Our Talk 4 writing story this term is 'Taking Flight'. Follow the link below to watch the video:
Children to discuss their favourite part of the story and why they have chosen this part.
Starter: children to count from 1 - 20, forwards and backwards.
WALT: to find one more and one less.
RECAP on key vocabulary what is more/less. Share with an adult.
Children will be given a number 1 - 20. Children to then write what is one less than that number and one more. e.g. 10 = one less than 10 is 9
one more than 10 is 11
Repeat with other numbers.
Welcome to Year 1!
This page will provide information on this terms topic, links to the websites and important information and dates.
Rowan Class Birch Class
Mrs Hussain Miss Mathieson
Our topic for our first half term is
What is a family?
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 film story ‘Taking Flight’. We will make story maps, retell the story, complete writing about the story and much more!
adventure, diary, jungle
Have you ever been on an
This half term we are thinking a lot about
numbers—ordering them, recognising value and
sort, value, compare
Can you find a number
greater than/less than…?
This half term we will be learning all about our amazing bodies! Can you name all the parts of your body from head to toe?
body, vital organ, senses
Which is the most important part of your body? Why?
We will be talking our families and comparing them to other families around the world. We will also delve into our recent
family tree, history, the past
Where does my family come from?
We are focusing on families and the relationships that
exist within families. We will also explore different types of
What is a family?
This half term will be
exploring the Christian celebration of Baptism.
Alongside this we will discuss how different religions welcome babies into their faith.
Baptism, faith, welcome
What does it mean to belong?
Relax Kids resources
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.
Year 1 Clubs - Summer Term
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.
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