Year 1 Curriculum
We will continue to hear the children read every day, as well as assess their general reading ability from sound and word recognition to their levels of comprehension. The children will continue to have weekly spelling tests based on a spelling pattern or rule. These spellings will sometimes include common exception words i.e. those that cannot be sounded out. The children will also practise these on a daily basis throughout the school week. Our writing work will continue to follow the Talk for Writing approach and will include both fiction and non-fiction elements.
We will continue to work on underpinning all the basic, yet very important mathematical concepts such as place value, addition and subtraction. The children will also revise work on 2D shapes and begin to learn about the names and properties of 3D shapes. It is very important that all children in Year 1 learn the key instant recall facts (KIRFs) which form the basis of your child’s mathematics homework; these can be found at the back of your child’s reading record book. Please continue to practice these number facts regularly at home with your child.
Science We will investigate materials and their properties and begin to think about ‘fair testing’. We will carry out investigations to find out how plants grow best. We will also plant seeds such as cress, grass or sunflowers and bulbs.
We will investigate the lives of real life superheroes from the past and a modern day hero and develop our sense of chronology.
We will explore the areas that lie either side of our school and compare town and country geographical features. The children will also continue to have a French and Music lesson each week taught by Madame Harvey and Mr Dayus-Jones respectively. They will continue to take part in Forest School every Thursday so please make sure your child comes to school wearing suitable warm clothing.
Dates for Your Diary
Monday 20th January: Year 1 Class Assembly in the Arts Centre (3pm)
Friday 13th March: Year 1 Window of Learning (maths focus). As part of our Maths Week celebrations, come and join us to play some maths games with your child (from 8.30am in the Year 1 classrooms).
Monday 23rd March: Parent Teacher Meeting (3.00pm-6.00pm).
If there is anything you would like to discuss, please do come and see us and we will arrange a mutually convenient time to meet.
With best wishes, The Year 1 Team Mrs Kittow, Mrs Lawford, Mrs Gray and Mrs Luckhurst