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Below you will find lots of information about our class, including what we have been up to. From March 8th 2021, when all children returned to school, class teachers will be providing work via Class Dojo if children are isolating at home. By clicking on the Learning from Home star you will still find a weekly timetable and other links to support learning

Welcome to Class 1M.

Our teacher is Mrs Metcalfe.  Miss Pemberton also works in our class. 

 

We always try our best and have lots fun while we learn in Year 1!

 

 

Below you will find lots of information about our class, including what we have been up to, homework, reading book days and PE. If you are having to stay at home due to self isolation, please contact school and work will be provided through Class Dojo.

Upcoming dates this half term:

Wednesday 27th April - Wednesday 4th May Book Fair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homework Menu

 

Every half term, a homework menu will be given out with a selection of tasks to be completed, across all areas of the curriculum. It is your choice how many you complete, however you must do at least one and hand it in by the end of the half term. Your completed work will be celebrated. 

 

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Water Bottles

 

Children can bring in a water (and only water) in a named bottle so if they get thirsty they have access to a drink throughout the day. Unfortunately, we don't have the facilities in class to provide drinks, please provide your child with a clearly labelled drink. Thank you.

 

PE

Our PE day this year is Monday. Please ensure that your child comes to school in their PE kit on Mondays. They can wear black tracksuit bottoms or leggings on colder days. No PE kits are to be brought into school.

 

Book Bags

 

Reading books will be changed regularly. Your child will take home a Read, Write Inc phonics book which your child has read during RWI lessons. They will also take home a book for you to read together for pleasure. Please send youe child's book bag to school with them every day. Ebooks will also be allocated regularly on Oxford Owl. Your child's log in details are the same as last year.

 

The Spelling Shed and Maths Shed

Our school has signed up to 'The Spelling Shed'. Your child will take home a password which will enable them to log onto the site. We will set some  fun tasks on here, for your child to complete.

 

Phonics

In Year 1 we teach phonics daily. Phonics is the learning and application of the letters and sounds children need in order to read and write. We use Read, Write Inc to teach phonics and to apply these skills when reading and writing. Children will be taught in small groups. More information can be found here https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/ 

It is important for children to pronounce phonemes (sounds) correctly. Here is a video which shows how to pronounce them accurately. When saying phonemes with your child, please pronounce them correctly.  

 

 

Summer 1

 

RE: In our Holidays and Holy Days topic, we look at the holy day – Pentecost. Pentecost is the feast of the Holy Spirit.

English: We will be continuing with our Read, Write, Inc lessons. Books liked to the sounds we have learned will be sent home. They will also be assigned on Oxford Owl.

WCR: Our whole class reading lessons will mainly be based on texts about animals. In these lessons, the children will be taught and will use new, adventurous vocabulary. They will be encouraged to think about the text and use the text to help them answer questions.

Maths: We will be reading, writing and ordering numbers to 50.

PE: In our games lessons, the children will learn to travel in different ways, changing direction and communicate effectively whilst passing equipment in a variety of ways.

PSHE: Our focus will be Our Wonderful World. Children will learn about what they can do to help look after their environment.

RSE:  The children will celebrate ways that God loves and cares for us.

Science: In science lessons, we will identify, name and classify animals a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. The children will also identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.

Computing: The children will continue to learn about coding, using Code Studio. The children also use technology to support other lessons.

Music: The children will think about How does music help us to understand our neighbours?

Art: We will learn about the artist Paul Klee. We will create pieces of work inspired by Paul Klee.

Philosophy For Children (P4C):During this term and throughout the year, your child will have the opportunity to give their thoughts on various topics. During the sessions we will be encouraging the children to understand, that as well as their opinion being valued, it is also important to respect the thoughts and opinions of others. The sessions are a time for discussion and debate and develop the children’s speaking and listening skills.

Reading Information September 2021

Whole Class Read

Mastering Numbers

Computing

Geography

P4C

Marble Treat

Nature Friendly Schools

Spring 2

RE: Our final topic of the term is Change. We will talk about Lent being a time to change in preparation for the celebration of Easter.

