continuing to develop our number skills and we will be working on our problem solving skills.

In phonics we are now looking at sound families and thinking about which digraph to use when we are spelling unknown words.

In our handwriting sessions we are thinking about our ascenders and descenders as well as joining up our letters.

Finally in P.E we are focussing on dance and learning a Jester’s dance.

 

January 2017 Spring 1

 
 Welcome to Spring 1. We hope you had a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year. We have got a busy half term planned. Our topic will be Jack and the Beanstalk to begin with and then moving on to the Hampshire Book award. The books have not been announced yet so we have to keep it a secret! In English we will be learning the oral story Jack and the Beanstalk. We will be thinking of questions to ask the characters and learn how to use a question mark. We will also be learning to write setting and character descriptions thinking about the adjectives and conjunctions we use. Finally we will be innovating the story. Once we move on to the Hampshire Book award we will be looking at writing our own stories using the books for inspiration. We have also started guided reading this half term. This is where we work in groups and look at the comprehension side of reading. We will be learning about fiction and non-fiction books, inference and different text types. In maths we are continuing to develop our number skills. We are working hard on counting in tens, twos and fives. We are also learning about quarters and finding a quarter of an amount or shape. Alongside this we will be looking at doubles and number bonds to ten. In science we are looking at animals and how they are adapted to their habitat. We will then be designing clothes for Jack so he can survive in different habitats! We are also looking at seasonal changes and thinking about what clothes we wear in different seasons. In History we are looking at toys and seeing how they have changed over time. We are looking at toys from long long time ago, long time ago and now. Within these lessons we will be seeing how toys have changed and why they have changed over time. In Computing we are learning all about algorithms. We will be learning to write algorithms and using different programmes to help us with this. Finally in R.E we will be looking at authority. We will be thinking about what does authority mean and who has authority in our lives. Then we will be looking at authority in Christianity and how Jesus shows authority in bible stories. Finally we will be answering the question is authority good or bad? Keep checking our class pages to see what we get up to each week. Year 1 team

 

 

October 2016 Autumn 2

Welcome back. We hope you had a lovely half term and we are very much looking forward to the glitter half term! This half term we have lots of exciting learning planned. We are basing our learning around the theme of light and dark with focus weeks. For the first week back we will be learning all about the Gunpowder Plot and deciding who was right or wrong between Guy Fawkes and King James. Within this week we will be making firework pictures and learning how to be safe around fireworks. We will then be learning about Diwali and the importance of light in this festival. In addition to this we will be going to Holly Hill woods to help inspire our writing. We will be thinking about what we can see, hear and smell in the woods. To coincide with our woods writing we will be learning about nocturnal animals. This will support our art as we will be making clay nocturnal animals. Our learning will be then based on the story ‘Owl Babies’. We will be learning to retell the story, innovate the story and then write our own versions. Our maths and science learning will also be linked to the characters in this story. In science we are learning about materials and we will be conducting some fun science experiments. This half term we are very lucky to have a P.E specialist coming in to teach us dance. For the final part of the half term we will be doing many fun Christmas activities and practising our Christmas play. Our R.E this half term will be based on the birth of Jesus. Keep looking at our class pages to see what we have been up to each week! Don’t forget if you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to your class teacher.

September 2016

 

Here is the powerpoint we showed during our Year 1 meet the teacher meeting. Year 1 Meeting

 

Welcome to year 1. The children have come into school brilliantly and are learning the routines of year 1. We are all starting to feel a little bit tired with the amount of must do jobs we have to do! This half term we will be using the film Jungle Book as a stimulus for our learning.

In English we will be working on our sentence writing skills. The children will be learning to use a capital letter, finger space, adjective and a full stop. We will be writing about the Jungle Book and other Disney characters.

In phonics we are going to be recapping phase 3 sounds and then moving onto phase 5 sounds. We have enjoyed looking at alien words already!

In maths we are learning numbers up to 100. We are also adding and subtracting on a number line. Once we have mastered this skill we will be learning how to problem solve. We will also be learning all about place value.

We have enjoyed our Design and Technology lessons already and we are going to be making a jungle diorama. In science we are learning all about animals and the human body. We are also going to be doing some experiments which is exciting. In our R.E lessons we are learning all about the Christian festival of Harvest and the Jewish festival of Sukkot. During our P.E sessions we have Mr King coming in to teach us multi-skills and we are going to be learning to balance on the equipment in the hall.

Keep checking our class pages to see what we have been up to throughout the week.

Year 1 team

 

Summer 1

Welcome back. We hope you had a wonderful Easter and you didn’t eat too much chocolate.

 

In English this half term we are focussing on non-fiction writing. For the first two weeks the children will be learning to write recounts. They will be writing recounts about their school day and a recount about our school trip to Beaulieu. After recount writing they shall be writing a non-fiction page about a car that they saw at Beaulieu or one they have invented. We will then be moving onto letter writing and writing letters to convince you to come to our fundraising concert (details to follow we are still working out a date!).

