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
Why do people visit the seaside?
This half term we will be thinking about holidays and the seaside. We will look into the history of British seaside resorts, as well as comparing UK beaches to other around the world.
What are we learning this week?
Week commencing Monday 25th June 2018
Don't forget Monday 25th June is an INSET day!
This week we will be exploring multiplication through arrays, repeated addition and doubling.
Watch the videos below to give you a head start!
This week we will be doing comparative pieces of writing linked to our topic 'Why do people go to the seaside?'
We will be looking at features of seasides in the past, looking at what they're like now and describing these changes using comparative language.
If you have some time, you could watch this 'Magic Grandad' episode seasides in the past.
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