 

English: We will be continuing with our Read, Write, Inc lessons. Books liked to the sounds we have learned will be sent home. They will also be assigned on Oxford Owl.

 

WCR: Our whole class reading lessons will mainly be based on traditional tales and poems. In these lessons, the children will be taught and will use new, adventurous vocabulary. They will be encouraged to think about the text and use the text to help them answer questions.

 

Maths: We will be adding and subtracting numbers to 20.

 

PE: In our games lessons, the children will learn to travel in different ways, changing direction and communicate effectively whilst passing equipment in a variety of ways.

 

PSHE: Our focus will be listening and responding to each other.

 

RSE:  The children will celebrate ways that God loves and cares for us.

 

Science: In science lessons, we will discuss 'What is space?'

 

Computing: The children will continue to learn about coding, using Code Studio. The children also use technology to support other lessons.

 

Music: The children will think about ‘How does music help us to understand our neighbours?’

 

Art: We will use household objects to print simple, repeating patterns.

 

History: The children will look to answer the question ‘How did the Wright Brothers help change flight for us today?’

 

Philosophy For Children (P4C):During this term and throughout the year, your child will have the opportunity to give their thoughts on various topics. During the sessions we will be encouraging the children to understand, that as well as their opinion being valued, it is also important to respect the thoughts and opinions of others. The sessions are a time for discussion and debate and develop the children’s speaking and listening skills.

 

Spring 1

RE: Our first topic is Special People. The children will talk about the special people at home who look after them. They will recognise that on Sundays, in church, people do special jobs.

 

English: We will be continuing with our Read, Write, Inc lessons. Books liked to the sounds we have learned will be sent home. They will also be assigned on Oxford Owl.

 

WCR: Our whole class reading lessons will mainly be based on books about local environments and will link to our geography work. In these lessons, the children will be taught and will use new, adventurous vocabulary. They will be encouraged to think about the text and use the text to help them answer questions.

 

Maths: We will be recognising, naming and sorting 2D and 3D shapes. The children will also use these shapes to create patterns. We will also count forwards and backwards and write numbers to 20, in numerals and words. We will also look at how many tens and ones are in numbers.

 

PE: In our games lessons, the children will learn to travel in different ways, changing direction and communicate effectively whilst passing equipment in a variety of ways.

 

PSHE: Our theme is Healthy Me! The children will answer the following questions: How does exercise keep me healthy? Why is sugar bad for my teeth? How can being online be unhealthy? How can we keep healthy in the sun?

 

RSE:  The children will celebrate ways that God loves and cares for us.

 

Science: In science lessons, we will be naming and describing different trees and plants. The children will identify the basic structure of trees and plants.

 

Computing: The children will continue to learn about coding, using Code Studio. The children also use technology to support other lessons.

 

Music: The children will think about ‘How does music make the world a better place?’

 

Art: We will be studying the work of artist, Wassily Kadinsky.  The children will mix colours and create their own concentric circles picture.

 

Geography: The children will look answer the question ‘Where in the world do I live and what do I know about it?’

 

Philosophy For Children (P4C):During this term and throughout the year, your child will have the opportunity to give their thoughts on various topics. During the sessions we will be encouraging the children to understand, that as well as their opinion being valued, it is also important to respect the thoughts and opinions of others. The sessions are a time for

Autumn 2

 

RE: We will continue with our topic of Belonging.  The children will  discuss belonging to different groups and that Baptism is an invitation to belong to God’s family.

Our final topic this term is Waiting. The children will learn that advent is a time of waiting to celebrate Jesus’ coming at Christmas.

 

English: We will be continuing with our Read, Write, Inc lessons. Books liked to the sounds we have learned will be sent home. They will also be assigned on Oxford Owl.

 

WCR: Our whole class reading lessons will mainly be based on books about Fairy Stories and Rhymes. In these lessons, the children will be taught and will use new, adventurous vocabulary. They will be encouraged to think about the text and use the text to help them answer questions.

 

Maths: We will be using Part Whole Models to help us add and subtract numbers to 10. We will look at fact families and number bonds to 10.

