A very warm welcome to Year One
Meet the Team
Miss Wain - Maple Class Teacher
Miss Daniel - Oak Class Teacher
Miss Fitzgibbon - GSA SCITT Trainee Teacher
Mrs Hosker - Teaching Assistant
Miss King - Teaching Assistant
Miss Maitland - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Hawker - Reading Teacher
Mrs Barrs and Mr Gooch - PPA Cover Teachers
Summer Term 1
How Have Toys Changed Through the ages?
This half term we will be looking at toys from different time periods.
You could prepare for this topic by asking your siblings, parents, grandparents or family friends about what toys they liked to play with when they were your age.
What are we learning this week?
Week commencing Monday 23rd April 2018
This week we will be reading and writing numbers to 100 in numerals and words. We will also look at finding one more than and one less than numbers to 100. You could prepare for this by using the hundred square below to practise writing the numbers out in words and in numerals. You could also practise using your frog jumps to find one more and one less.
This week we will continue looking at the film 'Toy Story', we will be thinking about the characters in the story and what they are like. We will learn through group presentations and we will have the chance to be 'Excellent Editors' turning boring character descriptions into exciting ones! You could prepare for this by discussing the characters with siblings and parents/carers at home.
Reading in Year 1
At John Clifford, we believe that reading is very important. We allow the children to engage in reading in a number of ways, including:
- daily whole class story time
- children being able to choose their own reading book
- open reading mornings and afternoons
- reading buddy classes
- guided reading sessions
- access to a range of text types in the classrooms for children to choose to read.
We ask that to support your child with their reading that you read with them at least three times a week at home. For each time your child reads at home, they are rewarded with a class bee token to put towards their hive total.
We are always looking out for reading volunteers too to help read with children at school. If you have the time to spare, please see Mrs Laud who will be able to give you some more information.
Year 1 Reading National Curriculum Key Objectives
Your child is given reading targets as part of their guided reading sessions. Their targets are discussed with them. You can see what your child has been working on at school by taking a look at their reading target sheet in their Reading Diary. Please feel free to tick when you see these targets being used at home too.
Writing in Year 1
Year 1 Writing National Curriculum Key Objectives
Maths in Year 1
Year 1 Maths National Curriculum Key Objectives
Weekly Maths Task
Each week we will be setting a 'Math Task' for your child to complete at home. The task will be a skill to practise or a follow up activity to a lesson they have had. We will not be asking for homework to be returned to school but hope that you and your child will continue to practise these important skills.
What can you do to help?
Science in Year 1