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Welcome to Year 1

Year 1

Welcome to the Year 1 page.  Our class teachers are Mrs Peck and Mrs Knott

Year 1 Routines

Staffing – Mrs Peck teaches the class Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning each week, and Mrs Knott teaches Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday. Miss Arundel is the Class Teaching Assistant and Mrs Smith supports the class.

Reading We listen to each child read in Guided Reading Groups at least once a week.  Each day the children take their independent reading books home as we encourage daily reading. A reading log is kept in their Reading Records so that we know when reading has been completed. In line with the new curriculum, we ask for independent reading books to be read twice before changing them. This is to develop fluency in reading and support comprehension skills. Reading books will be changed every Tuesday if books have been read twice and reading diaries completed.  To encourage reading at home, we have set a reading challenge in Year 1. We ask that every time you read with your child you sign the reading record.  Reading records are checked daily and for every signed entry your child will move up our reading ladder.  When they reach the top they are rewarded with a small prize.  

Spellings    Spellings are sent home on a Friday in the homework book and then checked on the following Thursday in a spelling test. Children will complete their spelling test in their homework book so this needs to be bought to school every Thursday.

Homework  Homework is sent home every Friday and to be returned the following Thursday.  In Year 1 we send home a practical maths exercise every week for you to complete with your child.

PE – PE is on Monday, Wednesday (only Term 1) and Thursday.  Children need a white t-shirt, dark shorts and plimsolls. In the colder months children can bring in a pair of dark jogging bottoms to wear.  Jewellery should not be worn for PE.  Earrings should therefore be removed for PE sessions or they will be taped over.

Topics – Our topics covered in Year 1 are:

Autumn 1/2

 The Circus is Coming to Town

Spring 1/2

Say Cheese (ICT)

Time Travellers

Summer 1/2

Our World

Year 1 Home Learning

Spring Term – Weeks 5 & 6

We have sent your child home with a plastic wallet. Your plastic wallet contains:

  • Additional reading books
  • An exercise book for your child to work in
  • Copies of English and Maths Independent Tasks
  • A number grid to 50
  • A handwriting style sheet
  • Year 1 Common Exception Words (CEWs) list
  • Phase 5 flashcards – to be cut up

 

We have put together a suggested timetable of activities covering basic alphabet practice, phonics, handwriting and number work which we would normally cover during the school day. All of these activities can be completed without needing to print any work.

These are short activities you can pick up and complete anytime during the day. In Year 1 we wouldn’t expect the children to sit for 1 hour without moving about, having a break and a snack and drink.

We understand that all children learn at different rates and have different abilities. Please feel free to adjust the activities to their individual abilities. For example: If your child is finding it a challenge to write 3 sentences then write less and likewise if it’s not challenging enough write more by encouraging them to include more detail.

Click this link for the suggested timetable of activities.

 

We have also provided a link to the Twinkl website we use in school. This link provides additional free home learning activities which may require you to print worksheets to complete the work.

Twinkl Website

 

These are uncertain times and we appreciate that being out of school is not ideal for all. Don’t forget to also enjoy spending quality time with your child and take the opportunity to explore life skills (gardening, baking) and have fun playing family games.

We hope to all be back in school very soon. Stay healthy and safe.

 

Week 2

Here is some additional information to help you with your Home Learning.

Week 2 – additional info

You can email us with any of your questions, queries or just to let us know how you are. We miss you and hope you are well. Stay positive!

Summer Term 1 –Weeks 1&2

Monday 20th April 2020

Dear Children and Parents/Carers

We hope you all had a fantastic Easter and the Easter bunny came to visit you!

Well, here we are at the start of what should be our Summer Term.  Unfortunately, we are not back in school where we would all like to be.  We have updated our website page to include some more English, Maths, Topic and Homework for the next two weeks.  We hope this will be of use to you.  Please don’t feel under pressure to make your child complete all activities, do what works best for you and your child.  We too are feeling the pressure of trying to home school children.  It’s not easy!

Remember you can contact us by sending us an email using the contact page.  We would really love to hear from you.  We miss you all and it would be great to hear what you have been doing.

