Year 1

 Weekly Overview

A fantastic week in Year One. During English we have been looking at poetry, we discussed the patterns and layout of different poems. The children then chose their favourite poem to memorise and recite to pre-school and reception. The children enjoyed learning these poems and adding actions. In maths, we have been looking at measuring length, the children enjoyed measuring objects inside school and on the playground. During the afternoons we have started making pumpkin lanterns using balloons and paper mache. The children are enjoying our topic on The Great Fire of London, last week we learned about Samuel Pepys and his diary entries, this week the children have written their own diary entries.

Half-termly Overview Autumn One 2018

Welcome back, I hope you have all had an enjoyable summer 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 –  Repeating patterns, stories in familiar settings, information texts and Poems. Alongside this will run Phonics and handwriting.

Maths – Number, place value, shapes, addition and subtraction.

In the afternoon sessions:

Topic – The Great Fire of London.

Art/DT – Linked to Topic and Science.

Science – Animals including humans – Pets.

PE – Games.

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.