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
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.
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 will be ‘Bramley and Kirkstall’
For this half term, we will be learning all about our local area (Bramley/Kirkstall). Children will learn about human and physical features in our Geography lessons. We will also learn the countries and seas which make up the United Kingdom on a map. We will be looking at photographs of Bramley and Kirkstall and comparing similarities and differences between the past and the present. In science, we will be continuing our focus on the changing seasons around us. In design and technology, we will be designing and creating standing structures.
In phonics, we are developing using our phonics knowledge to help us read and write words, using Fred talk to segment the words and carefully blend them together. In guided reading, we will be reading traditional tales followed by a winter poem.
In our writing we will focus on the traditional tales of Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We are learning to:
- form all our letters correctly
- use capital letters and full stops consistently
-use conjunctions (and)
How can you help?
- Read books with your children at home and discuss what is happening in the story.
- Practise writing their first name and surname.
- Practise letter formation so that letters are lower case and sitting on the line.
This half term we will be learning addition and subtraction. We will be learning to add and subtract numbers up to 20 and also be practising counting on and back in ones to and from 10, 20 and 30.
How can you help?
- Practise number formation
- To recognise numbers to 20. Look for numbers in your surroundings.
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)