Year 1

Year 1 Remote Learning Work Pack

 Your class teachers are Mrs Cooper 1C and Mrs Johnson 1J. Miss Cooper, Ms Carr and Mr Shaw will also be working in Year One, supporting the children with their learning.
On Thursday afternoon 1C will be taught by Mrs Underhill and 1J will be taught by Ms Hassan. 
 

So, we’ve already finished our first full week in Year One and what a busy, fun week we’ve had. The children have been an absolute pleasure and have continued to amaze us with their enthusiasm and ability to adapt to new routines.


We are both really excited about the year ahead as already they feel like our classes and have made us smile, feel proud and VERY happy!
Well done Year One! 

 

A huge thank you to you as parents too. We really appreciate your patience and co-operation with all the new procedures.

 

We are looking forward to a busy but fun half term, getting to know your children and hopefully making lots of memories together.
 

Mrs Johnson & Mrs Cooper.

 

 

 

Remember any questions or messages can be sent to the Year One email address.

 

newfieldy1@newfield.dudley.sch.uk

 

 

Year 1 Remote Learning Work Pack

Year One Classrooms.

 

Year One Curriculum.

 

English

In Year 1 we aim for all children to become confident and independent writers. To achieve this we have a big focus on phonics and correct letter formation. We choose text and topics carefully to engage the children and make writing both purposeful and fun. 
This term we will look at several well know stories and traditional tales with repetitive patterns and phrases. Throughout the term the children will be supported to speak and then write in complete sentences using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. 

 

 

 Maths

 

All children will be exposed to maths every day, through a range of practical and real life activities. The children will continue to work on their number recognition and counting skills.
They will regularly practice counting from different starting points and count forwards and backwards. In addition to this, they will also learn to count in 2s, 5s and 10s, as well as recalling the number bonds to 10 and then moving onto 20.
This term we will be focusing on the 4 main number operations. The children will have many opportunities to use practical equipment to support their learning and will also begin to record their calculations and discuss new strategies that could be used to solve problems, find solutions and reach answers. 

 

Lots of our work will be investigative. We encourage you to practice maths skills at home with your child. Look for numbers around the house, count the stairs, help pay for items in the shop… maths is everywhere!

 


Reading.

 

All children take part in daily phonics lessons to support their developing reading abilities. Children in Year 1 read at least once a week to an adult in school.  Additionally, some of the children will also be heard individually to help boost their confidence and develop their fluency and pace. This may be with their class teacher, a teaching assistant or one of our Reading Volunteers. 

 

We welcome comments from parent(s)/carers about how your child has read at home, even if it is just to let us know they really enjoyed the book!
The children will be responsible for changing their own book and they can do this as often as they like. The books they can choose from are in our classroom and are phonic based. The children will be guided to help choose the correct level to take home. 
 To enable reading to happen frequently at school, we advise that your child brings their book and reading diary in their book bag every day.

 

Remember we have the reading challenge scheme in place throughout the school and the children can earn extra playtimes and small rewards plus a lovely reading certificate for every 20 reads they complete at home.

 

 

 

 

  Topic-Autumn 1-My School.

(Geography Focus)

In this topic we will focus on our early Geography skills and encouraging the children to explore their school surroundings and environment. The children will have opportunities to compare different areas of their school and consider how and why they are different. They will also be encouraged to express their opinions and preferences and plan, through simple mapping, how they could improve certain features of the school. The children will also begin to use geographical vocabulary to describe the physical and human geography of areas of our school. Additionally, they will begin to explore positional and directional vocabulary.

Autumn 2- School in the Past.

(History Focus)

During this topic the children will look at how school was different during Victorian time. The children will compare school today with school in the past and begin to gain an understanding of how life was different for children during Victorian times. The children will study artefacts and be encouraged to ask questions to find out answers. They will also begin  to explore simple historical vocabulary and chronology.

 

 

 

 

The children usually bring a PE kit into school and this is kept in their box and sent home half termly. However, in-line with latest government guidance and suggestions, at the moment the children are being asked to come into school dressed for PE on their Year specific PE days.

This half term our PE days are on Wednesday(outdoor,weather dependent!) and Friday (indoor). 

 

 

 

Extra Information

Please make sure you write your child’s name in all clothing they wear to school. (even shoes!)

 

Children can bring in a bottle with their name on to keep at school and drink from throughout the day but it must be filled with water please.  They can fill it up during the school day when they need more. at the moment we are asking for these to be taken home each night to be washed and returned to school the following day. 

 

At break time your child will be offered fruit as a snack but if they want to they can bring in a healthy snack (nut free)  to take outside with them. (fruit)

 

 

 

We very much look forward to the new term ahead. If you have any questions, please feel free to speak to any member of the Year 1 team.