Year 1

Miss Bartlett

Miss Bartlett

Conegar Class Teacher

Miss Kingston

Miss Kingston

Thorncombe Class Teacher

Miss Deuxberry

Miss Deuxberry

TLA

Mrs Greenfield

Mrs Greenfield

TLA

Welcome to Year 1 – Conegar and Thorncombe

 

We had a fantastic start to the year settling into new routines and learning how to be more independent. The children have been amazing; showing their key learning skills from Reception and building on them in the Year 1. We hope you enjoy looking at our page for information and photos to highlight our exciting year!

What we will be learning…with top learning tips (Conegar)

Reading…Decoding words…we must try and recognise the letters and remember the sounds they make.

Learning Top Tip – be careful as you pronounce each sound. Often, we put an ‘u’ sound after a consonant e.g. ‘t’ is pronounced ‘t-u’. If unsure, check out the Oxford Owl Phonics Pronunciation video. (linked on Year 1 page on our website) This aids easier blending of the sounds to make whole words.

Writing…getting ready… Try and remember to take your time to help you form your letters carefully.

Learning Top Tip – we are practising sitting with our back against the chair back, sitting up tall and pinching our pencils. This will make writing easier!

Maths…number and place value, using the language more or less or equal

Learning Top Tip – why not practise counting at home or out and about; there are plenty of things to count! If you took one away, what would you get? How about if you find one more?

Phonics… revisiting letter sounds

Learning Top Tip – while you are reading, why not become a Sound Spotter… can you spot an ‘ai’ as in rain? Did you see that ‘d’ as in drum? Sounds are everywhere… you could even try spotting sounds you know on shop signs or number plates!

Science – observing seasonal changes and tracking the change in weather, identifying different animals that lay eggs

Art – mixing colours, looking at Faberge and Romanian egg decoration

DT – investigating how to protect eggs, maybe even make them fly!

Geography – exploring features of maps / locating Europe

History – castles and settlements / Wright brothers first flight

PSHCE – ‘Being Me in My World’

PE – Indoor Thursday: gymnastics / Outdoor Friday: ball skills & team work

Music – understanding tempo / performance skills

Computing: creating an illustration and saving files

What we will be learning…with top learning tips (Thorncombe)

Reading…Decoding words…we must try and recognise the letters and remember the sounds they make.

Learning Top Tip – be careful as you pronounce each sound. Often, we put an ‘u’ sound after a consonant e.g. ‘t’ is pronounced ‘t-u’. If unsure, check out the Oxford Owl Phonics Pronunciation video. (linked on Year 1 page on our website) This aids easier blending of the sounds to make whole words.

Writing…getting ready… Try and remember to take your time to help you form your letters carefully.

Learning Top Tip – we are practising sitting with our back against the chair back, sitting up tall and pinching our pencils. This will make writing easier!

Maths…recognising and ordering numbers, using the language more or less

Learning Top Tip – why not practise counting at home or out and about; there are plenty of things to count! If you took one away, what would you get? How about if you find one more?

Phonics… revisiting letter sounds

Learning Top Tip – while you are reading, why not become a Sound Spotter… can you spot an ‘sh’ as in shell? Did you see that ‘j’ as in jelly? Sounds are everywhere… you could even try spotting sounds you know on shop signs or number plates!

Science – observing seasonal changes / animals (including animals that lay eggs and animal diets) / working scientifically

Art – observational drawings/ colour mixing and painting techniques / pattern, line and shape

DT – building structures/ cooking and nutrition (recipes)

Geography – map skills including bird’s eye view and symbols/ vocabulary

History – castles and settlements compared to now / changes to flight

PE – Weds: (indoor) gymnastics and dance / Fri: (outdoor) ball skills & teamwork

Music – understanding tempo / performance skills

Computing – programming / creating, saving and retrieving files / creating an illustration using programs / changes over time and uses for technology today

Learning Letter

To find out all about what we will be learning about this half term, and all about school life, please open our current Year 1 learning letter.

Homework

All homework is set on Thursday and due in the following Tuesday.

Each week the children are expected to complete either an English, maths or topic learning activity. As well as these set pieces, your child should read regularly and get an adult to sign their reading record book. Remember, if a child reads four times at home and it is noted in their reading diary they will get a RIF sticker.

Spellings are sent home each week. We expect the children to practise as many of the words as possible, however the quiz will include 6 randomly selected words from the list. The children are given a spelling quiz on a Thursday and encouraged to use their sounds learnt in their writing. Spellings are also stuck in the children’s reading diaries so that they can be referred back to at any point.

General information

Please make sure that all school uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled. We advise kits to be in school throughout the week as classes have PE on different days throughout the week. Please include joggers and a sweatshirt for outdoor PE.

Please let the school and the teacher know if your child has any allergies (that we do not already know about) or needs to take any medication.

Please remind your child to bring a coat every day in the winter months.

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