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Welcome to Year 1

IER - Miss Roshina, Mrs Starkey, Mrs Holdsworth

1SH, Mrs House, Mrs McGowen, Mrs James

Nurture - Miss Bee

Learning Mentor- Mrs Owen

 Year 1 Long Term Plan 2023 - 2024.pdfDownload
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A huge welcome to Year 1! It is the start of a brand-new year and we can’t wait to make it an amazing one. We have got lots of exciting learning planned for you!  We are looking forward to being able to develop our friendships, maturity, listening and a positive mindset, all when aspiring to be the best we can be in school.

Continuous Provision

The year one classrooms are set up in a similar way to Foundation Stage so that the children are building on prior learning. The children have access to areas of provision which are designed to challenge, enhance and practice their learning. Provision encourages children to use resources that they have previously encountered with an adult and use these independently.

This terms topic (Spring) will be ‘Toys’

This topic has a History focus. The children will be learning about toys today and toys from the past. They will learn about the toys their grandparents and great grandparents played with and compare them to their own toys, learning how they are similar and how they are different.

In Science, the children will be learning about the 5 senses. They will identify, name, draw and label basic parts of the human body and learn which part of the body is associated with each sense. They will then go on to learn about each of the 5 senses in greater depth.

In RE we will be talking about what it means to belong. We will learn about the special places of worship for Christians and Muslims and learn about features we would find in the buildings.

In our ICT lessons we will be learning about how to stay safe when using the internet.

PE will be on a Thursday

Reading Focus

In Phonics we continue to learn our letter sounds and read words containing those sounds. Your child will be reading books that are closely matched to their phonics ability to improve fluency.

Did you know you don’t need to be an expert in reading to help with your child’s reading?

Please continue to read these books with your child at home to help them make progress. Share favourite and familiar books with your child.

Writing Focus

This half term we will be learning about instructions.  The children will learn about the features of instructions by follow instructions to make porridge. They will then write their own instructions, ‘how to brush their teeth’. We will be reading ‘Lost in the Toy Museum’. The children will be learning the story and writing their own version of the text.

Did you know you don’t need to be an expert in writing to help with your child’s writing?

Design some instructions at home. It might be how to put on their socks or how to cross the road.

Maths Focus

In Maths we will be counting objects, recognising numbers as words, counting on and back, finding 1 more and 1 less, comparing numbers and using a number line.

Did you know you don’t need to be an expert in maths to help with your child’s maths?

Practice counting with your child forwards and backwards within 10. Ask them what comes before and what comes after certain numbers.

Year 1 Upcoming Experiences 2023-24

Autumn term – local nature walk (science and geography links).

Spring term – Kirkstall Toy museum (history link) 

Summer term – Great Fire of London and dinosaur experience (history and science link)