Welcome to Year 1!
Welcome to our Year 1 class page.
Our class teachers are:
Mrs I Hussain Mrs N Master
1 Rowan 1 Birch
This Week's St Stephen's Star and Captain's Table Winners
Our 'Oscar Award' has changed! It is now called our 'St Stephens Star Award'. Children can earn this award by demonstrating our School Values. St Stephens Stars are easily recognisable as they will be allowed to wear a special St Stephens hoody for a week!
Captain's Table Winners are now chosen by the children to encourage children to recognise good behaviour and values in their peers.
Spring One - Polar Regions
As part of this topic we will be exploring different animals that live in the Arctic.
In Topic children will be looking at Antarctica and the Arctic.
Below are our interesting areas of focus for this half term in each subject. You will also find some Key Questions and Key Vocabulary to discuss with your child:
We will begin with the short story ‘Little penguin lost’. We will make story maps, retell the story, complete writing about the story and much more!
Snack, walrus, growled, wobbling, uphill
Have you ever been lost?
This half term we are thinking a lot about Addition and subtraction (within 20), Place Value (within 50)
sort, value, multiples
Can you find a number
greater than/less than…?
This half term we will be learning all about Arctic Animals and Classification.
amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals
Why can’t penguins fly?
Why are arctic animals white?
We will be talking about the Arctic/Antarctic and how it is changing.
sea, ocean, icebergs, coast, cliffs, mountains, hills
What type of clothes would be appropriate to wear in the Arctic?
We are focusing on developing friendships and the relationships that exist within friends.
Why do people make friends?
This half term will be exploring Jesus’ power and how and why Jesus was special.
What does it mean to belong?
Our British Value this half term is: Mutual Respect
Our Christian Value this half term is: Perseverance
These values are woven into our worship and our learning.
Year 1 Curriculum Map
Please have a look at our Year 1 Curriculum Map which will give you a detailed overview of our learning this year in all subject areas. It also gives you extra exciting information about any trips, visits and additional learning experiences the children will enjoy this year!
Some highlights from our Curriculum Maps include:
- Our trip to Church to meet with our vicar to discuss Baptism in Autumn term one.
- Our trip to Witton Park to explore the outdoors, work on our problem solving skills and build our confidence. This trip will take place on Thursday 7th May 2020.
Year 1 Clubs - Spring Term
Art Club (Spring 1)
Multi Sports Club (Spring 1)
Spring- 'Sticky' Knowledge Mats
Sticky knowledge mats are an indication of what the children are expected to know by the end of each topic.
Below are the sticky knowledge mats for Topic and Science for this half term.
Phonics and Literacy
We love to practise our phonics and literacy skills by singing along to our favourite Scratch Garden songs.
Learn about dividing words, making beats, and counting syllables with this super fun animation:
We use daily number songs to help us learn and recite our number bonds and facts. We love singing along and dancing to Jack Hartmann's counting songs!
Teach your children to count to 100 as they get some great exercise too. This cool kid-friendly song starts out with a message about staying healthy and fit and having fun counting to 100 together.
The following websites will help you to support your child's learning at home, using fun and interactive games and songs.
Year 1 Curriculum Newsletters - 2019/20