Year 1

Welcome to Year 1 

Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                             

The children have worked very hard this term and we are very proud of their efforts. We hope you all have an enjoyable and safe Easter break. Please find below an overview of the topics we will be covering next half term. We hope you will find this useful.

English

The children will be focusing on writing fantasy stories and stories from other cultures based on the texts ‘Cloudland’ and ‘Lila and the Secret of Rain’. 

Maths

Children will be consolidating and extending their understanding of place value, addition and subtraction using numbers up to 100.

Science

Children will be learning about animals. They will also develop their understanding of planting and growing as well as continuing to learn about the seasons.

Geography

Our topic is ‘How are places different?’ Children will be considering how countries differ in terms of weather, food and culture. We will be holding a themed ‘International Day’ on Friday 24th May where children will have a chance to sample food from a range of countries. More information will be sent out next term.

ICT and Computing

Children will be researching a country as part of our Geography unit. Children will be using search engines to find information and pictures. They will then use simple software to create information posters on the iPads.

Art

Children will be using the wax resist technique to make artwork showing texture and pattern inspired by the artist Paul Klee.

French

This term, Year 1 will be learning French with Madame Lambert. Children will be learning the names of different animals, singing songs and playing games.

Music

Children will take part in a singing project, where they will be learning lots of singing and vocal techniques.  They will learn range of songs in both unison and simple harmonies. There will be a performance to families at the end of the summer term. More information will be sent out next term.

P.E. days

1C

Tuesday Period 2 – Dance with Ms Robbins

Wednesday Period 2 – Games with Ms George

Thursday Period 3 – Games with Ms Wilson

1T

Monday Period 3 – Dance with Ms Robbins

Wednesday Period 1 – Games with Ms George

Thursday Period 2 – Games with Ms Wilson

1R

Tuesday Period 3 – Dance with Ms Robbins

Wednesday Period 3 – Games with Ms George

Thursday Period 1 – Games with Ms Wilson

1B

Monday Period 2 – Games with Ms George

Monday Period 4 – Dance with Ms Robbins

Tuesday Period 4 – Games with Ms Wilson

1S

Monday Period 3 – Games with Ms George

Tuesday Period 1 – Games with Ms Wilson

Tuesday Period 4 – Dance with Ms Robbins

Your child needs a complete change of clothing for PE, including trainers or plimsolls. If they have PE period 1 or 2 they will need to come into school dressed in their PE kit with school uniform in their bags. If they have PE period 3 they will need to come in their uniform with their PE kit in their bags and they will get changed and unchanged during the school day.

Please ensure that your child has suitable clothes and trainers for outdoor P.E. and that everything is clearly labelled.

Family assemblies

The children will be presenting their learning on the following dates in the summer term:

Thursday 9th May - 1C

Thursday 16th May - 1T and 1B

Thursday 23rd May - 1S and 1R

Guided Reading

Thank you to the many parents that write a comment in their child’s reading diary. Please use the reading diary each week to inform your child’s class teacher on how your child enjoyed their guided reading book and how they progressed through it. Please make sure that your child brings in their guided reading book and Reading Record each day as reading days may change. Thank you.

If you have any questions, please speak to us in the playground before or after school.

Many thanks,

The Year 1 team


Download the Year 1 presentation to parents

Download the presentaion on  Early Reading and Writing at Belleville

Download the Year 1 National Curriculum Objectives for English

Download the Year 1 National Curriculum Objectives for Maths

Download the Year 1 National Curriculum Objectives for Science

Download the parent workshop volunteer readers presentation