The Year 1 phonics screen will commence the week of Monday 10th June. Our class will complete theirs on Thursday 13th June. Please look below on the class page under the phonics section to learn more about the phonics screen and how you can help your child at home.
Wishing everyone a safe and happy Easter holiday! I look forward to seeing you on Monday 29th April, for the start of summer term. Please remember children change to their summer school uniforms.
We have 25 wonderful children in our class. Our TA is Ms Tate.
It is important to be at school each day and on time so that we are all ready to learn! Let's see how many times we can get 100% attendance! We are aiming for 100% attendance every week!
Lenten Charity Week
April 8th - 12th
Each class will host an activity to raise money over the week for our chosen charity Mvambo. Children are encouraged to bring in small coins to participate.
Year 1 AT is doing can you guess the rabbit’s name? We have generated a list of names, can you guess the correct one? The winner will receive a rabbit teddy and a basket full of chocolate bunny treats! 50p for 1 guess.
Thank you to everyone who came to our class liturgy on special meals and gathering. We loved having you join us for our communal prayer time. The children did a fabulous job!
Our next spelling test will be on
Friday 12th March
aw and au digraphs - same sounds
makes the same sound as or (for), oor (door), ore (more)
We had such fun on our class trip to the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Children participated in a workshop, creating their own landscape drawing, inspired by some of the beautiful paintings in the gallery. They then used watercoloured pencils and pastels to bring their pictures to life. These special art tools gave their landscape a painted finish.
Children had fun celebrating Pancake Day! We made adjective pancakes in English and played an addition pancake game in maths. We enjoyed some tasty pancakes with chocolate sauce and syrup.
Congratulations to our Year 1 class representatives!
Homework is set every Friday and is to be returned on the following Monday. As part of the weekly homework, your child will be given 8 words to practise reading and spelling. Your child will be tested on these 8 words as part of our weekly spelling test, the following Friday.
It is vital that you support and enable your child to do their work thoughtfully and neatly. I encourage children to complete their homework as independently as possible. Please ensure that your child develops a routine so that they remember to bring their work to school.
It is important that children are reading each evening at home. This could be your child reading to you or someone reading to them. This will help them with their phonics throughout the year by decoding words, blending sounds and reading fluidly. I also encourage children to read different types of texts that may be at home to broaden their vocabulary and enhance their understanding.
Reading records will go home daily along with one book. It is important that both the reading record and book ALWAYS remain in your child's red bag as they may be asked to read in school at any time. It is also important that you comment on your child's reading in order to liaise effectively between home and school. At St Mary’s we follow the Oxford Reading Tree scheme. As children progress in their reading and comprehension they will move up levels in the scheme.
Please encourage your child to use Lexia on a regular basis. This is a great interactive spelling and reading programme.
Find the link below.
Log in - first name and the first letter of your surname (eg Sarah Smith would be sarahs).
Password - read
Please note that Lexia does not work in Internet Explorer, please try another browser such as Google Chrome or Safari instead.
Congratulations to our gold certificate winners this term, Jayden and Georgia-Rose. Well done for your hard work!
Please encourage your child to use Mathletics on a regular basis. It is an exciting and fun way to learn new maths concepts. I will be assigning specific tasks for children to complete that relate to the concepts we cover in class. Let's see how many GOLD certificates we can get in Year 1!
You can find your child's login details and the Mathletics link below.
Children will have PE two times a week on Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure children have their PE kit, which can be left at school. Kits will go home every half term holiday to be washed.
Tuck shop will be available every Tuesday and Thursday at break time. A piece of fruit will cost 20p.
The Year 1 phonics screen will commence the week of Monday 10th June. Our class will complete theirs on Thursday 13th June. Please look below to learn more about the phonics screen and how you can help your child at home. The phonics screen consists of a mix of 40 real and pseudo words (alien words) that children need to read correctly.
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Within English lessons the children will develop skills in the following areas:
SPEAKING AND LISTENING: The children will take part in a wide range of activities including ‘role-play’, ‘story time’, ‘poetry recital’ and ‘class discussions’ as well as activities incorporated in other curriculum areas.
READING: We will be studying fairytales, traditional tales and nursery rhymes including titles, events, predictions and understanding. We will also study poems, and non-fiction texts. The children will read individually, as a group and as a whole class each week.
WRITING: The children will be developing their handwriting skills, learning to spell words in everyday use and concentrating on writing stories and poems independently.
PHONICS: The children will continue to take part in daily phonics sessions using the RML phonics scheme.
NUMBER WORK: Children will continue to read, write and interpret mathematical
statements involving addition, subtraction and equals signs. We will revisit PLACE VALUE
(to 100), ensuring children understand what each digit represents in a given number. We will start
multiplication and division, reinforcing multiples of 2. We will learn about FRACTIONS.
GEOMETRY: position and direction
MEASUREMENT: money and time
NUMBER WORK: Children will be investigating PLACE VALUE within 50 and multiples of 2, 5 and 10.
ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION: within 20.
MEASUREMENT: We will be measuring length, height, weight and volume.
NUMBER WORK: Children will be investigating PLACE VALUE within 20
ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION within 10.
GEOMETRY: We will be recognising names and simple properties of 2-D and 3-D shapes.
Practice re-calling number bonds to 10 and 20 quickly.
We are also learning to count in 2s, 5s and 10s all the way to 100. Take a look at the videos below that you can sing at home to practise.
In science this term the children will be focusing on the topics of SEASONAL CHANGES and ANIMALS (including humans). Within these topics they will be using many different scientific skills including working scientifically, observing, predicting, estimating, exploring, investigating and reviewing.