 

Homework – Weeks 1 & 2

Homework is set in the same format as usual. Spellings to be practised and then tested on at home are included. There is also a Maths Task and 1 other Task to complete over the week.

Y1 homework Summer Term Week 1 20th April

Y1 homework Summer Term Week 2 27th April

 

Maths – Weeks 1 & 2

  • Counting – Start with a counting exercise. This term we would be using numbers up to 100.  Keep practising counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10.
  • Quick recall of number bonds to 10 and within 10.
  • Maths independent task – one per day – click the link below

Y1 Daily Maths Tasks Summer Term weeks 1 & 2

  • Short daily lessonshttps://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ Complete the learning video first and then work through the questions with your child. Use equipment to help you and think of additional similar examples if needed. It may be possible to answers the questions without needing to print out.

 

English – Weeks 1 & 2

  • Alphabet – Continue to practise the alphabet, where needed. This is a good time to practise handwriting as well – refer to the handwriting style sheet to help you form the letters correctly.
  • Phonics – Continue to use the flashcards and practise reading and spelling words using these sounds. The Twinkl website https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub are providing daily phonics sessions that might be of interest to the children.
  • Independent task – one per day – click the link below

Y1 Daily English Tasks Summer Term weeks 1 & 2

  • Short daily lessons – click on the links below for the English tasks for week 1 and week 2

Week 1 – Y1 English tasks week 1

Week 2 – Y1 English tasks week 2

Animal Fact Files – Animal Fact Files

The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust website page is worth a look! https://www.lincstrust.org.uk/wildlife-explorer

 

 Challenges

We have set some challenges for you to complete. Pick a challenge and have a go! Good luck!

Challenges week 1 & 2

 

Summer Term 1 –Weeks 3&4

Monday 4th May 2020

Dear Children and Parents/Carers

We hope you are all well and keeping busy at home inside and outside. It is a lovely time of year to stop and take notice of your environment. If any of you have planted seeds, hopefully you are now watching them grow!

We have updated our website page to include some more English, Maths, Topic and Homework for the next two weeks. We hope this will be of use to you. We want you to know that there is not any pressure to make your child complete all activities, do what works best for you and your child. Short activities spread out over the day are a great way to help with motivation and concentration. You can always break up learning activities with physical activities and having a snack and story.

Remember you can contact us by sending us an email using the contact page. We would really love to hear from you. We miss you all and it would be great to hear what you have been doing.

 

Homework – Weeks 3 & 4

Homework is set in the same format as usual. Spellings to be practised and then tested on at home are included. There is also a Maths Task and 1 other Task to complete over the week.

Week 3 Y1 hw Summer Term Week 3 4th May

Week 4 Y1 hw Summer Term Week 4 11th May

 

Maths – Weeks 3 & 4

  • Counting – Start with a counting exercise. Practise finding, reading and writing 2-digit numbers up to 100. Put objects in groups of 2 and count how many there are by counting in steps of 2. Repeat this with groups of 5 and groups of 10.
  • Quick recall of number bonds to 10 and within 10 – How is this going? Do you have quick recall of number bonds?
  • Maths independent task – one per day – Y1 Maths daily independent tasks wks 3-4
  • Short daily lessonshttps://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ Complete the learning video first and then work through the questions with your child. Use equipment to help you and think of additional similar examples if needed. It may be possible to answers the questions without needing to print out.

 

English – Weeks 3 & 4

  • Alphabet – Continue to practise the alphabet, where needed. This is a good time to practise handwriting as well – refer to the handwriting style sheet to help you form the letters correctly.
  • Phonics – Continue to use the flashcards and practise reading and spelling words using these sounds. The Twinkl website https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub are providing daily phonics sessions that might be of interest to the children. Use Phonics Play games as well to practise reading real and alien words.
  • Independent task – one per day Y1 English daily independent tasks wk 3-4
  • Short daily lessons – click on the links below for the English tasks for week 3 and week 4

Week 3 – Y1 English tasks week 3

The Cautious Caterpillar story powerpoint

The Cautious Caterpillar questions to answer

Week 4 – Y1 English tasks week 4

The butterfly life cycle powerpoint

Reading comprehension life cycle of butterfly

 

 Challenges

We have set some challenges for you to complete. Pick a challenge and have a go! Good luck!

