Welcome to Year 1 Class Page

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Happy New Year! Happy New Term!

Although right now the Winter days are cold and dark, January brings the first Spring Term at school which means brighter days are on the way!

Take a look at what’s new this half term…

English
The Year 1 children made an amazing discovery in our first week back – mysterious eggs appeared at school and a letter from the University of Manchester asking us to help them locate some important missing dinosaur exhibits! We will be looking at information texts about dinosaurs to see if we can identify if the eggs we have found could be DINOSAUR EGGS! We will be looking at the features of simple non-fiction text and writing our own entries for a Year 1 Dinosaur Encyclopaedia.

Our focus in Phonics this half term will be to continue Phase 5 learning alternative sounds that letters we already know sometimes make when reading words.

This term Year 1 making a visit to Denton Library. We would encourage as many children as possible to join the Library so you can continue to develop a love of reading at home. Best of all …it’s FREE!

Please continue to use Reading Eggs regularly at home also (Reading Eggs login details are attached to the Reading Record book. Please ask a member of staff if you have any problems).

Don’t forget YEAR 1 READING MORNING, every Monday morning 8.50am -9.20am grown-ups are most welcome to come and join their child, share a story or find out some facts from our lovely collection of books. What a fantastic way to start your child’s week by being a super reading role model!

For more information of how and what we teach in spelling in Year 1 and what words to practise at home please use the links below:

Practising Spellings at Home

Year 1 Spelling Rules

Year 1 Key Words for spelling /reading

Spelling Shed

 We ask that you read with your child as often as possible and sign their reading record a minimum of twice weekly in line with school policy. We will check reading records every Wednesday with homework. We will change their book twice a week only in line with school policy. This is to encourage more depth of comprehension and more fluency practise. Pleases return reading books and records every day.

Maths
The children in Year 1 love their Maths lessons! Our Maths themed story books Maths area are really popular in reading morning and in independent choice learning time. Miss Daunt is working in Year 1 this term as part of our SHINE project using number /maths stories and rhymes. She will be working with some children and parents on using Maths story activity packs at home. Our work in Maths this half term will focus on:
Place Value

Say the number one more or less and two more or less using a number line or a 100 grid; locate 2-digit numbers on a 100 grid and a 1-100 bead string; read, write and say 2-digit numbers and understand them as some tens and some ones

Number Facts

Revise pairs to 5, 6, 7, 10 and doubles to double 6; derive subtraction facts; understand a symbol being used for an unknown; use number facts to solve simple addition and subtraction word problems; find pairs of numbers with a total of 8

Adding and Subtracting

Add by putting the larger number first and counting on (numbers up to 100), spotting unit patterns; count on from 2-digit numbers; add a 1-digit number to a 2-digit number

3D shapes / Time

Name, recognise and know the properties of 3D shapes: cube, cuboid, cone, cylinder and sphere; begin to sort 3D shapes according to properties; order and name the days of the week and months of the year; recognise and name the seasons

Numbers and Counting: Fractions

Count on and back in tens from any number; begin to count in 5s and 2s recognising multiples of 5 end in 5 and 0; chn begin to count in 2s; estimate a number of objects within a range and count by grouping into 10s or 5s

As part of Year 1 weekly Homework children should complete Active Learn Maths games at home inked to their work in school. (Active Learn log in details are attached to the Reading Record book. Please ask a member of staff if you have any problems).

http://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

Year 1 also have access at home to TTRockstars where they can practise their times tables fluency. Again regular practise at home will help your child be more confident during Maths lessons in school.

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/kids-activities/fun-maths-games-and-activities/

 Science

The Science topic this term will be all about animals including humans. The children will be labelling parts of their body, identifying a range of animal parts and learning all about the five senses including an investigation to explore taste. They will be learning to categorise and classify animals according to their characteristics and use terminology such as carnivore, herbivore and omnivore. They will work be working scientifically to investigate mini-beasts in our local school grounds and use a range of graphs to present statistics. We will also be walking to Hulme Woods to record our Winter season and weather. We will need parent/carer volunteers to support with this and will notify you via parentmail.                              .’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/science/

Topic

Our exciting new creative curriculum topic for Spring is JURRASIC FOREST DINOSAURS! We will be asking and finding answers to simple questions about the past in the time of Dinosaurs known as the Jurassic period. We will learn about where and when the dinosaurs lived and why they became extinct. We will be revisiting the continents of the world to make a fossil finding map. We will be exploring what fossils are and what we can learn from them using simple sources of information. We will also be finding out about the lives of Mary Anning the famous fossil finder and natural history expert David Attenborough.

