Year 1

Welcome to 1R. We are beginning the year with our first topic which is ‘All about me’. Our next topic is ‘Going Green’. In phonics we are recapping our phase 3 sounds and will be learning our phase 5 sounds. Once we have recapped our phase 3 sounds I will be sending home flash cards to allow the children to continue practising outside of school. We will have handwriting practise each week to encourage correctly formed and neat letters. Further practise at home will be fantastic. In literacy we are beginning our first text ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’. We will then move onto writing labels, captions, and instructions. In Autumn 2 we will start a range of different texts. In numeracy we are going to be very busy focusing on place value, addition, subtraction, shape and reasoning. PE will be on Monday and spelling tests will be every Thursday.

Our optional homework for our topic ‘All about me’ this half term is to create a timeline of themselves, including photographs. It can include photographs from birth until the present day, along with their favourite things.

Optional homework for our ‘Going green’ topic is to research and create a poster for recycling. Can you design a poster for a food, pink or black bin? What goes into each bin? This will help the children’s knowledge in preparation for our topic.