Challenges-week-3-4

 

Summer Term 1 – Week 5

Monday 18th May

Dear Children and Parents/Carers

We hope you are all well at home and still finding plenty to keep you busy.

We have updated the website page with work for what would have been our last week in Term 5. As always, there is no pressure to complete everything set. Do what works best for you and your child. Next week is half term so please enjoy a break from home learning.

It has been a pleasure to be able to speak to so many parents and children over the last few weeks. We have also enjoyed hearing from some of you via email where you have shared examples of work and let us know what you have been doing. You all sound like you are doing an amazing job at home and we thank you for your support.

We really miss you Year 1!

 

Homework – Week 5

Homework is set in the same format as usual. Spellings are to be practised and then tested on at home. There is also a Maths Task and 1 other Task to complete over the week.

Y1 hw Summer Term Week 5 18th May

Y1 7 Continents labelling activity

 

Maths – Week 5

  • Counting – Start with a counting exercise. Practise finding, reading and writing 2-digit numbers up to 100. Put objects in groups of 2 and count how many there are by counting in steps of 2. Repeat this with groups of 5 and groups of 10.
  • Quick recall of number bonds to 10 and within 10
  • Use number bonds to 10 to help you find number bonds to 20 – if you know that 6 + 4 = 10 you can use this knowledge to help you find 16 + 4 = 20 by adding 1 Ten.
  • Maths independent task – one per day – Y1 Maths independent tasks wk5
  •  Short Daily Lessons – refer to the https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize for Year 1 Maths lessons.  We at home have found this website really useful and know that some of you are already using it to find tasks for your children. Just select Year 1 and it will give you a daily Maths lesson.

 

English – Week 5

  • Alphabet – Continue to practise the alphabet, where needed. This is a good time to practise handwriting as well – refer to the handwriting style sheet to help you form the letters correctly.
  • Phonics – Continue to use the flashcards and practise reading and spelling words using these sounds. The Twinkl website https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub are providing daily phonics sessions that might be of interest to the children. Use Phonics Play games as well to practise reading real and alien words. Click the link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdfr92p for an English task on using Phonics Skills.
  • Common Exception Words Spellings – Now would be a good time to check if you can read and spell all the Year 1 Common Exception Words. Make a list of any you are finding tricky and focus on these this week
  • Independent task – one per day – Y1 English independent tasks wk 5
  • Short Daily Lessons – refer to the https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize for Year 1 English lessons. Just select Year 1 and it will give you a daily English lesson.

 

Use www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize for some Topic tasks as well this week. We have liked the variety of tasks provided.

 

Here are a list of websites that you may also find interesting:

National Geographic Kids https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Nature activities https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/03/kids-nature-activities-self-isolation/

RSPCA https://education.rspca.org.uk/

San Diego Zoo https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/animals

Switch Zoo https://switchzoo.com/

 

Summer Term 2 – Weeks 1&2

Monday 1st June

Dear Children and Parents/Carers

We hope you have enjoyed a lovely relaxing Half Term and continue to keep safe. Isn’t it nice that the weather continues to be very kind to us all!

This is the start of our last term with you in Year 1. We couldn’t have imagined or wanted some of this time to pass by in this way. It has been very strange and emotional for us all and we look forward to things getting back to a new normal.

We have added some more home learning for the next 2 weeks but, as always, there is no pressure to complete everything set. Please do what works best for you and your child.

We look forward to seeing some of you this week and speaking to the rest of you on the phone over the next few weeks. Please remember you can contact us via email. We really do enjoy hearing from you.

Keep busy, stay healthy and enjoy this time together.

 

Homework – Weeks 1&2

Homework is set in the same format as usual. Spellings are to be practised and then tested on at home. There is also a Maths Task and 1 other Task to complete over the week.