 

Phonics will continue every day and the children will be learning alternative pronunciation of sounds alongside recapping the digraphs they already know. Our phonic sessions will also focus on spelling the key words correctly and putting these into a sentence.

 

Your child will also now be taking part in guided reading sessions. The children work in small groups with the teacher focussing comprehension. In these sessions we will be looking at text features, making predictions and answering questions about the text we have read.

 

In maths we are continuing to become confident in working with numbers to 100 and counting in 10s, 2s and 5s. Could you please continue to work on these skills at home? We will also be solving multiplication and division problems as well as recapping our 3D shapes and their properties.

 

In history this half term we will be looking at cars and how they have changed over time and what a car in the future may look like. Alongisde this we will be having a week where we look at the history of the Queen to coincide with her 90th birthday.

 

Our science lessons will be based on animals this half term. The children will be leanring to identify fish, mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles. They will also be looking at the human body learning about our senses and how exercise can keep us healthy.

 

In R.E we are looking at changes in our own lives and the life of Jesus. This will link into transition and preparing the children for year 2!

 

Finally in art we shall be studying and painting in the style of Monet. We will look at some of his famous paintings and try to recreate them ourselves.

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak your child’s class teacher.

Spring 2

Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely half term and you are ready for Spring 2. This is a relatively short half term but we have lots of fun learning planned.

In English, this half term, we are voting in the Hampshire Book Award. Our learning will be based around the four books and we will be writing our own stories. We will also be working on writing questions and using an exclamation mark. In reading, we will continue to use phonics to read unknown word and in guided reading we will be looking at the features of different text types eg bold writing means we have to shout.

In maths, this half term, we are continuing our number work but in the context of measures. The children will develop their word problem skills and solve world problems using the number line. We will also be revisiting time and moving onto half past the hour. Finally we will be working on our number fluency and counting up/down in 2s, 5, and 10s.

In R.E, we will be learning about the Easter story. We will be thinking about what makes us happy and sad, the symbols of Easter, ordering the Easter story and we will be discussing why Christians feel happy and sad at Easter.

In geography, this half term, we will be learning about Brazil. We will be comparing Brazil to where we live, tasting some Brazilian food, learning about the Amazon Rainforest and comparing Brazilian school life to our own.

In art, we will be looking at painting. We will learn about primary and secondary colours. At the end of our unit we will be painting pictures in the style of Brazilian art.

In computing, we will continue to develop our typing skills and we will become more confident in using Microsoft Word.

In P.E, this half term, Mr King will be teaching us multi skills. In addition to this we will be exploring the apparatus and how to travel over the apparatus like animals in the Amazon Rainforest.

If you have any questions about your child’s learning please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.

Spring 1

Welcome to the spring term. We hope you had a lovely Christmas and a happy new year. For the first half term we will be looking at fairy tales with a focus on Jack and the Beanstalk. Then we will be moving on to the Hampshire book award and we will allow the children to pick the topic based on the books.

 

In English, we will continue to develop our phonic knowledge and we will be moving on to selecting the correct sound to help us in our spelling. In our writing sessions we will be learning to include a conjunction and adjective into our sentences to make them more exciting. In reading, we will be starting our guided reading sessions. This is where we will be developing the children’s comprehension and decoding skills.

 

In maths, we will continue to develop our number fluency by counting in tens, twos and fives. We are also working hard on saying what is one more/less than a number. Throughout the half term we will be using a number line to solve addition and subtraction problems. Our main focus this half term is measures and we will be learning to solve problems involving money, weight and length.

 

We are lucky enough to have Mrs Gardner teaching us again in P.E and she will be teaching us multi skills. In Religious Education we will be looking at special places. As a class we will discuss our own special places, special places in religion and around the world. Also this half term we will be turning into scientists and we will be undertaking three science experiments linked to materials. Finally in geography we will be looking at the United Kingdom. We will learn about the four nations, how to use a compass, the weather and the different landmarks the United Kingdom has.

We are very much looking forward to this half term and seeing how much progress your child makes! If you have any questions please do not hesitate to talk to your class teacher.

Autumn 2

Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely half term and you are ready for the glitter term. The children have come back a little bit taller and more grown up. This half term we have broken down our learning down into three mini topics. The first two weeks are all about light and dark. The children will be learning about the Gunpowder Plot and Diwali. A special visitor is coming in to tell us all about Diwali. We hope you can join us for our night walk on November 5th. We will then be moving onto the ROAR topic. The children will be learning about dinosaurs and our visit to Search museum will aide us in our learning. We will also be going on a dinosaur hunt! Finally the last two weeks of the half term will be all about Christmas and don’t forget our Christmas Play!

Please continue to read with your child and tick of your Sarisbury Reading Challenge. If you have any questions regarding your child’s learning please come and speak to your class teacher.

Below are some pictures of us enjoying the Year One area and as you can see we are working hard.

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Year One

 Welcome to Year One! Your children have settled in really well and are making fantastic progress already. Below is the Year One information meeting PowerPoint for those of you who could not make the meeting. Come back soon to see some photos of the year one area and the learning that has been taking place.

Information Meeting