Year 1

Weekly Overview

A brilliant week in Year 1. This week during phonics we have learned the ai, ee, igh and oa phonemes. During English this week we have been focusing on  poetry, we have enjoyed composing our own poems about things we love and hate. We have used our poems to create a class poetry book to display in our classroom. During Maths, we have continued learning how to use a number line for addition and subtraction and have extended our calculations up to 30. In art this week we have enjoyed creating autumnal trees using our hand prints, we have also enjoyed creating lamps during topic to represent Florence Nightingale.

Well done Year 1!

Half-termly Overview Autumn 1 2017

Welcome back to the new school year, I hope you have all had an enjoyable summer holiday. This term is a busy term, however, we have many things to look forward to in school, including the MacMillian Coffee Afternoon, British Values week and Harvest assembly.

If you have any questions please feel free to pop in and see myself at 8.30 or at home time. You can also contact me via an email to school or leave a message for me to phone you at a time which is convenient.

A few friendly reminders…

Reading is of the utmost importance, children should be reading at home every night. Please could an adult record pages read and a brief comment in the reading diary. In Year 1, children will read to the teacher twice a week, these days have been written on the front of reading diaries. Children should have their reading folders in school every day for independent reading in class.

P.E will be on Tuesday and Wednesday this year so please ensure children have their kits in school on these days. For P.E. children need to bring their Farrowdale t-shirt and shorts plus white socks and black pumps on the red drawstring bag.

Early morning work begins at 8.30 each day and is mainly spent practicing key aspects of English and Maths. Therefore, I feel that it is beneficial for children to arrive on time.

Weekly homework will resume next week. Year 1 homework will be set on a Friday to be handed in the following Thursday. There will be a piece of English, a piece of Maths and spellings.

Thank you,

Miss Meeks


English – Repeating patterns, stories in familiar settings, information texts and poetry. Alongside this will run Phonics and handwriting.

Maths – Number and place value, addition and subtraction, shape and measurement.

In the afternoon sessions:

Topic – Florence Nightingale.

Art/DT – Portraits and clay work.

Science – Ourselves, including the senses and healthy foods.

PE – Team work/ball skills.

Spanish- Greetings, numbers and colours.

We would welcome any resources you may have at home that you feel could enhance your child’s learning in any part of the curriculum that we are studying. This may be in the form of information books, guidebooks and leaflets collected on visits to places of interest that you have made with your family. Even better, if you feel that any experiences of your own are relevant to the curriculum, it would be wonderful if you could come and share them with the class.

Thank you,

Miss Meeks.