Star Awards - 7.9.18 - Elliot * 14.9.18 - Elsie * 21.9.18 Freya * 28.9.18 - Jack-Harry * 5.10.18 - Willow * 12.10.18 - Grace W * 19.10.18 - Bobby *
Welcome to Year 1. Mrs Carter, Mrs Bristow and the Year 1 team are looking forward to working with you this year.
Our themes this year are:
Term 1: VIPs
Term 2 : Our School
Term 3 : Crowns and Tiaras
Term 4 : Let's Explore
Term 5 : Mix it Up
Term 6 : Claws and Paws
Spellings and Words
Spellings and words will be checked on a Wednesday (please make sure they are in children's book bags) and will come home on a Wednesday. New spellings or words will be given if they are correct but if any need further consolidation they will be sent home again for another week.
Key Spellings for Year 1 are days of the week, months of the year and written numbers to 20. Please support your child in learning these and consolidating them throughout the year.
Your child will have a guided reading session each week.
Reading and Phonic books will be changed at least once a week. Please continue to read at home with your child as much as possible. This does not have to be an onerous task, reading with your child little and often with have a huge impact on their attitude to reading, their confidence when reading aloud and support them in their ability to read more challenging texts.
Reading in Unusual Places Activity -
To inspire enjoyment for reading we are encouraging children throughout the school to send in a photograph of them reading in unusual places. These photographs will be displayed in each classes reading area and a competition will be held to see which is the first class to have a photograph from each child.
Please send your photograph to firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing your photographs...
Year 1 Recommended Reading List
As well as being an enjoyable pastime, reading impacts hugely on children’s writing ability and general learning. Therefore, we encourage children to read as much as possible, both at home and in school. To assist with the difficult task of choosing a new book, we have put together a recommended reading list for each year group. A lot of these books are available within the classroom, or the shared school library; we are gradually stocking up to build on the range of books available to children. Thisis not an exhaustive list, but represents a cross-section of books suitable for your child’s year group. Some of the texts are more difficult to read than others and care should be taken when choosing those which your child might enjoy. Please discuss the books your child reads with him/her and remember that it is also important to continue to read stories to your child as he /she moves through the school.
Please note – some of these books, due to their challenging nature, are also on the Y2 reading list
The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt - Michael Rosen
Peace at Last – Jill Murphy
A First Book of Nature – Nicola Davies
Avocado Baby – John Burningham
Black Dog and The Django – Levi Pinfold
Cops and Robbers, The Jolly Postman and Funnybones – Allan Ahlberg
I Am Henry Finch – Alexis Deacon, Viviane Schwarz
Journey – Aaron Becker
Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion – Alex T Smith
Mister Magnolia – Quentin Blake
My Big Barefoot Book of Wonderful Words - Sophie Fatus
Out for the Count – Anne Fine
See Inside the World of Shakespeare – Rob Lloyd Jones
The Cat in the Hat – Dr Suess
The Dark – Lemony Snicket
Emperor of Absurdia – Chris Riddell
The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head – Daisy Hirst
Man on the Moon – Simon Bartram
The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark – Jill Tomlinson
The Paper Dolls – Julia Donaldson
Three By the Sea – Mini Grey
The Gruffalo – Julia Donaldson
Beegu – Alexis Deacon
The Day the Crayons Quit – Drew Daywalt
Tiny Seed and The Bad-Tempered Ladybird – Eric Carle
The Gigantic Turnip – Alexei Tolstoy
The Trouble with Jack – Shirley Hughes
Mister Magnolia – Quentin Blake
Frog and Toad Are Friends – Arnold Lobel
Amazing Grace – Mary Hoffman
Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak
Traction Man series – Mini Grey
Dogger – Shirley Hughes
When the children take part in Outdoor Learning they will go out in all weathers so please can you make sure your child has a pair of Wellington Boots in school - Thank you.
Star of the Week and Pride of the week
Our Star of the Week and Pride of the week are two important awards that we give out each week! Each week we look for something different for the Pride of the week which we decide as a class and the star of the week is for a stand-out super star of the week! I know everyone is working hard to win these prestigious awards!
Well done everyone!
For the next couple of weeks we will be learning about Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London.
We have been learning about the types of houses in London in 1666. We have built our own Tudor houses... take a look...
This week the children had their first fencing lesson with Coach Ricky. The children learnt how to put on their body suits and helmets correctly and how to stand 'En Guarde'.
In week 2 we learned the 'step lunge'. We had to aim at the square on the body armour to get a point against our opponent.
Week 3 - We discovered how to 'Parre'. We pushed our opponents sword away to defend ourselves against their lunges.