Year 1 Class Staffing
Mrs J Scattergood
Mrs P Massey
Y1 have chosen St John Bosco as their Class Saint.
This special day is celebrated on 31st January
Autumn 1 in Y1
The Virtues & Values this half term are
‘Curious & Active’.
We are going to be listening to & sequencing the story of Creation; we will be giving thanks for all that is created for us by God.
Autumn 2 in Y1
We will be continuing to think about Families and celebrations through November
From 1st December we will be focusing our thoughts on the message of Advent, preparing ourselves for the celebration of Christmas, the birth of our Saviour, Jesus.
What makes us the same, what makes us different?’
Building on our last unit ‘Animals and Humans’, we are going to be looking closely at animals
I know how to identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals
I know how to describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including pets)
I know how to identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.
‘How many things change over time?’
During this term we will be thinking about changes that have taken place in our lifetime. We will be thinking about a range of milestones and beginning to learn about the concept of timelines. We will also touch on changes within the home over time, using vocabulary such as past, present and a long time ago
‘How can we make pop up fun?’
In conjunction with one of our History foci, ‘Toys in the Past’ we are going to be focusing toys through the ages /pop-up toys. We are going to be considering the materials used and the design and the manufacturing behind the construction.
design a product which moves
choose appropriate tools and resources
describe how something works
explain what works well and not so well in their model
consider ways to make a model stronger
Big Question: ‘Which computing skills do you need to…’
Unit 2: Computer Skills
Use technology purposefully to manipulate and retrieve.
Use technology safely and respectfully.
Keep personal information private.
Stickman Julia Donaldson
We will be exploring our topic
‘Once upon a time’. To help us understand the meaning of beginnings and the importance of ourselves and our families we are going to be listening to and working with a range of texts. Stick Man is just one of these books, written by our class author Julia Donaldson.
Autumn 2 'Elmer The Patchwork Elephant' by David McKee
We will be exploring our topic ‘Celebrate with a BANG!’ by thinking about the message of Elmer which tells us that we are all to celebrate being different and that the best way to be is to be ourselves!
‘Reading for Pleasure’ - not required to be written into the diary as the children are keeping their own record in class
Particular focus this term
We will be continuing to enjoy stories, linked to our topic, written by our class author, Julia Donaldson
We will be focusing on the basics of writing; letters and sounds – recognition and representation, handwriting – correctly formed and positioned, demarcated sentences – capital letters and end marks.
We will also be focusing upon the grammatical feature of adjectives – a word that describes a noun / pronoun.
In Maths A2
We will be working with the four operations, add, subtract, divide and multiply. Tasks will be set to deepen the understanding of these basic operations to ensure that children are able to understand them, apply them and to use them in reasoning. We will be taking a close look at the action signs, + - = x ÷ < >
Autumn 2- PE
We are lucky to be able to take part in two different styles of PE this half term. Port Vale will be helping us with our skills on a Tuesday morning and Mr. Case will be helping us to build up our Street Dance moves on a Thursday.
Don’t forget to have your named PE kit in school every day; white school t-shirt, blue / black PE shorts (no leggings), socks, pumps.
We are lucky this half term to have a sequence of music lessons, delivered every Wednesday morning
by Mrs. Amison
Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc.
18th September – Topic Day
22nd September – Parent Teacher Target meetings 3.30 – 6pm
23rd September – Parent Teacher Target Meetings 5.30 – 8pm
6th October - Phonics afternoon 2pm Phonics Evening 6pm
w/b 5th October - Anti-bullying & disability awareness week