 

PE: In our dance lessons, the children will copy actions, repeat actions and skills  and  move with control and care.

 

PSHE: The children will learn how to stay safe in school, outside and at home. They will also look at how to keep themselves safe.

 

RSE:  The children will learn that they are cared for and kept safe in my family.

 

Science: In science lessons, we will be naming and describing the seasons, observing seasonal changes and how there’s more daylight in the summer.

 

Computing: The children will learn about coding, using Code Studio. The children also use technology to support other lessons.

 

Music: The children will think about ‘How does music tell stories from the past?’

 

Art: We will be studying the work of artist, Gustav Klimt.  The children will create a 3D version of his Tree of Life.

 

Geography: The children will look at how weather changes through the seasons, in the UK and around the world.

 

Philosophy For Children (P4C):During this term and throughout the year, your child will have the opportunity to give their thoughts on various topics. During the sessions we will be encouraging the children to understand, that as well as their opinion being valued, it is also important to respect the thoughts and opinions of others. The sessions are a time for discussion and debate and develop the children’s speaking and listening skills.

Autumn 1

 

Our first half term in 1M will be  exciting as we will be getting to know our new teachers, areas of the classroom and how we learn in year 1.

 

Our main priority is to ensure that our children feel happy, confident, safe and secure in school. The children will have lots of opportunity to talk, play and express their feelings.

This term our topic is toys.

We will be reading some fantastic fiction, non-fiction and poetry books about toys. We will predict what will happen, answer questions and compare them to other books. 

 

RE: Our first topic is Families. The children will talk about their family and the love and care shown within a family. They will understand that God loves and cares for every family.

 

English: We will be continuing with our Read, Write Inc lessons. Books linked to the sounds we have learned will be assigned on Oxford Owl.

 

Whole Class Reading: Our whole class reading lessons will mainly be based on books about toys. In these lessons, the children will be taught and will use new, adventurous vocabulary. They will be encouraged to think about the text and use the text to help them answer questions.

 

Maths: We will be learning about the different ways we can make numbers, use number lines and have even practice how to spell numbers to 10!

 

PE: The children will be given opportunities to learn and practise a variety of skills, including moving and stopping safely, throwing, catching and kicking.

 

PSHE: The children will explore their feelings and emotions. They will realise that there are a range of emotions and different ways and how to recognise them. The children will also talk about why the are specials and who is special to them.

 

We will also include some Philosophy for Children  (P4C) lessons. The children will have the opportunity to give their thoughts and opinions on certain topics as well as listen to and respect the opinions of others.

 

RSE:  The children will learn to recognise signs that they are loved by their family.

 

Science: In science lessons, we will be naming and describing materials as well as looking at the properties of the materials. We will look at lots of toys and the materials they are made from.

 

Computing: The children will learn about coding, using Code Studio.

 

Music: The children will learn a new song, Hey You! Hey You! is written in an Old-School Hip Hop style for children to learn about the differences between pulse, rhythm and pitch and to learn how to rap and enjoy it in its original form. As well as learning to sing, play, improvise and compose with this song, children will listen and appraise other Old-School Hip Hop tunes

 

Art: We will be studying the work of artist, Picasso.  The children will create a self portrait based upon his style.

 

History: History lessons will involve us looking at how toys have changed over time. It would help your child if they could talk to you or another family member about toys or games you used to play.

 

DT: Towards the end of the term, we will make a moving toy car in DT. We will learn about the axle, axle holder and the chassis and the part they play in making a vehicle move.

 

Philosophy For Children (P4C):During this term and throughout the year, your child will have the opportunity to give their thoughts on various topics. During the sessions we will be encouraging the children to understand, that as well as their opinion being valued, it is also important to respect the throughs and opinions of others. The sessions are a time for discussion and debate and develop the children’s speaking and listening skills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Half Term Reading

Below is a link to our Autumn Reading Bingo. We would like you to complete as many of the reading tasks as you can and share your completed bingo board with us on Twitter @ChrissiesSpeke.

You can access free online books by signing up at  www.readliverpool.co.uk 

Autumn Reading Bingo

English
Maths

Science

Year 1 curriculum overview

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