Our design and make task this term will involve building model dinosaurs with moving part. Fossils will inspire our artwork this term as we explore clay, make rubbings, prints, imprinting in and modelling with clay.

To celebrate and consolidate our learning during the topic we end the term with a visit to see a full size dinosaur skeleton!!

http://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/

RE

In RE we will be starting a new unit called ‘What makes some places sacred?’. The children will be exploring a range of World Religions and compare/contrast in more detail a Church, a Synagogue and a Mosque.  We will use our visits to St. Mary’s, our RE artefacts in school and Virtual classroom experiences to research different places of worship and explore why these places are considered sacred and to whom. We will use art, drama and circle time to explore this theme creatively.

Computing

The children will be following a unit called ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’ from the Knowsley Planning Scheme. This will involve the children practically learning about algorithms and beginning to learn Code which will be linked directly to our topic and will be a fun, game based unit. The children will be using code to make Daisy Dino move around a game following a set of instructions.

PE
The children are developing their Dance skills in PE this term with special lessons from one of our Sports Development coaches. In Gymnastics we will be ‘Rocking and Rolling!’. Using mats and some simple apparatus while copying and remembering actions, making a sequence, showing contrasts (such as small/tall, straight/curved and wide/narrow) and learning to hold a position whilst balancing on different points of the body.
PE will take place on Mondays and Fridays this term.
Please make sure that a complete PE kit is in school every week.

PSHE
Our school follows a scheme called Jigsaw and this term our Year 1 children will complete a unit called ‘Dreams and Goals’. After thinking about our successes and achievements we will be setting simple personal goals and recognising how we can best learn to achieve them. We will take a goal and break it into small steps. Working with a partner and celebrating our successes together, exploring how difficult challenges make us feel and recognising how it feels to overcome difficult challenges will finish off our Dreams and Goals puzzle piece.

Music

Our Music lesson in the first part of Spring 1 explore to songs to learn and perform:Rhythm In The Way We Walk (Reggae style) and The Banana Rap (Hip Hop style). Through these songs and different musical activities we will be developing our understanding of lots different musical dimensions but particularly pulse, rhythm and pitch. We will listen and respond to popular tunes including Happy (Pharrel Williams) and When I’m 64 (The Beatles).

 

Homework
In Year 1 homework is given on a Friday and expected back every Wednesday. Children will be expected to complete a maths activity on Active Learn, a spelling activity on Spelling Shed, read their reading book at least twice and complete an activity from the DINOSAUR homework menu.

Children are encouraged to be as creative as they wish and can choose how to present their homework so if they have published something using an iPad, tablet or computer please email it to us!

Remember children are registered and have log in details to use all the following learning APPS at home:TTRockstars, Active Learn, Spelling Shed and Reading EggsChildren also have home access to Espresso which allows them to explore interactive resources covering the entire Year 1 curriculum and is a great place to find child friendly information and appropriately levelled activities to support all areas of the curriculum.

http://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/

Click on the link here for a copy of the  homework which is also stuck in children’s Homework Book. Find a Homework Help Pack on the Class Page of the School website or pick up a pack from your child’s teacher at school.

F.A.O. Mrs. Ethell or Miss. Richards to admin@corrie.tameside.sch.uk

Don’t forget that your homework and reading are monitored as part of your Assertive Mentoring profile.

On time by Wednesday – GREEN

Late by Friday – YELLOW

No homework or reading completed – RED

 

HOMEWORK CLUB is available after school if you are unable to complete homework at home. Ask teachers or school office staff for details.

Welcome to Year 1 Class Page

Happy New Year!

Although right now the Winter days are cold and dark, January brings the first Spring Term at school which means brighter days are on the way!

Take a look at what’s new this half term…

English
The Year 1 children made an amazing discovery in our first week back – mysterious eggs appeared at school and a letter from the University of Manchester asking us to help them locate some important missing dinosaur exhibits! We will be looking at information texts about dinosaurs to see if we can identify if the eggs we have found could be DINOSAUR EGGS! We will be looking at the features of simple non-fiction text and writing our own entries for a Year 1 Dinosaur Encyclopaedia.

