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Welcome to Year 1!

   The team is Miss Simpson,  Mrs Tasker, Miss Bibi, Miss Ball, Miss Nicula & Miss Qadoos. 

                                                        

                                  

Welcome to Year 1’s page.

 

Spring 2

We have an exciting half term ahead of us. There are six weeks which will be full of first hand experiences to support the children’s learning. Reading continues to be a focus and it is great to see the children develop a love of books. In class they vote for our daily story and the children become very excited about the books they choose.

Global theme: Peace and Conflict

The children are taught to think about the peace and conflict in their own lives. How do they get on with each other and what happens when they fall out with their friends?

How can people change the world?

Our focus in history will continue to be all about significant people who have changed the lives for others. We will focus on Rosa Parks and her determination to make things equal for people with coloured skin. We will also learn about the history of cars and how they have changed over the years.  In Geography, we will continue to revise the countries and capital cities of the UK. The children will also learn about the hotter parts of the world. They will explore the different climates, why it is hot there and which animals can survive in those places.

English

In English we will be reading Jack’s Amazing Shadow by  Tom Percival. In this story Jack falls out with his shadow as it is always getting him into trouble. As the story continues he realises that he needs his shadow and makes amends. The book beautifully supports our global learning theme. We will continue to use transcription and ensure sentence basics are used more accurately and consistently – full stops, capital letters and finger spaces. Handwriting and letter formation remains a big focus.  Book Study lessons will see us read an explore Lubna and Pebble, Growing good, Lila and the secret of rain and farmer duck.

 

           

 

Maths

In maths, we will revisit basic addition and subtraction within 20 and focus on place value within 50. Children will learn the value of ‘tens’ and ‘ones’ in a 2-digit number (eg. 15 = one ten and 5 ones). We will also begin to learn about money and telling the time. Problem solving and reasoning are key skills to help Year 1 children evolve and deepen their maths skills.  We will learn continue to practice number bonds to ten and will use these skills to answer word problems.

 

Science

In science we will be learning about spring, common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees. To support the children’s learning we will be visiting a walled garden in Hillsborough park and growing things in our outdoor area. We will be focusing on a tree and flower of the week, these will be put on Class dojo and would greatly appreciate it if you help your child look for them in the local area. 

 

Visits

We will continue to visit Darnall library to ignite children’s love for reading.

Hillsborough park walled garden- Wednesday 28th February, letters will be sent out after the holidays.

 

Home Learning

Reading is the most important thing you can do to help your child learn. Every Friday we will change the children’s reading books.

 

For your information

 

Please ensure your child has their book bag and water bottle in school every day.

 

PE days are Mondays and Tuesday (class 3)/Tuesday and Wednesday (class 4). Please make sure that all children are in the correct P.E uniform, hair is tied up and they are not wearing jewellery. The children should come to school wearing their PE uniform on PE days.

As part of Readmore@Phillimore on Wednesdays we will be holding a library day. Children who have their book bag will be able to borrow a book.

                                                                              

Family story time is every Friday at 2:55, please come to your child’s classroom to enjoy a story with us all.

Date for your diary:

  • Wednesday 28th February- Hillsborough walled garden
  • Wednesday 6th March, class 3 visit Darnall Library
  • Thursday 8th March- World Book Day
  • Wednesday 13th March, class 4 visit Darnall Library

Welcome to Year 1’s page

 

Spring 1

 

Spring 1’s half-term is a much shorter one, but it is still very busy with lots of exciting first-hand experiences throughout the curriculum. We will be visiting Darnall library again to promote a real love for reading. We also have a visit from the cast of Robin Hood who will be performing for us in school. This half term sees us immerse in all things space as we focus on this throughout English, Science and History.

Global theme: Human Rights.

How can people change the world?

Our focus in history will be all about significant people who have changed the lives for others. We will focus on Helen Sharman and the International Space Station. We will learn about what it was like on the International Space station and create a timeline of all her achievements. In Geography, we will continue to revise the countries and capital cities of the UK and learn about the North and South Pole and its environment. We will continue to study Antarctica in more detail and create a map showing its key features.

English

In English we will be reading The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield and using this as our stimulus to write our own narrative. Inspired by Chris's decision to become an astronaut after watching the Apollo 11 moon landing at age nine, The Darkest Dark is an inspiring story about facing your fears and following your dreams. We will continue to use transcription and ensure sentence basics are used more accurately and consistently – full stops, capital letters and finger spaces. Handwriting and letter formation remains a big focus.  Book Study lessons will see us read an explore The Journey, The Colour of Home, My Little Book of Big Freedoms and The Man on the Moon.

     

             

 

Maths

In maths, we will revisit basic addition and subtraction within 20 and focus on place value within 50. Children will learn the value of ‘tens’ and ‘ones’ in a 2-digit number (eg. 15 = one ten and 5 ones). They will use this to help them to add and subtract 2 digit numbers. Problem solving and reasoning are key skills to help Year 1 children evolve and deepen their maths skills.  We will learn continue to practice number bonds to ten and will use these skills to answer word problems.

Science

In science we will learn about the seasons and extend our skills to understand why the weather varies across the seasons and understand that the length of light hour varies too. We will be able to describe the basic movements of the Earth in space and know that the Earth travels around the sun in one year. 

