Curriculum Newsletter – September 2017
Welcome to Year 1
We start year 1 with the topic: My Family and My Home, Now and in the Past and will find out about family structures and compare how people lived in the past to how we live today. As the half term progresses we will explore the changing seasons and record our observations about the weather.
In numeracy, the focus is to secure our ability to count accurately and represent values using counters, fingers and Numicon imagery. We will cover areas such as estimating, comparing and reasoning about numbers as well as well as developing our use of mathematical language and ability to solve problems.
In literacy lessons, we will read and analyse familiar stories and write lists, labels and captions based on the texts we are reading. Children are encouraged to take part in drama activities to develop their confidence and understanding of story book characters and motives.
All children take part in Phonics lessons and Guided Reading sessions where they learn the important skills needed to understand and enjoy a range of texts.
Reading books will be changed once a week and book bags need to be in school every day. This is important because children use their reading books for a range of activities. Children need to read for at least 10 minutes each day at home with an adult.
ICT lessons will introduce children to laptops and a range of programs used in KS1.
PE will take place on Tuesday morning. Please remember to bring a PE kit to school with all items clearly labelled. It is fine for girls to wear leggings under their shorts.
Once we have settled into our new class, homework and spellings will be given out each week.
If you have any questions or need more information, please speak to a member of staff.
Thank you, from the Year 1 Team.