 

Our focus in Phonics this half term will be to continue Phase 5 learning alternative sounds that letters we already know sometimes make when reading words.

 

This term Year 1 making a visit to Denton Library. We would encourage as many children as possible to join the Library so you can continue to develop a love of reading at home. Best of all …it’s FREE!

Please continue to use Reading Eggs regularly at home also (Reading Eggs login details are attached to the Reading Record book. Please ask a member of staff if you have any problems).

 

Don’t forget YEAR 1 READING MORNING, every Monday morning 8.50am -9.20am grown-ups are most welcome to come and join their child, share a story or find out some facts

from our lovely collection of books. What a fantastic way to start your child’s week by being a super reading role model!

 

For more information of how and what we teach in spelling in Year 1 and what words to practise at home please use the links below:

Practising Spellings at Home

Year 1 Spelling Rules

Year 1 Key Words for spelling /reading

 

 

 

We ask that you read with your child as often as possible and sign their reading record a minimum of twice weekly in line with school policy. We will check reading records every Wednesday with homework. We will change their book twice a week only in line with school policy. This is to encourage more depth of comprehension and more fluency practise. Pleases return reading books and records every day.

 

Maths
The children in Year 1 love their Maths lessons! Our Maths themed story books Maths area are really popular in reading morning and in independent choice learning time. Miss Daunt is working in Year 1 this term as part of our SHINE project using number /maths stories and rhymes. She will be working with some children and parents on using Maths story activity packs at home. Our work in Maths this half term will focus on:
Place Value

Say the number one more or less and two more or less using a number line or a 100 grid; locate 2-digit numbers on a 100 grid and a 1-100 bead string; read, write and say 2-digit numbers and understand them as some tens and some ones

Number Facts

Revise pairs to 5, 6, 7, 10 and doubles to double 6; derive subtraction facts; understand a symbol being used for an unknown; use number facts to solve simple addition and subtraction word problems; find pairs of numbers with a total of 8

Adding and Subtracting

Add by putting the larger number first and counting on (numbers up to 100), spotting unit patterns; count on from 2-digit numbers; add a 1-digit number to a 2-digit number

3D shapes / Time

Name, recognise and know the properties of 3D shapes: cube, cuboid, cone, cylinder and sphere; begin to sort 3D shapes according to properties; order and name the days of the week and months of the year; recognise and name the seasons

Numbers and Counting: Fractions

Count on and back in tens from any number; begin to count in 5s and 2s recognising multiples of 5 end in 5 and 0; chn begin to count in 2s; estimate a number of objects within a range and count by grouping into 10s or 5s

 

As part of Year 1 weekly Homework children should complete Active Learn Maths games at home inked to their work in school. (Active Learn log in details are attached to the Reading Record book. Please ask a member of staff if you have any problems).

 

http://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

 

Year 1 also have access at home to TTRockstars where they can practise their times tables fluency. Again regular practise at home will help your child be more confident during Maths lessons in school.

 

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/kids-activities/fun-maths-games-and-activities/

 

Science

The Science topic this term will be all about animals including humans. The children will be labelling parts of their body, identifying a range of animal parts and learning all about the five senses including an investigation to explore taste. They will be learning to categorise and classify animals according to their characteristics and use terminology such as carnivore, herbivore and omnivore. They will work be working scientifically to investigate mini-beasts in our local school grounds and use a range of graphs to present statistics. We will also be walking to Hulme Woods to record our Winter season and weather. We will need parent/carer volunteers to support with this and will notify you via parentmail.                              .’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/science/

Topic

Our exciting new creative curriculum topic for Spring is JURRASIC FOREST DINOSAURS! We will be asking and finding answers to simple questions about the past in the time of Dinosaurs known as the Jurassic period. We will learn about where and when the dinosaurs lived and why they became extinct. We will be revisiting the continents of the world to make a fossil finding map. We will be exploring what fossils are and what we can learn from them using simple sources of information. We will also be finding out about the lives of Mary Anning the famous fossil finder and natural history expert David Attenborough.

Our design and make task this term will involve building model dinosaurs with moving part. Fossils will inspire our artwork this term as we explore clay, make rubbings, prints, imprinting in and modelling with clay.

To celebrate and consolidate our learning during the topic we end the term with a visit to see a full size dinosaur skeleton!!

