Year 1 Class Staffing
Mrs J Scattergood
Mrs P Massey
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.
Animals including humans
We will be learning about our body parts, how to name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and to link the body parts to senses / function of senses
History or Geography Topic
Know the names of the four countries that make up the UK
We will be looking closely at the make-up of the United Kingdom, their position on the world map and the flags that represent them. We will also be learning our address and understanding where we live in relation to other places we may or may not already know in the UK
Know the names of the primary and basic secondary colours
We will be learning about the primary colours and how we can use them to make secondary colours. We will also be looking at the simple concept of line and, joining both concepts together, we will study and emulate the style of Mondrian.
Create, store & retrieve digital content – Word Processing
We will be set a task from Techno-land to get typing on our keyboards! We will learn how to create, alter, store and retrieve our written content.
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.
‘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 amongst other authors. We will be practicing skills such as:
Sitting correctly at the desk
Begin to form lower case letters correctly with correct spacing
Write simple dictated sentences
Write sequenced sentences that can be understood
In Maths to know and use numbers
We will be consolidating the basic understanding of numbers, reading, writing, sorting and counting on & back. We will also be able to represent and identify 1 more and 1 less than a given number and say which amount has less (fewer) or more
Autumn 1- PE: General Skills
On Tuesday mornings we will be working alongside Port Vale focusing upon skills such as moving with control and care, repeated actions and skills and using equipment safely.
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.
Everyday Sounds and Classroom Percussion Timbres – We will be listening to everyday sounds and sounds from particular places or occasions. We will explore the classroom percussion instruments and learn to follow symbols when playing instruments. We will practise taking turns and listening when making sounds and we will ‘compose’ some musical patterns of our own.
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