Welcome to Year 1
The children have settled into Year one very well and have been working very hard. Parents evening will be held on Thursday 1st November. Sign-up sheets will be available from Monday 29th October.
Please find below an overview of the topics we will cover in autumn 2. We hope you will find this useful.
Children will be reading stories with familiar settings such as ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ and ‘Dogger’. They will also be writing instructions and creating their own poems.
The children will gain understanding of ordinal language, using words such as ‘first’, ‘second’ and ‘third’, as well as directional language for left and right. By the end of the half term, the children will have learnt how to count and compare numbers to 20 in a range of contexts. They will also learn how to read, write and manipulate equations using these numbers.
This term the children will be learning what we mean by the term ‘past’, and how their own childhoods differ from those of their parents and grandparents. If any parents/ carers or grandparents would like to come in and share their experiences with the children, please do let us know!
Design & Technology
This term the children will be designing and making a moving picture book based on the story ‘The night before Christmas’.
Children will be layering patterns and materials to make a collaborative piece of art inspired by Gustav Klimt.
The children will be continuing to learn all about materials and their properties. They will also continue observing how leaves change depending on the season and will consider how the seasons and weather changes as the year progresses.
Children will be learning songs that feature within our Christmas production. Please note the Year 1 Christmas concert will be held on Monday 17th December at 10.30am at St. Michael’s Church.
ICT and computing
In ICT the children will be exploring how to make and edit a movie using iMovie software.
Children will continue to explore the theme of ‘Understanding our feelings’. A range of feelings (e.g. happy, sad, brave, afraid, angry, calm, generous, selfish) will be explored through storybooks, poetry, roleplay and discussion activities. The children will also continue with their weekly Circle Time sessions, to help them to understand and support each other.
Children will be learning about different types of celebrations during an ‘RE day’. They will be learning about how people celebrate their birthdays, Hanukkah, Diwali and Christmas. If you would like to volunteer to speak to the class about any of these celebrations please let your child’s class teacher know.
Please ensure that your child has suitable clothes and trainers for outdoor P.E. and that everything is clearly labelled. As in Autumn 1, please note if your child has P.E. period 1 or period 2 they are to come to school dressed in their P.E. kits with their school uniform in their P.E. bags. If they have P.E. period 3 or 4 they will come to school dressed in their school uniform with their P.E kits in their bags.
The children receive a guided reading book from their class teacher once a week. This book is read as a group and will be changed by the class teacher. Please ensure that your child’s guided reading book is in their book bag every day, as their reading day may occasionally change.
All children have a reading record which needs to be in their book bag at all times. Please read the class teacher’s comments and write any comments you wish to make after reading with your child at home.
Year one are going to the Omnibus Theatre to watch a performance of ‘The Selfish Giant’. The dates are below and more details will follow shortly after half term.
Wednesday 28th November 1T
Thursday 29th November 1B
Friday 30th November 1C
Thursday 6th December 1S
Friday 7th December 1R
The Year 1 team
Hannah Coles Emma Turner Lauren Reuter Gus Brooks Rose Spring