Friday 21st January 2022
It’s been another busy week of learning in Year 1. We had a great Victorian Workshop this week where we were looking at different roles for children. It was great to see the children engaged with this in school and virtually so that no one missed out!
In English, the children had a visitor come into class. The children wrote questions for Queen Victoria and she answered them to help them with writing fact files about her. Next week, the children will be pretending to be a Victorian child at work and writing about their job role and how it would have made them feel.
In Maths, the children have been learning how to partition their numbers to help them with addition and subtraction. Next week, we will be liking this learning with fact families.
In DT, the children made their Victorian sewing samplers.
Next week in Art, the children will be painting pictures of Victorian children at work and their Victorian self-portraits using Black and white tones.
In computing next week we will be using the program paint to write captions and draw pictures about Victorian Toys.
In PSHCE next week the children will be completing ‘PANTS’ lesson. Please see further information about this lesson below:
On Tuesday, we will be discussing the NSPCC’s Underwear Rule in our PSHE lesson.
During this lesson we will aim to teach the children the following important safety skills without giving explicit information. We will be teaching them the PANTs rule to keep our children safe.
PANTS stands for:
· Privates are private
· Always remember your body belongs to you
· No means no
· Talk about secrets that upset you
· Speak up, someone can help
The lessons will introduce a range of ideas, all delivered in a way that’s fully age appropriate. These include:
· your child’s right to say no to things that make them feel upset or uncomfortable
· naming parts of the body (using the correct scientific terminology)
· who your child can turn to if they ever feel upset or worried.
If you would like to know more about the NSPCC’s campaign and see how you can help keep your children safe in partnership with your child’s school, more information can be found at nspcc.org.uk/underwearrule
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your class teacher.
A gentle reminder to all that the spelling books should be treated like any other school book. Therefore, please look after these books by ensuring you complete your spellings on a weekly basis and with the best presentation possible. Please ensure you write in pencil only. Thank you.
Spellings are given out each Monday and need to be handed back and completed the following Monday. You will find the children’s spellings stuck into their spelling books. There is a prompt sheet in the front cover of their spelling books giving the children different ideas and strategies to help them with their spellings. If you need any assistance with this please speak to your class teacher.
If you would like to support your children with phonics to ensure that they are articulating their sounds correctly, please watch this video to support your child further:
For Maths, we have stuck in your child’s Numbots login details inside the cover of their reading record books. You can access numbots using this link below:
Please could you support your child with counting on from any given number within 20. Please encourage your children to put a number in their head and hold their fingers up to count on,
for example, 6+3= . Put the number 6 in your head, put 3 fingers up and count on like this, 6,7,8,9.
Here is the counting song to help you with this:
For Writing, please continue to practise letter and number formation at home to help support your child’s learning further. If you are going grocery shopping this week, please encourage your children to write your shopping list. Please encourage your child to use a pinch grip when holding a pencil. Thank you.
Reading- please encourage your children to read daily. You can also log in to bug club and access books online. Please find their login details inside your child’s reading record book. Thank you.
Please could your child bring the following with them to school:
- One healthy snack for them to eat during the day.
- Could all items of clothing and children’s belongings be named.
- All children need to bring in their trainers in a plastic bag, which will then be left at school. This is to enable the children to do the daily mile.
- Please can you make your child’s food choices at home with them. This will help ensure the morning time is used effectively for their learning.
- All children will have P.E. on Fridays, so they need to be wearing their P.E. kit to school. They can wear their school shoes to come to school in as their trainers will be kept at school. They don’t need to bring their uniform to change into.
- As we head into the winter months, please can children either wear or bring tracksuit bottoms with them on their PE days as we will be outside.
- Jungle explorer workshop (free) will be held week commencing 7/2/2022.
- Please remember to sign up to Showbie if you have not done so already. Thank you.
Year 1 Team
Curriculum maps will be revised half-termly in 2021-22.
Curriculum Information 2021-22
Year 1 Home Learning
To contact the Year 1 Team, please use this email address: email@example.com.
Click below go to the THPT Learning Resources page - various games and activities from across the curriculum:
https://www.sirlinkalot.org/ This spelling site is offering the opportunity for parents to download an app with a free subscription.
If you have an iPad please upload PocketPhonic Stories. This is an app that is excellent for teaching handwriting, phonics and reading. You will need to log in for your child but then they should be able to complete these on their own. There are certificates you can print off to motivate your child.