 

Visits

We will continue to visit Darnall library to ignite children’s love for reading.

 

Home Learning

Reading is the most important thing you can do to help your child learn. Every Friday we will change the children’s reading books.

 

For your information

 

Please ensure your child has their book bag and water bottle in school every day.

 

PE days are Mondays and Tuesday (class 3)/Tuesday and Wednesday (class 4). Please make sure that all children are in the correct P.E uniform, hair is tied up and they are not wearing jewellery. The children should come to school wearing their PE uniform on PE days.

As part of Readmore@Phillimore on Wednesdays  we will be holding a library day. Children who have their book bag will be able to borrow a book.

                                                                           

Family story time is every Friday at 2:55, please come to your child’s classroom to enjoy a story with us all.

Date for your diary:

  • 24th January – Pantomime
  • 29th January – Class 3 Darnall Library
  • 5th February – Class 4 Darnall Library

 

Welcome to Year 1’s page.

 

Autumn 2’s half-term is a very busy one, with lots of exciting visits this half term. We will be visiting Conisbrough castle, the Crucible, the cinema, and the library. We will continue to learn through exciting first-hand experiences throughout the curriculum.

Global theme: Power and Governance

How can we make things fair for everyone?

Our focus in history and geography  will be learning about how people lived in the past. We will be learning about the houses of poor and wealthy people through time and about life in a Medieval castle. We will also be looking at how houses have changed in our local area over time. In Geography we will continue to learn about the countries in the United Kingdom. We will focus on the capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas.

English

In English we will be learning about castles and writing a description about them and who used to live there. The children will develop their knowledge of the key features and purpose of castles. As readers, we will be looking at books which are all about castles ‘The Story of Castles’ and ‘Peep inside the Castle.’ These books both focus on knights, treasure, grand feasts, and all things castles. We will be reading Emmanuel’s dream during book study which focuses on our global theme for this half term.

 

            

 

Maths

In maths, we will be learning to add and subtract numbers within 20 - moving from practical methods to pictorial methods and then onto ‘adding on’ in our heads. We will learn to use number bonds to ten and will use these skills to answer word problems.  The children will learn to recognise and sort 2d and 3d shapes and begin work on place value – recognising tens and ones in 2-digit numbers.

Science

Our Science lessons will teach us about materials and their properties. Exploring how materials are made and which materials are useful for different real-world purposes.

 

Visits

We will be visiting Conisbrough Castle which links to our English and History topics. We will also be going to the Crucible for an exciting opportunity to join in with the fun and engaging music in the round performance.

 

Home Learning

Reading is the most important thing you can do to help your child learn. Every Friday we will change the children’s reading books.

 

For your information

 

Please ensure your child has their book bag and water bottle in school every day.

 

PE days are Mondays and Tuesday (class 3)/Tuesday and Wednesday (class 4). Please make sure that all children are in the correct P.E uniform, hair is tied up and they are not wearing jewellery. The children should come to school wearing their PE uniform on PE days.

As part of Readmore@Phillimore on Wednesdays  we will be holding a library day. Children who have their book bag will be able to borrow a book.

 

 

Family story time is every Friday at 2:55, please come to your child’s classroom to enjoy a story with us all.

Dates for your diary

Tuesday 31st October – Conisbrough Castle

Wednesday 8th November - Cinema

Thursday 9th November – Music in the round

Every Friday at 2:55 – family story

W/C 6th November – Parent’s Evening

Christmas performance – To be confirmed

 

Autumn 1’s half-term is a very busy one, where the children will settle in and begin to transition from a play-based Early Years Curriculum while keeping all the elements that make learning fun and engaging.

Global theme: Power and Governance

How can we make things fair for everyone?

Our focus in history and geography will be learning about our local area. Where is Darnall within Sheffield, England and the UK? The children will be learning about how things have changed in our homes over time. Have telephones always been the same? We will also be focussing on the history of toys. At the end of the half term we will use what we have learnt to make a suitcase of our favourite toys from history.

English

In English we will be learning about traditional tales including Cinderella, where we will writing the ending of the story. In book study we will be reading: The Water Princess and That Rabbit belongs to Emily Brown.

                      

 

Maths

In maths we will be focusing on place value to 50 and addition and subtraction.

Science

Our Science lessons will teach us about our bodies and how our senses help us to enjoy the world around us.

 

Visits

We will be visiting High Hazels Park at the end of the half term, this will help us learn about the geography of our local area and how things change in the Autumn.

 

Home Learning

Reading is the most important thing you can do to help your child learn. Every Friday we will change the children’s reading books.

 

 

For your information

 

Please ensure your child has their book bag and water bottle in school every day.

 

PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. Please make sure that all children are in the correct P.E uniform, hair is tied up and they are not wearing jewellery. The children should come to school wearing their PE uniform on PE days.

As part of Readmore@Phillimore on Wednesdays  we will be holding a library day. Children who have their book bag will be able to borrow a book.

                                                        

 

Family story time is every Friday at 2:55, please come to your child’s classroom to enjoy a story with us all.

Dates for your diary

Tuesday 5th September 2023- children return to school

Wednesday 6th September 2023- meet the teacher, please come to your child’s classroom when you bring them to school in the morning.

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