The team is Miss Armitage, Miss Yates, and Mr Sutton.
Hello and Welcome to Autumn " in Year 1.
In Year 1, we work very hard on reading skills and phonics. A passion for reading is key to our children’s development as fluent readers and as learners in Geography, History and Science and the arts. Reading opens doors for our children! Year 1 children will read and listen to a wide range of stories each day in class.
This half-term our global learning theme is: Social Justice and Equity.
And our big question is: ‘Is life fair for everyone?’
The children will learn about life in a medieval castle and about the diversity between the way rich and poor people lived then and now. They will work on mapping skills and find out at first-hand, how people used to live.
In English, we will be writing a report all about castles.
In book study our key texts include:
What were castles for? by Phil Roxbee Cox.
Step inside Homes through History by Sarah Gibb.
Our PE days are Wednesdays and Fridays. Please make sure that all children are in the correct PE uniform, hair is tied back and they are not wearing jewellery. Homework will normally be given out on Fridays. Book bags must be returned to class on Fridays – with the reading book inside. We expect the children to read their book each day for a short time.
The books you are given are to be read throughout the week and a new book will be issued on Fridays.
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. This half-term we are learning about Kings and Queens and our Global Theme is ‘Power and Governance.’
Our first week is ‘Humanities Week’ where we will learn about how Darnall has changed in the last 50 years, through R.E, Geography and History lessons.
In English we will be learning about traditional tales including Cinderella, where we will write a new ending for the story. In Maths, we will be focussing on place value and addition and subtraction. In Book Study we will take on Cinderella, Sophia Valdez Future Prez, The Water Princess and Horrid Henry Meets the Queen amongst other reads. Science sees us learning about the body and its parts and the five senses.
Our PE days are Wednesdays and Fridays. 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.
Homework will normally be given out on Fridays. Book bags must be returned on Fridays. We expect the children to read their book each day for a short time. The books you are given will be read throughout the week and will be changed on Fridays.