 

http://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/

 

RE

In RE we will be starting a new unit called ‘What makes some places sacred?’. The children will be exploring a range of World Religions and compare/contrast in more detail a Church, a Synagogue and a Mosque.  We will use our visits to St. Mary’s, our RE artefacts in school and Virtual classroom experiences to research different places of worship and explore why these places are considered sacred and to whom. We will use art, drama and circle time to explore this theme creatively.

Computing

The children will be following a unit called ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’ from the Knowsley Planning Scheme. This will involve the children practically learning about algorithms and beginning to learn Code which will be linked directly to our topic and will be a fun, game based unit. The children will be using code to make Daisy Dino move around a game following a set of instructions.

PE
The children are developing their Dance skills in PE this term with special lessons from one of our Sports Development coaches. In Gymnastics we will be ‘Rocking and Rolling!’. Using mats and some simple apparatus while copying and remembering actions, making a sequence, showing contrasts (such as small/tall, straight/curved and wide/narrow) and learning to hold a position whilst balancing on different points of the body.
PE will take place on Mondays and Fridays this term.
Please make sure that a complete PE kit is in school every week.

PSHE
Our school follows a scheme called Jigsaw and this term our Year 1 children will complete a unit called ‘Dreams and Goals’. After thinking about our successes and achievements we will be setting simple personal goals and recognising how we can best learn to achieve them. We will take a goal and break it into small steps. Working with a partner and celebrating our successes together, exploring how difficult challenges make us feel and recognising how it feels to overcome difficult challenges will finish off our Dreams and Goals puzzle piece.

Music

Our Music lesson in the first part of Spring 1 explore to songs to learn and perform:Rhythm In The Way We Walk (Reggae style) and The Banana Rap (Hip Hop style). Through these songs and different musical activities we will be developing our understanding of lots different musical dimensions but particularly pulse, rhythm and pitch. We will listen and respond to popular tunes including Happy (Pharrel Williams) and When I’m 64 (The Beatles).

 

 

Homework
In Year 1 homework is given on a Friday and expected back every Wednesday. Children will be expected to complete a maths activity on Active Learn, a spelling activity on Spelling Shed, read their reading book at least twice and complete an activity from the DINOSAUR homework menu.

Children are encouraged to be as creative as they wish and can choose how to present their homework so if they have published something using an iPad, tablet or computer please email it to us!

Remember children are registered and have log in details to use all the following learning APPS at home:

TTRockstars, Active Learn, Spelling Shed and Reading Eggs

Children also have home access to Espresso which allows them to explore interactive resources covering the entire Year 1 curriculum and is a great place to find child friendly

information and appropriately levelled activities to support all areas of the curriculum.

 

http://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/

Click on the link here for a copy of the  homework which is also stuck in children’s Homework Book. Find a Homework Help Pack on the Class Page of the School website or pick up a pack from your child’s teacher at school.

F.A.O. Mrs. Ethell or Miss. Richards to admin@corrie.tameside.sch.uk

 

Don’t forget that your homework and reading are monitored as part of your Assertive Mentoring profile.

On time by Wednesday – GREEN

Late by Friday – YELLOW

No homework or reading completed – RED

 

HOMEWORK CLUB is available after school if you are unable to complete homework at home. Ask teachers or school office staff for details.

Welcome to Year 1 Class Page

Take a look at what we’ll be exploring this half term……

English
We will begin our term by reading ‘Whatever Next’ by Jill Murphy which is a lovely story about a bear’s imaginative journey to the moon. The children will make their own space rocket to use in our Role Play area where they can act out going to the moon. The children will also be reading ‘Beegu’ by Alexis Deacon which is a fictional story about an alien lost on earth. We will be using ‘Talk for Writing’ strategies to retell the story and create our own space stories using a story map. The children will be actively encouraged to use their phonics to spell words and begin to say words and sentences out loud in preparation for writing sentences. There will also be a focus on handwriting so that children can practise letter formation of upper and lower case letters.

Practising Spellings at Home

Year 1 Spelling Rules

Please encourage a love of reading at home and use Reading Eggs regularly. (Reading Eggs login details are attached to the Reading Record book. Please ask a member of staff if you have any problems.) We ask that you read with your child as often as possible and sign their reading record a minimum of twice weekly in line with school policy. We will check reading records every Wednesday with homework. We will change their book twice a week only in line with school policy. This is to encourage more depth of comprehension and more fluency practise.Pleases return reading books and records everyday.

