The Year 1 class teachers are Miss Moher in St Joseph class and Mr Titheridge-Stone in St Bernadette class.
St Joseph Class assembly will take place on Friday 23rd November 2018 at 9.05am in the Infant Hall.
St B and St J will be visiting Bruce Castle museum on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th December respectively. All the info can be found on the letters sent home and in the section below.
What is expected? How you can help?
Topics this half term
Science: Everyday materials
IPC: Toys and Games
Reading books need to be in school everyday. Teachers aim to read with every child at least once a week - for this to work the children need their copies of the books with them as the school won't necessarily have spares. Please read with your child every evening and encourage your child to retell the story in their own words. Ask them questions about what they have read, and make notes on their progress in their reading record. If you need any support with questions to ask please see class teacher for ideas.
Homework is given out every Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. If you have any problems with the homework please do not hesitate to see the class teacher.
16.11.18 - This week the children have been exploring toys from the past. They thought of some questions to ask their grown-ups at home about their favourite toys when they were children. Please help your child to find the answers.
The children will have their spelling test every Monday. Spelling books should be kept at home to practise in during the week. Please encourage your child to use the 'Look, Say, Cover, Write, and Check' technique outlined in the books. Please ensure that your child brings their spelling book into school every Monday.
Please remember to bring your child's P.E. clothes in on Monday and take them home on Friday (white top, blue/black shorts) to be washed. We hope to be doing PE outside, so please also include long tracksuit bottoms, tracksuit top and outdoor plimsolls or trainers in your child's PE kit. We will check to see if P.E kits are in school on Monday mornings so please try and remember (so you don't have to receive a uniform letter) and speak to the class teacher if there are any problems.
When you have a spare moment at home please encourage your child to recognise, record and add their numerals from 0-20 and above as a challenge. We will also be looking at number patterns e.g. counting in 2's, 5's and 10's. To challenge your child, try to help them become familiar with some maths vocabulary: addition, equals sign, plus sign, double, number bond.
In Literacy we are encouraging the children to use their letter sounds within their writing and to concentrate on their letter formation. We would be very grateful if you could reinforce this at home. Below we have attached some printable handwriting practice sheets.
We are revisiting the use of capital letters at the beginning of sentences and for names and places. Writing full stops at the end of sentences has also been a focus. Please encourage your child to include these in their homework.
In Year 1 your children are continuing to develop and learn their sounds and during the Summer Term they will be undertaking their Phonics Screening.
For more information on our Phonics scheme, please see the English page under Curriculum.
Please see our learning links and activities section below for information and games that your children can do at home.
Handwriting and Other Activities
Phonics and English
Phonics Workout Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59u6KaluscI
Act out the Alphabet with sounds - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQB7gpDpt6o
Alphabet - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhX064AiyGg
Jolly Phonics Songs A-Z - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeSR9gR0z_U
Jolly Phonics Songs 2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmRqONZn954
Capital Letter Rap - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfdqJIUzBNQ
Capitalize Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwUjGtdTxVo
Months of the Year Syllable Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSl-SbVz2oA
12 Months of the Year - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omkuE6Wa5kQ
Days of the Week Rap Back - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDLsItW3Mvo
Phonics game - http://www.familylearning.org.uk/phonics_games.html
Phonics Play - https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ParentsMenu.htm
Reading Eggs- https://readingeggs.co.uk/
Count to 100 Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TgLtF3PMOc
Counting in 5’s Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amxVL9KUmq8
Counting in 2’s Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCxvNtrcDIs
Counting in 10’s Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd5DBkP9avw
Teen Numbers Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv10fp00HYY
Number Bonds to 10 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyK8iEO5-GI
Addition Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqQ1VkBvuRs
Subtraction Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwQKugrFmJQ
2D Shape Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfRuLS-Vnjs
Shape Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTeqUejf3D0
3D Shape Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guNdJ5MtX1A
3D Shapes Song x2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPZegz690Mg
Let’s Learn About the Clock - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEmg914-9xY
Tell the Time on the Clock - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvcqVGEMGbY