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  1. Our Children
  2. Year 1

Year 1

Teacher: Mr Murrin

TA: Mrs Smith/ Miss Randles

News from Year 1

 

Happy New Year and welcome to the Spring Term in Year 1! There are a few minor changes this term.  Reading will still take place twice a week with Mrs Smith listening to individual readers and myself taking a guiding group reading session with each pupil.  Homework will still be one piece of English and one piece of Maths per week.  The English will now be in the form of seven key words that the children should practice writing out neatly for no more than 15 minutes over the weekend.  Some pupils may already be able to spell these key words but all would benefit from practicing their letter formation.  Please note that cursive handwriting is not needed in Year 1 but will be introduced from next year.  PE kits will now be needed on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Our new Science topic is “Winter and Spring” and “Where did the wheels on the bus go?” in Geography and D.T. in case you want to do any background reading with your child on these subjects this term.

 

In Year 1 we learn to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading

 

  • Identify which words appear again and again.
  • Recognise and join in with predictable phrases.
  • Relate reading to own experiences.
  • Re-read if reading does not make sense.
  • Re-tell with considerable accuracy.
  • Discuss significance of title and events.
  • Make predictions on basis of what has been read.
  • Make inferences on basis of what is being said and done.
  • Read aloud with pace and expression, i.e. pause at full stop; raise voice for question.
  • Recognise:

o   capital letters

o   full stops

o   question marks

o   exclamation marks

o   ellipsis

  • Know why the writer has used the above punctuation in a text.
  • Know difference between fiction and non-fiction texts.

Our phonic scheme is Letters and Sounds

Our reading scheme is Phonics Bug and Bug club from Pearson

 

 

 

 

 

Writing

 

      • Write clearly demarcated sentences.
      • Use ‘and’ to join ideas.
      • Use conjunctions to join sentences (e.g. so, but).
      • Use standard forms of verbs, e.g. go/went.
      • Introduce use of:

o   capital letters

o   full stops

o   question marks

o   exclamation marks

      • Use capital letters for names and personal pronoun ‘I’.
      • Write a sequence of sentences to form a short narrative [as introduction to paragraphs].
      • Use correct formation of lower case – finishing in right place.
      • Use correct formation of capital letters.
      • Use correct formation of digits.

 

 

 

 

 

Maths

 

      • Count to and across 100, forwards & backwards from any number.
      • Read and write numbers to 20 in numerals & words.
      • Read and write numbers to 100 in numerals.
      • Say 1 more/1 less to 100.
      • Count in multiples of 2, 5 & 10.
      • Use bonds and subtraction facts to 20.
      • Add & subtract:

o   1 digit & 2 digit numbers to 20, including zero.

      • Solve one-step multiplication and division using objects, pictorial representation and arrays.
      • Recognise half and quarter of object, shape or quantity.
      • Sequence events in chronological order.
      • Use language of day, week, month and year.
      • Tell time to hour & half past.