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Alfred Salter Primary School

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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

 

Our teachers:

Indigo Class:      Louisa

Amethyst Class: Carol

Sheila (Cover Supervisor)

Our routines:

P.E. -

Thursdays

Indigo - Indoor

Amethyst -Outdoor

 

Fridays

Indigo - Outdoor

Amethyst -Indoor

 

 

Spellings

Spellings will be given out on Mondays.

Spelling Tests will be on Fridays. 

 

Home Reading Books:

These will be changed on a Wednesday

 

About our class:

Year One is an exciting year where we begin to explore other areas of our creative curriculum.


We enjoy lots of fun in English and Mathematics where we learn through drama and challenging practical activities.

We focus on our writing skills and expand our love for reading by taking books home to share with our parents and carers.

During Year One we enjoy participating in many subjects such as art, music, drama and P.E. The children get to express their personality and develop lifelong skills.

Throughout the year we have the opportunity to go on trips and outings to support our learning.

 

 

The Tower of London 15th November 2019

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Week beginning 18th November 2019

 

Spellings -

 

three

please

she

tummy

could

house

The sounds for this week are;  ee, ea, e, y.

 

 

Maths

This week we are focusing on shapes, we will be identifying the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. We will be going on a shape hunt around the school to identify 2D and 3D shapes in our environment. This is a fabulous opportunity when you are out and about this week to point out 2D and 3D shapes outside. 

 

English

This week we will be learning to write our own stories. We will be using all the information we have learnt this term to write stories about Bob the astronaut. 

Week beginning 4th November 2019

 

In preparation for our upcoming trip to the Tower of London please practice using an escalator with your child as often as possible. 

 

Spellings -

champ

neck

pebble

dull

mum

saw

 

The sounds for this week are;  ck, ll, bb, ch

 

 

Maths

This week we are focusing on subtraction. We will be focusing on numbers getting smaller as we take amounts away from the whole number. We will be learning to subtract as a Maths story, for example, first there were 5 birds. Then 2 flew away. Now there are 3 birds. 

 

English

This week during our lessons about Beegu, we will be talking about how the main character in the story is feeling. We will be talking about how we feel on the inside and what we show on the outside. 

Week beginning 29th October 2019

 

In preparation for our upcoming trip to the Tower of London please practice using an escalator with your child as often as possible. 

 

Spellings -

rattle

mumble

lamp

chill

they

want

 

The sounds for this week are;  tt, le, l, ll

 

 

Maths

This week we are focusing on addition. We will be considering alternative words for addition such as greater than, altogether and more. We will be making addition stories to help us to add. This week when you are out shopping maybe your child could collect items and count them altogether. 

 

English

We are learning the story Beegu, a little yellow alien stranded on Earth after her spaceship crashed. This is a good opportunity for you to talk to your child about what to do if they get lost and ensure that they know safe people to talk to and to give their details to. 

Week beginning 17th June 2019

 

This week is Health and Wellbeing week!

On Friday we have a class HIIT session in the morning. In order to be able to make the most of this session please could Indigo class arrive into school in their PE kits. They will need to bring their uniform into school so they can change afterwards.

 

 

Spellings - to be tested 21.6.19

 

The sounds for this week are;   ie, ew, ai,  ur

 

few

sprained

furry

tried

chewing

water

 

Maths

This week we are looking at measuring both length and height. We will be consolidating the language of longer, shorter, taller and smaller. Perhaps you could take a look around your environment and try to use this language when describing things e.g. the tree is taller than the fence.

 

English

As part of Health and Wellbeing week we are going to be writing reports on how to stay healthy and why it is important. 

Week beginning 3rd June 2019

 

Spellings - to be tested 7.6.19

 

The sounds for this week are;  ure  ir  au  u-e

 

 

August

capture

skirt

flute

where

house

 

 

Next week it is the phonics tests.

Please also focus on the consonant clusters, making sure these are blended together (they shouldn't be sounded separately).

 

Examples of these are;  str  ,  spr  ,  st  ,  bl  ,  gr  ,  gl  ,  mp  ,  nt

 

 

Maths

 

In Maths this week we are looking at place value and number sequences.

To help with this skill you could practice the 2, 5, and 10 times tables at home.

 

There are also some good online games to help:

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/place-value-basketball

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

 

English

 

For the next few weeks we will be learning about poetry, with a focus on seaside poetry.

Have you ever visited the seaside in Britain? What was it like? 

Try to think about your senses at the seaside - what did you smell, hear, taste, touch, and see?

 

Week beginning 3rd December 2018

 

In English we have been learning about the story Beegu. We have acted out the story, exploring the many different feelings that Beegu has throughout his journey. Beegu visited our classroom and we even got to interview him!

We have also had our first Shakespeare's Globe workshop. We learned all about the Winter's Tale story by WIlliam Shakespeare. We acted like sovereigns (it made our arms hurt when we had to hold the heavy crowns on our heads!) and we created friendship statues with our bodies. We can't wait for next week when we find out what will happen to Hermione after Leontes got "too hot, too hot!".

 

In Mathematics, the children have been working on addition. We have been looking at different ways to add - numicon, tens frames, objects and number lines. We have looked at addition word problems, learning different words that give us a clue that the operation is addition (total, altogether etc).

 

We have been working hard on learning our number bonds to 10 and 20 off by heart. Here is a link where they can practise these. Remember, if you you are doing your bonds to 10 you can use your 10 fingers to help you!

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 

 

Next week, we will be learning more about the stories Beegu and The WInter's Tale as well as developing our subtraction skills.

 

 

 

 

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