Welcome to Year 1
In Year 1 the staff members are dedicated to ensure children are inspired to reach their full potential. We enjoy doing our learning through a wide range of activities. Children enjoy participating in lots of practical learning both indoors and outdoors.
IT – Mrs Hewitson is our teacher, Mrs Winterburn and Miss Douthwaite are our teaching assistants.
IH – Mrs Morton is our teacher, Mrs Howell, Mrs Seal and Mrs Matthews are our teaching assistants.
During the autumn term, your child will be learning and experiencing many new things. Here is some information about what they will be getting up to this term in Year 1!
The children will explore Traditional Tales, the literacy lessons will be planned around Traditional Tales where children will have a chance to read, write discuss and play in role as character from the focus books.
Children will continue their phonics work, learning new sounds and developing their reading. Their weekly spellings will continue to link with the sounds and words they have been learning that week. The children are given a reading book to take home which is appropriate for their current phonic ability. These are changed twice a week and children are encouraged to read the book at least two times before it is changed. There is an expectation at
Timothy Hackworth that parents will try to read with their child every night. Re-reading is key to comprehension, building fluency and learning to use expression. The children are to bring their book bags into school every day. Can we please ask that you write a comment in your child’s reading diary each time you have read with them. If no comment is written, we will assume your child has not read it and therefore the book will not be changed. There is a reading reward at the end of each week for those children reading regularly!
The children will continue to develop their understanding of numbers. They will identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations. They will learn to read and write numbers 0 to 20 in numerals and words. They will learn to order and arrange combinations of mathematical objects in patterns and sequences. They will also be learning to describe position using everyday
language e.g. top, middle, bottom, in front of, between, near and inside. The children will use a combination of practical and written work to help them to develop other mathematical skills. Homework will reinforce or practise concepts learned in class.
Our science topic this term is ‘Materials’. We will identify and compare different materials such as plastic, wood, glass and brick. We will investigate which materials are suitable for making different buildings. We will also be finding out which materials float and sink.
In our Geography lessons the children find out about the 4 countries within the UK and their capital cities.
P.E lessons will be on a Monday and Wednesday (1H) and Wednesday and Thursday (1T), so it is important that your child has their full P.E. kit (shorts, Tshirt and gym shoes/ trainers) in school on this day.
The children will learn about what it means to belong in Christianity. The children will investigate why harvest is important to Christians.
Art and Design Technology
Children will use a range of materials creatively to design and make products. They will develop a range of art and design techniques through painting, drawing and sculptures. We will look at various well known artists, the children will be able to develop and share their ideas, experiences and use their imagination to develop an end product.
The children will listen to a range of music and learn new songs.
They will learn to play simple accompaniments using glockenspiels.
They will learn to use musical terms when talking about music and create simple compositions.
The children will spend time in the ICT suite to develop their programming skills. This will include using BeeBots and apps on the IPad. They will also learn about staying safe online. This will include how to keep personal details private as well as the meaning of cyber bullying and what to do if they encounter it.
Each week the children will receive spellings and some numeracy work. They will be given new spellings each Wednesday and these are to be learnt for a test the following Monday. We recommend that you spread the homework across the week, doing some reading, numeracy and spellings each night. Every Friday afternoon the children who have completed all their homework will take part in our Reward Time celebration.
UNCRC Article 28: Every child has the right to an education.