Year 1

Autumn term curriculum map

11/12/2018 - Nativity Play 6pm - doors open at 5:40pm.

17/12/2018 - Christmas Craft Hour

18-19/12/2018 - Parents' Evening

Week beginning 10/12/18 

After Nativity, we'll be looking at number bonds of numbers to 10.

This week in English, we will be continue our work around The Storm Whale and will practise our sentence skills to retell the story.

Get familiar with the story in the video below:

This week in Science, we will be thinking of our own questions to sort animals into different groups.

As we are practising intensely for our nativity we won't be having any Geography and History lessons this week.

This week in Computing, we will continue to learn about coding and debugging through Scratch Junior.

This week Alisha was star of the week, forimproving her reading by practising regularly at home and in school.

Well done Alisha, keep it up!

Letter formation support

To support your child to form letter correctly please refer to the video below. Forming letters starting and finishing in the correct place will hep your child join their handwriting more naturally and eventually support spelling through muscle memory.


Homework due Thursday 13/12

Maths:  Page 26-27.

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling: Pages 17.

Phonics Book 1: Pages 20-21.

Ceative homework

To support our learning about Australia, can you make an Aboriginal object?

Try to use as many recycled materials as you can and be ready to tell me and the class what you made and how you made it. 

Challenge: can you write some instructions or an explanation of how you made your Aboriginal object? 

I look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations! 

Deadline for completing creative homework: Friday 14th December

A note about reading

You will have noticed that we have begun sending two reading books home. These are a school library book and a home reader

The library book is a sharing book. This means that your child may find it difficult to read independently and they will need your help to read it. The purpose of this is to foster their love of reading and to allow them to enjoy books that are important for their development as readers and writers even though still a bit challinging to decode phonetically.

The home reader is a book that they can decode independently. They may still need a bit of help with some words but it is important that they read this book so that they can practise their phonics skills. This book is at a similar level of difficulty as the books assigned on Bug Club. 

Bug Club books will be still assigned and each reading teacher checks these once a week. If your child runs out of book they should get their next lot of book within the week. 

Finally, below I have included a quick reference guide to the different sections on the weekly pages in your child's diary as we noticed there was some confusion. Hope this helps. 

Thank you for all your support with reading at home, it really does make a difference to your child's progress.

Ms Trapani