Welcome to Year 1
Hi Year 1!
We hope you have had a great summer and we are looking forward to welcoming you back into school this week. Mrs Mitchell will be your teacher on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Mrs Miller will be your teacher on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Miss Davies will be our class TA. Our first topic will be 'Disasters!'
Here is our curriculum map that shows all of the things we will be learning about this term!
Year One Daily Timetable
To help you talk to your child/ren about their school day, here is a timetable of a normal day in year 1:
|Daily 5||Collective Worship||Phonics||Maths||Play/ Snack and News||English||PE||Lunch||Guided Reading||Non-Core|
We hope your child is enjoying the reading books that we have been sending home. We will be changing all of the childrens' books this week with one group's books being changed each day.
Week Beginning 19th October 2020
For English this week, we will continue our unit on diary writing. We will be introducing the children to the story 'Vlad and The Great Fire of London'. We will then share-write a diary entry from the point of view of Vlad the flea. The children will then plan and write their own diary entries as if they were living in 1666 and experiencing the Great Fire of London first hand.
This week, we will continue exploring addition and subtraction within 10. We will be solving word problem involving addition before moving on to explore subtraction.
Non-core - History
This week, we will be continue our History topic - The Great Fire of London. We will be finding out about what happened at the time and how we know what happened through exploring paintings and Samuel Pepys eye-witness accounts. We will learn about how the fire changed London, such as replacing wooden buildings for stone structures with wider streets and the introduction of the London Fire Brigade.
Please make sure that you bring your P.E. kit into school Monday-Friday. We will have a 30 minute session of PE each day from Monday-Thursday.
If your child is self-isolating, then please the following resources to support their learning at home.
Maths - Please use these videos for Maths.
Addition word Problems:
Vlad and the Great Fire of London
- Part 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UelCXSeqxe8
- part 2 - https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=vlad+and+the+great+fire+of+london&&view=detail&mid=5B6D665522848E22547A5B6D665522848E22547A&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dvlad%2Band%2Bthe%2Bgreat%2Bfire%2Bof%2Blondon%26FORM%3DHDRSC4
- Write a diary entry from the point of view of Vlad or Boxton.
History - The Great Fire of London
- 12-23rd October KS1 History - Great Fire of London
- Great Fire-of-London sequencing cards
- The significance of The Great Fire of London
- Write a diary entry as if you were living in 1666 and experiencing the Great Fire of London first hand.
Below are the spelling word lists for year 1 which will be tested each Friday morning. This week, the children will be tested on week 6 spellings.
When practising spellings Year 1 are encouraged to sound out the word. Can they spot the special friends? (two letters that make one sound, such as ay). Each week the spellings are linked to the sounds they have learnt.
Fun activities to learn spellings:
- Use shaving foam
- Use sand
- Air writing - spell the word in the air and someone says what word they are spelling.
- Making the words out of playdough, blue tac or pasta.
Below is a list of year 1 common exception words.
Homework wb 12/10/20
For homework this fortnight, we would like the children to use >,< and = to compare number bonds within 10. Please find the activity sheet below and this will also be sent home in your child's homework book. For those who would like an extra challenge, I have included a challenge question to the bottom of the homework sheet. You could also encourage your child to practise number bonds to 20.
The homework is due in on Friday 23rd October.
Comparing number bonds activity sheet
KS1 Termly topic homework - Due in Monday 2nd November
Well done to Cora and Reiss, who joined year one on Monday, for being this week's stars of the week!
Class Dojo winner!
Well done to William and Cora for earning the most Dojo points in year 1 this week!
Pictures from our week! Tasting our fresh bread and making number lines to help with subtraction.
Year 1 curriculum information PowerPoint.
BBC Bitesize has a variety of resources to support learning.
https://www.nagwa.com/en/uk/ - this website included videos to help support the learning that is taking place in class.
Number sequences- http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/number_sequences/play/
Addition and subtraction - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/helicopter-rescue
Problem solving games - https://www.primarygames.com/math/mathtileseasteradditionandsubtraction/
Making sentences- http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/making_sentences/play/
Spelling frame - https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/1/Year-1 - You can click on Year 1 and the children can practise spellings based on phonics sounds.