Year 1

 Weekly Overview

In phonics we have learned the sounds a-e and e-e, we have thought of words for each sound and used these words to write sentences. During English we have continued to look at stories about friendship, we have created our own imaginary friends and have written descriptive sentences to describe their personality. We have also discussed activities we would like to take part in with our friends, we then used these ideas to write notes. In maths we have been looking at 3D shapes, we have compared 2D and 3D shapes and have been on shape hunts around the classroom. During science we discussed absorbency, we made predictions about which objects in the classroom would absorb water and which wouldn’t, we discussed the results afterwards. In topic we learned about a jungle in India, we looked at the weather and features of the jungle.

The children enjoyed their boxing workshop with John Murray, they enjoyed learning new skills and admiring John’s boxing belts.

Half-termly Overview Spring One 2019

Welcome back and a Happy New Year, I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and new year. 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 –  Traditional tales, instructions 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 Jungle.

Art/DT – Linked to Topic and Science.

Science – Everyday Materials.

PE – Games.

Spanish- Greetings 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.