Welcome to Year 1!
Year 1 is an exciting year as the children move from Early Years to Infants. We work hard in Year 1 to introduce the children to an environment of more formal lessons throughout the day whilst having lots of fun at the same time.
We have a strong focus on Reading in Year 1 and expect all children to read at home everyday. This really helps our children develop not only their reading skills, but also supports their writing development. Our children also bring home spellings each week, linked to their Phonics lessons.
We use a 'Talk for writing' approach to our English lessons which helps us to internalise the story using actions and a story map. We then innovate on the story to make changes and also have a go at short bursts of daily writing to help improve our skills.
We enjoy using lots of resources in Maths to help us to count forwards and backwards, add and subtract and also look at place value and tens and ones within a number. We use counters on a tens frame, number lines, base ten and other resources to help us in our lessons.
We enjoy topic lessons which help us to answer a weekly question and also develop our skills in a wide variety of areas such as History, Geography, Computing and Knowledge of the wider world. In Year One we enjoy the following topics : Do all superheroes wear capes? , Where do big cats live? , How do we know Birmingham and London are cities?, What is a British woodland like? and How do the seasons change?
Year One Team : Miss Field, Miss Ranny and Miss Bailey.
Spring Remote Learning
All of our remote learning is posted on class dojo on each child's individual portfolio. We will also be posting messages of information on the main class page on class dojo. Keep an eye out to see some fab work posted!
Spring topic : How do we know Birmingham and London are cities?
English text: Spring 1 -The Town mouse and the country mouse (Fiction)
Beegu - How to be a good friend (Non Fiction- Explanation focus)
Buckingham Palace (Poetry)
Spring 2- Toby and the Great Fire of London (Fiction)
The Great Fire of London (Non Fiction - Recount)
The Great Fire (Poetry)
Maths Focus: Addition and Subtraction
Place Value to 50