Welcome to Year 1!
Welcome to our Year 1 class page.
Our class teachers are:
Mrs I Hussain Mrs G Farrimond
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.
Autumn One - Me and My Amazing Body
As part of this topic we will be exploring at how plants grow.
In Topic children will be looking at toys in the present and toys in the past.
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?
Our British Value this half term is: Mutual Respect
Our Christian Value this half term is: Self Control
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 - Autumn Term
Gymnastics (Autumn 1)
Autumn One - Dates for your diary
Friday 13th September
Homework begins to be sent home (due back by the following Wednesday each week)
Tuesday 24th September
Pop UK Recording and Concert
Tuesday 1st October
Zoolab ‘My Body’ workshop for Year 1 children.
Friday 4th October
Harvest festival led by Year 4 in church.
Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 11th October
Tuesday 15th October
Family Meetings (3:30—5:30 pm)
Wednesday 16th October
Family Meetings (5 - 7 pm)
Thursday 17th October
EYFS Open day for new parents—please spread the word!
Friday 18th October
School closes for half term—3:15 pm
Monday 28th October
School re-opens - 8:45 am
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