Year 1

Weekly Overview

This week during phonics we have focused on the K grapheme, we have looked at the different ways to make the sound and have used these in our writing. During English this week we have continued our learning of information texts, we have designed our own useful trucks, we have then labeled and written about our designs and the different functions. During Maths, we have been learning about direction and position, we went outside onto the playground to continue our learning of whole and half turns. Our topic in Science is  the weather, throughout the week we have been watching the weather forecast and making predictions. During Art we discussed the different seasons and what trees look like at different times in the year, we then created 3D seasonal trees which are currently displayed in our classroom.

Well done Year 1!

Half-termly Overview Autumn 2 2017

Welcome back, I hope you have all had an enjoyable half term.  The children are working hard in preparation for our Christmas production which will take place on Wednesday 6th December.

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 – Information texts, poetry and letter writing. Alongside this will run Phonics and handwriting.

Maths – Multiplication, division, position, direction, fractions, money, addition and subtraction.

In the afternoon sessions:

Topic – Florence Nightingale and Christmas.

Art/DT – Craft linked to topic .

Science – Wonderful weather.

PE – Football/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.