Class Teacher : Mrs Frohlich
Thursday : Mrs Dixon
Teaching Assistant : Mr Dunleavy
We are year 1 class with 28 children. Each week our learning consists of reading, writing, maths and topic. Alongside this R.E, P.E and computing make up the weekly curriculum. P.E takes place twice a week on either a Monday, Tuesday or Friday. Pupils are expected to bring in appropriate P.E kit on a Monday, which should include a t-shirt, shorts/joggers and trainers or daps.
Homework will be given out weekly, usually on a Friday, which will include reading to an adult, spellings and number facts to learn at home, as well as a writing and maths activity linked to class learning. Homework should be returned by Thursday so that it can be marked.
Our pupils enjoy learning and we love inspiring them to learn more, but we can only do that with help from home. Please listen to your child read at least three times a week and encourage them to complete their homework. If you have any questions please ask Mrs Frohlich or Mr Dunleavy.
For the Key Stage One Term 1 and 2 curriculum map: Curriculum map 17-18.pdf
For the Key Stage 1 yearly plan Curriculum map 17-18longterm.docx
The subject focus for this topic is science and DT. The children will be introduced to the topic by bringing their wheels to school. They will investigate different materials before designing, making and testing a new vehicle for Mrs.Armitage. To achieve this they will be taught how to use a variety of different tools alongside learning how to overcome problems. We hope that by writing our own set of instructions on 'How to make a moving vehicle' will help us here.
We will also be taking inspiration from "The Way Back Home" and by writing our own journey tale.
In maths this term, we will start by focussing on number and place value, before moving onto addition and subtraction. Measuring will also form an important part of making a vehicle for Mrs.Armitage.
Term 2- Can party food be healthy?
This term we will be looking at a range of party food and combining this with learning about a healthy lifestyle. Our literacy explanation text will link here nicely- 'how to keep healthy'. This term we will also look at the traditional tale 'Cinderella' where the children will explore the characters, describe them and innovate the story to create their own. This term's P.E topic is dance and the children will have a chance to learn some ballroom moves, hopefully with a few performing in the Christmas production on -
Tuesday 12th December 2017 at 2:00pm and
Wednesday 13th December 2017 at 10:00am.
In maths this term we are looking at 2D and 3D shapes linked to food and packaging, comparing measures of food and drink and solving number problems with a food and drink theme. We will of course end the term with some Christmas activities and look forward to seeing you at the Christmas fayre on Thursday 7th December 2017.
Term 3 What makes us like animals?
During term 3 we will be looking at the topic- 'What makes us like animals?' We will begin the topic by going out into the school field looking for objects which are living, have never lived and have once lived. Children will be making observational drawings of what they have found and sorting what they have found into branching databases. They will be sorting animals into groups by comparing their characteristics before learning about different habitats and what is essential for animals to survive. The topic is science-based topic.
We are now combining phonics, grammar, spelling, literacy and handwriting into 'English' lessons. This is following recent training in a ReadWriteInc programme and we hope to see good progress as the year continues.
Topics in maths include a good chunk of learning about multiplication and division, data handling (reading and interpreting graphs) and learning about time. Children always find time difficult so any practising o'clock, half past the hour and other times at home would be great. Children should know their number bonds to 10 and 20 by the end of year 1 (fluently) and be able to count in 2s, 5s and 10s.
Watch out for 'Enterprise Day' on February 2nd where each class gets given £20 to buy goods to design and make for a Valentines theme event 'One love'. These will be on sale in the afternoon. The class who make the most profit wins a prize. Watch out Lord Sugar! Last year was a very successful event, so come along....
Remember there is an INSET day on February 9th as teachers will be writing their school reports that day ready to be checked and given out in term 4.
Term 5: Important Dates
w/b 12 June 2017: Year 1 pupils will complete their phonics screening tests