Y1 hw Summer Term 2 Week 1 1st June

Y1 hw Summer Term 2 Week 2 8th June

 

Maths – Weeks 1&2

  • Counting – Start with a counting exercise. Practise finding, reading and writing 2-digit numbers up to 100.  Can you say 1 more and 1 less than numbers up to 100? Count in steps of 2, 5 and 10 forwards and backwards.
  • Quick recall of number bonds to 10 and within 10 – Use https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button to practise recalling number bonds.
  • Use number bonds to 10 to help you find number bonds to 20 – if you know that 6 + 4 = 10 you can use this knowledge to help you find 16 + 4 = 20 by adding 1 Ten.
  • Practise reading the time to the hour and half hour – use analogue and digital clocks.
  • Maths independent task – one per day – Maths independent home learning Summer 2 WK 1&2
  •  Short Daily Lessons – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ Complete the learning video first and then work through the questions with your child. Use equipment to help you and think of additional similar examples if needed. If you require help accessing the questions please contact us via email.

 

English – Weeks 1&2

  • Alphabet – Continue to practise the alphabet, where needed. This is a good time to practise handwriting as well – refer to the handwriting style sheet to help you form lowercase and capital letters correctly.
  • Phonics – Continue to use the flashcards and practise reading and spelling words using these sounds. Use Phonics Play games as well to practise reading real and alien words. Click the bitesize link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdfr92p for an English task on using Phonics Skills.
  • Common Exception Words Spellings – Continue to practise reading and spelling all the Year 1 Common Exception Words. Make a list of any you are finding tricky and focus on these this week. You can extend this learning by using the Common Exception Words in sentences – remember to include capital letters and the correct punctuation!
  • Independent task – one per day – English independent home learning Summer 2 WK 1&2
  • Short Daily Lessons – We have prepared 5 tasks for week 1 and 5 tasks for week 2 – 1 to be completed per day.

English Tasks Week 1 – Summer Term 2 – English Tasks WK 1

English Tasks Week 2 – Summer Term 2 – English Tasks Wk 2

 

Summer Term 2 – Weeks 3&4

Monday 15th June

Dear Children and Parents/Carers

We hope you are all well and enjoying the last term being in Year 1!

There is some more home learning for the next 2 weeks but, as always, there is no pressure to complete everything set. Please do what works best for you and your child.

It was lovely to speak to so many of you over the past few weeks. For those of you who we didn’t speak to, we hope you are keeping well and please remember you can contact us via email with any questions or to share with us what you have been doing. It is always a lovely surprise to see an email from someone in Year 1!

 

Homework – Weeks 3&4

Homework is set in the same format as usual. Spellings are to be practised and then tested on at home. There is also a Maths Task and 1 other Task to complete over the week.

Y1 hw Summer Term 2 Week 3 15th June               Y1 Maths Homework wk 3

Y1 hw Summer Term 2 Week 4 22nd June

 

Maths – Weeks 3&4

  • Counting – Start with a counting exercise. Practise finding, reading and writing 2-digit numbers up to 100.  Can you say 1 more and 1 less than numbers up to 100? Count in steps of 2, 5 and 10 forwards and backwards.
  • Quick recall of number bonds to 10 and within 10 – How are you getting on? Practise makes perfect!Use https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button to practise recalling number bonds.
  • Use number bonds to 10 to help you find number bonds to 20 – if you know that 6 + 4 = 10 you can use this knowledge to help you find 16 + 4 = 20 by adding 1 Ten.
  • Practise reading the time to the hour and half hour – use analogue and digital clocks.
  • Money – practise recognising coins and adding the value of 2 or 3 coins. You could make a shop in your house to practise adding coins to make amounts!
  • Maths independent task – one per day – Maths independent home learning Summer 2 WK 3&4
  •  Short Daily Lessons – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ Complete the learning video first and then work through the questions with your child. Use equipment to help you and think of additional similar examples if needed. If you require help accessing the questions please contact us via email.

