Year 1

 Weekly Overview

During phonics we have been looking at verbs ending in ‘ed’ and ‘ing’. The children have been learning the rules and using these to write sentences. In English we have been reading the story ‘The Rainbow Fish’. The children have discussed the main features of the story and used the structure to plan and write their own story. The children have also looked at kenning poems and have written their own version about members of the school. In maths we have been working on number and place value. We have been writing numerals in words and looking at more and less than. We have also been looking at multiples of 2, 5 10. During science we looked at parts of a plant, the children used magnify glasses to inspect daffodils. During art the children have made daffodil pictures using egg cartons and hand prints.

Half-termly Overview Spring Two 2019

Welcome back I hope you had an enjoyable half term. 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, information texts 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 – Plants.

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.