Every Monday morning 8.50- 9.20 you are invited to our Reading Morning. Come along and share books with your child and get some ideas about how to read with your child.

 

Maths
This term we will be following the school’s math scheme, Abacus to focus on the following objectives: –
• To count objects up to 20, estimate and count objects up to 30.
• Read and write numbers up to 20.
• To count forwards, backwards and order numbers up to 10.
• Identify 1 more and 1 less.
• Find pairs of numbers that make 5,6 &10 and subitise groups of objects that make 5,6 &10. (Subitising is a term that was coined by the theorist Piaget and defined the ability to instantaneously recognise the number of objects in a small group without the need to count them.)
• Double numbers 1 to 5.
• Identify, name and describe a range of 2D shapes in accordance to their properties.
• Introduce and use Venn Diagrams and Carroll Diagrams.
Please encourage your child to play lots of math games and have a go at TT Rockstars which is a fun way to practise times tables. (TT Rockstars login details are attached to the reading record. Please ask a member of staff if you have any problems.)

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/kids-activities/fun-maths-games-and-activities/

Science

The Science topic this term will be’ Identifying Materials.’
In this unit children will identify and name common types of materials including:- wood, metal, plastic, rubber, fur, toweling, nylon, wool, sponge, cotton wool, paper, card, brick, ceramics, rock and some liquids and powdered solids.
They will label, collect and group together objects made from the same material. They will state that different objects can be manufactured from the same materials. They will investigate why some materials are unsuitable for some objects and provide reasons for this.
During the unit children will be working scientifically to investigate the properties of different liquids. They will also investigate which materials are good to wrap and protect a hollow chocolate object being sent through the post.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/science/

Topic

We will be learning all about Space this term! We will be documenting all the significant events and developments in Space on a class timeline including the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing! We will be making our own aliens out of clay and using a range of media and skills to create lots of space related art for our role play area. The children will be learning about Time Peake, Helen Sharman and Neil Armstrong in a quest to find out what life is really like as an astronaut!

http://www.esa.int/kids/en/home
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/space.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics/space

RE
During this term we will be learning all about people who are Christians and finding out about what they believe through stories in the bible. We will also be visiting St Mary’s church for our harvest festival which will take place on Tuesday October 8th at 9.30am. You are welcome to attend.

Computing
The children will be learning how to use all the apps on our class I-Pads, learning to login to Reading Eggs and TT Rock stars independently, learning about E-Safety and learning all about algorithms to design their own Space game.

PE
The children will be following the Val Sabin primary PE Curriculum which will focus on, flight, bouncing, jumping and landing with a Space theme in mind!
PE will take place on Wednesdays and Fridays this term.
Please make sure that PE kits are in school every week.

PSHE
Our school follows a scheme called Jigsaw and this term our Year 1 children will complete a unit called ‘Being me in my world’ which celebrates all the qualities that makes people unique. Children will get lots of opportunities to discuss and share what is good about themselves and how they want to grow in the coming year ahead.

Music
We will be exploring a unit called ‘Hey You!’ using the school’s music scheme, Charanga. We will listen and appraise a range of Hip Hop songs such as:- Hey You! by Joanna Mangona, Me, Myself And I by De La Soul, Fresh Prince Of Bel Air by Will Smith and It’s Like That by Run DMC. They will also play a range of games to find the pulse, rhythm and pace using their voices and either use recorders or glockenspiels to accompany a piece of music.

Homework
In Year 1 homework is given on a Friday and expected back every Wednesday. Children will receive either a maths or a reading task based on what we’ve been learning in class and they will choose a piece from the Space homework menu. Click on the link here for a copy of the homework which is also stuck in children’s Homework Book.

Children are encouraged to be as creative as they wish and can choose how to present their homework so if they have published something using an iPad, tablet or computer please email it to us!

Click on the link here for a copy of the  homework which is also stuck in children’s Homework Book. Find a Homework Help Pack on the Class Page of the School website or pick up a pack from your child’s teacher at school.

F.A.O. Mrs. Ethell or Miss. Richards to admin@corrie.tameside.sch.uk

Don’t forget that your homework and reading are monitored as part of your Assertive Mentoring profile.

On time by Wednesday – GREEN

Late by Friday – YELLOW

No homework or reading completed – RED