Year 1

 Weekly Overview

During phonics we have been recapping the phase three and five sounds along with completing SPaG activities. In English we have continued to look at ‘Dear Greenpeace’. The children have used the book to help write their own letters about animals they have found. The children have looked at sentence types and have used sentences from the book to identify the correct punctuation. In maths we have spent a second week working on multiplication and division, we have mainly focused on word problems and finding different ways to find the answer. This week during topic we focused on Wales, the children learned about different foods, famous buildings and traditions. During science the children took part in an experiment which looked at the fastest way to melt ice, the children enjoyed working in teams and using different materials to melt their ice block and save their dinosaur.

Half-termly Overview Summer One 2019

Welcome back I hope you had an lovely Easter 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 Wednesday this year so please ensure children have their kits in school on this day. 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 –  Fantasy, letters and poetry. Alongside this will run Phonics and handwriting.

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

In the afternoon sessions:

Topic – The United Kingdom.

Art/DT – Linked to Topic and Science.

Science – Changing States.

PE – Gymnastics.

Spanish- Animals and food.

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.