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Year 1 Curriculum

Year 1 Curriculum

Class Teacher - Mrs N. Ellerington and Miss M. Bowen

Teaching Assistants

 - Mrs M Bird

 - Mrs L Bentley

 - Mrs D Extance

Summer Term 2018

The theme for our final term in Year 1 is All Around the World. In English we will be looking at fictional stories, storytelling, poetry and non-fiction.  We will develop our Maths skills by looking at place value, the four number operations, fractions, position and direction, money, time and solving problems. In Science we will be studying Seasons, Plants and Types of Animals. We will be finding out about our local area in Geography and in History we will study John Constable. We will also be looking at Landscapes and Cityscapes. For further information regarding the topics, please view our curriculum map on our website.

Homework

This continues to be set on a Friday, to be handed in the following Wednesday.  We would also like to take this opportunity to remind you how vital it is that you continue to read with your child at home.  We hope that children are given every opportunity to not only apply and cement their phonics learning, but also foster a life-long love of reading.  This will only happen if they are given regular opportunities to read – preferably at least 5 times a week.  Please do sign their reading record, so they can get their bookworm stamp and sticker if they read 5 times. Here are some questions you can ask your child to support them with their reading comprehension:

  • What is going on in this picture?
  • How is the character feeling?
  • What is the character doing?
  • What do you think will happen next?
  • Can you think of another word for _____?

 For more examples of questions please refer to the Reading Booklet on our website.

Do also remember to look at your child’s chosen library book and ensure it is in their bag ready for them to change on a Wednesday.

P.E./Swimming

PE takes place every Friday and swimming on a Thursday, so please ensure that your child has the appropriate kit, including shorts for boys and swimming costumes for girls (no bikinis please) and a swimming cap and towel. Goggles are optional but should be clearly labelled with name and year group. All students must remove their own earrings for these sessions and hair tied back.  Weather permitting, PE will be outdoors when possible and as the weather can still be cold please provide children with a tracksuit top, tracksuit bottoms and suitable footwear.

Water

As the weather gets warmer, can we remind you that children must have a clearly labelled bottle of water every day.  Children can use the water fountains during break and lunch times but it is important that they have access to water in class.

Labels

Last term, we had many issues with lost clothing.  This always gets worse in the summer term as jumpers are often taken off and misplaced, so this really is the time to check the labels as nobody wants to be replacing jumpers at this time of year!

We will let you know information about our class trip as soon as we can.

We are all looking forward to a thrilling Summer term in Year 1!  If you have questions concerning any of the above, or wish to meet with either of us regarding your child, please make an appointment at the school office.

Year 1 Curriculum Map 2017 to 2018