 

English – Weeks 3&4

  • Alphabet – Continue to practise the alphabet, where needed. This is a good time to practise handwriting as well – refer to the handwriting style sheet to help you form lowercase and capital letters correctly. Alphabet bingo with a partner is fun – choose 6 letters of the alphabet and an adult could call out different letters and if one of your letters is chosen, cross it off. Remember to shout ‘Bingo’ if you cross off all your letters!
  • Phonics – Continue to use the flashcards and practise reading and spelling words using these sounds. Use Phonics Play games as well to practise reading real and alien words. Click the bitesize link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdfr92p for an English task on using Phonics Skills.
  • Common Exception Words Spellings – Continue to practise reading and spelling all the Year 1 Common Exception Words. Make a list of any you are finding tricky and focus on these this week. You can extend this learning by using the Common Exception Words in sentences – remember to include capital letters and the correct punctuation!
  • Independent task – one per day – English independent home learning Summer 2 WK 3&4
  • Short Daily Lessons – We have prepared 5 tasks for week 1 and 5 tasks for week 2 – 1 to be completed per day.

English wk 3 – 4

Emperor Penguin Reading Comprehension – 3 ability questions

 

Summer Term 2 – Weeks 5&6

Monday 29th June

Dear Children and Parents/Carers,

The Summer Term is now in full swing and we hope you continue to stay safe and well.

As before there is some more home learning for the next 2 weeks. There is not any pressure to complete all the tasks set – complete the work that is best for you and your child.

We welcome your emails about what you have been doing or if you have any questions.

 

Homework – Weeks 5&6

Spellings are to be practised and then tested on at home. There is also a Maths Task and 1 other Task to complete over the week.

Y1 hw Summer Term 2 Week 5 29th June

Y1 hw Summer Term 2 Week 6 6th July           Honeybee Reading Comprehension Pack

 

Maths – Weeks 5&6

  • Counting – Start with a counting exercise. Practise finding, reading and writing 2-digit numbers up to 100.  Can you say 1 more and 1 less than numbers up to 100? Count in steps of 2, 5 and 10 forwards and backwards.
  • Quick recall of number bonds to 10 and within 10 – How are you getting on? Practise makes perfect!Use https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button to practise recalling number bonds.
  • Use number bonds to 10 to help you find number bonds to 20 – if you know that 6 + 4 = 10 you can use this knowledge to help you find 16 + 4 = 20 by adding 1 Ten.
  • Practise reading the time to the hour and half hour – use analogue and digital clocks.
  • Money – practise recognising coins and adding the value of 2 or 3 coins. You could make a shop in your house to practise adding coins to make amounts!
  • Position and Direction – Practise turning half and quarter turns to the right and left. Can you turn clockwise a quarter turn? Can you turn anti-clockwise a half turn?
  • Maths independent task – one per day – Maths independent home learning Summer 2 wk 5 & 6
  •  Short Daily Lessons – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ Complete the learning video first and then work through the questions with your child. Use equipment to help you and think of additional similar examples if needed. If you require help accessing the questions please contact us via email.

English – Weeks 5&6

  • Alphabet – Continue to practise the alphabet, where needed. This is a good time to practise handwriting as well – refer to the handwriting style sheet to help you form lowercase and capital letters correctly. Alphabet bingo with a partner is fun – choose 6 letters of the alphabet and an adult could call out different letters and if one of your letters is chosen, cross it off. Remember to shout ‘Bingo’ if you cross off all your letters!
  • Phonics – Continue to use the flashcards and practise reading and spelling words using these sounds. Use Phonics Play games as well to practise reading real and alien words. Click the bitesize link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdfr92p for an English task on using Phonics Skills.
  • Common Exception Words Spellings – Continue to practise reading and spelling all the Year 1 Common Exception Words. Make a list of any you are finding tricky and focus on these this week. You can extend this learning by using the Common Exception Words in sentences – remember to include capital letters and the correct punctuation!
  • Independent task – one per day – English independent home learning Summer 2 wk 5 & 6
  • Short Daily Lessons – We have prepared 5 tasks for week 1 and 5 tasks for week 2 – 1 to be completed per day.    English wk 5-6

 

Please contact us with any questions or if you’d just like to share with us some super home learning that you have done!

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