Summer 1

 

Our theme this half term is Traditional Tales. To view the long term planning, scroll to the end of the page.

 

We would love it if you could join us for our class assembly on Traditional Tales on Friday 3rd May at 9.15am.

 

Literacy

This half term in Literacy we will be:

  • Discussing the different features of traditional tales.
  • Sequencing traditional tales.
  • Re-telling traditional tales.
  • Discussing and writing about different characters.
  • Comparing characters.
  • Comparing two versions of the same traditional tale.

 

Maths

This half term in Maths, we will be working on developing fluency, problem solving and reasoning in the following areas:

– Place value to 100, including partitioning numbers, ordering numbers, one more and one less than.

– Geometry – position and direction.

 

Reading

The children are doing fantastic with their reading. Please continue to read at home for a short period everyday with lots of discussion and questions about what has been read.

If you can, please also remember to make a note in their reading diary (just a signature is fine). Thank you.

 

Shared Reading

Please continue to enjoy books together books and to read to your child. Talk about the stories and ask questions to help develop their comprehension skills.

In class, children will be constantly developing their reading skills through daily Phonics, Guided Reading and the reading of questions and information in all lessons.

 

Spellings Homework

A list of spellings to learn will be given out every Friday along with a spelling activity.

Please hand in the completed activity the following Friday.

The spelling test will also be on the following Friday.

 

Star of the week

Every week one child will be chosen to be the star of the week, these are children who have worked hard throughout the week in terms of learning and behaviour. Children will receive a certificate to take home with them.

 

Bertie Bear

Every Friday the class bear, Bertie, will be given out to a child. Please take the bear home over the weekend, look after him, play with him and take him out wherever you go.

Please return him on Monday. Your child will then have the opportunity to talk about Bertie and what they did with him to the rest of the class. This is great for building confidence and to develop speaking and listening skills.

 

Thank you for your support.

Mrs Lapsley

 

 

 

 

Spring 2:

Our topic this half term is Fantasy and Adventure.

 

In literacy;

we will read a range of books that will take us on wild and wonderful adventures including; The everywhere Bear, The magic bed, Beegu, The something. Some of these stories have fantasy characters, and in some it is the amazing events and adventures that provide the fantasy. In this topic we will be learning to;

 

  • Listen to and discuss a range of adventure stories and fantasy stories.
  • Sequence stories, consider story structure (beginning, middle, and end) and look at problems and resolutions within stories.
  • Write plans for the stories we have read and plan our own stories.
  • Write our own fantasy / adventure story.
  • Learn how to use dictionaries to edit our work.
  • Write book reviews and say why we like / dislike books and characters.
  • Write sentences that can be read others, and re-read our sentences to check they make sense.
  • Use our imaginations!

 

In maths we will be working on;

  • Multiplication and division – learning to find a half, find a quarter, sharing and grouping.
  • Length and height – learning to compare lengths and heights and measure using both non-standard and standard units of measure.
  • Mass and capacity – learning to weigh objects, measure capacity and compare weight, mass and capacity.

 

In phonics;

we will be continuing with phase 5, working on spelling and reading words containing the phase 5 graphemes, working on alternative pronunciations and working on the Year One common exception and tricky words. We practice our Phonics daily and the children regularly have Guided Reading sessions too.

 

Reading Books and shared Reading;

Please listen to your child read for a short period as much as possible and discuss with them what has been read by asking lots of questions.

Please remember to sign in their reading diary if you can.

Also, remember to enjoy books together and to talk about the stories and ask questions to help develop comprehension skills.

Thank you for all your support.

 

Spring 1

Welcome back after Christmas and Happy New Year!

Our theme this half term is Africa.

 

Literacy

This half term in Literacy we will be:

  • Reading stories from other cultures.
  • Writing our own stories with a repeating pattern.
  • Using adjectives to write descriptive sentences.
  • Identifying and writing rhyming words.
  • Writing correctly punctuated questions and answers.
  • Looking at the differences of fiction and non-fiction texts.

 

Maths

This half term in Maths, we will be working on developing fluency, problem solving and reasoning in the following areas:

– Money.

– Place value to 50.

– Multiplication and division.

 

Reading

Please listen to your child read for a short period as much as possible and discuss with them what has been read by asking lots of questions.

Please remember to make a note in their reading diary or just a signature is fine.

 

Shared Reading

Please continue to enjoy books together books and to read to your child. Talk about the stories and ask questions to help develop their comprehension skills.

In class, children will be constantly developing their reading skills through daily Phonics, Guided Reading and the reading of questions and information in all lessons.

 

Spellings Homework

A list of spellings to learn will be given out every Friday along with a spelling activity.

Please hand in the completed activity the following Friday.

The spelling test will also be on the following Friday.

 

Star of the week

Every week one child will be chosen to be the star of the week, these are children who have worked hard throughout the week in terms of learning and behaviour. Children will receive a certificate to take home with them.

 

Bertie Bear

Every Friday the class bear, Bertie, will be given out to a child. Please take the bear home over the weekend, look after him, play with him and take him out wherever you go.

Please return him on Monday. Your child will then have the opportunity to talk about Bertie and what they did with him to the rest of the class. This is great for building confidence and to develop speaking and listening skills.

 

Thank you for your support.

Mrs Lapsley

Autumn 1

Welcome to Year One!

Our theme this half term is Awesome Animals.


Literacy

This half term in Literacy we will be:

  • Exploring stories in a familiar setting, starting with The Tiger Who Came To Tea.
  • Writing signs, lists and labels.
  • Exploring humorous rhymes and poems.

Maths

This half term in Maths, we will be working on developing fluency, problem solving and reasoning in the following areas:

  • Number and Place Value
  • Addition and Subtraction

Reading

Please listen to your child read for a short period every day and discuss with them what has been read by asking lots of questions.

Please make a note in their reading diary of the page number, any positive comments you wish to make and then sign it. Reading books should be brought to school each day.


Changing Books

If your child has read their book and they are ready to change it please make sure you sign the reading diary, books will not be changed if there is no signature.


Shared Reading

Please continue to enjoy books together books and to read to your child. Talk about the stories and ask questions to help develop their comprehension skills.

In class, children will be constantly developing their reading skills through daily Phonics, Guided Reading and the reading of questions and information in all lessons.


Homework

Your child has been given a homework menu containing a variety of tasks. They should choose one task to complete each week. Homework will be collected in on Fridays.


Spellings

A list of spellings to learn will be given out every Friday along with a spelling activity.

Please hand in the completed activity the following Friday.

The spelling test will also be on the following Friday.


Star of the week

Every week one child will be chosen to be the star of the week, these are children who have worked hard throughout the week in terms of learning and behaviour. Children will receive a certificate to take home with them.


Bertie Bear

Every Friday the class bear, Bertie, will be given out to a child. Please take the bear home over the weekend, look after him, play with him and take him out wherever you go.

Please return him on Monday. Your child will then have the opportunity to talk about Bertie and what they did with him to the rest of the class. This is great for building confidence and to develop speaking and listening skills.


Equipment

Every child should have the following labelled equipment at school:

  • Water bottle
  • Reading book bag
  • PE kit

Please also make sure all uniform is labelled with your child’s name.

 

What a time we had at Chester Zoo! Look at our smiling faces!

Thank you to all of the wonderful parent helpers.

 


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