Year 1

Weekly Overview

During English this week we have continued to look at friendship. The children have planned their own stories using a story map and have then used these to write their stories, the children worked hard to include adjectives and connectives in their work. The children are also working hard on their handwriting. During Maths we have been solving problems using money, the children have been working out which coins are needed to create different amounts and have been learning about change.  We have continued to look at Vincent Van Gogh during Art, this week the children created their own sunflowers using paper plates.

Half-termly Overview Autumn 2 2017

Welcome back, I hope you have all had an enjoyable Christmas break.  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 this 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 – Traditional tales, instructions and poems. Alongside this will run Phonics and handwriting.

Maths – Number, place value, multiplication, division and measurement.

In the afternoon sessions:

Topic – Toys and Books.

Art/DT – Vincent Van Gogh.

Science – Everyday materials.

PE – Netball.

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.