Year One 2016 - 2017

Miss White

Welcome back! I hope you all have had a lovely summer and are all ready for another exciting, fun and busy term. 


This half term our literacy work will be strongly linked to our new topic ‘Africa.’ We will be starting a new writing journey based on the Lion King. Firstly, we will learn all about the animals in the African Savanna including what they look like, where they live and what they eat. We will then be writing non chronological reports all about African animals.  We will learn the key features of non-chronological reports including headings, subheadings and images. Throughout the journey the children will also work on key writing skills including writing independently with capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. We are also having a huge focus on handwriting using our cursive letters.

Well, I am sure you were all as impressed as I was with your children’s progression in reading and writing last year.  Please continue to support your child at home by sparing just 5 minutes each night to look through their reading books with them and let us know how they found the book at home. I am hoping for all children to win a book in our new reading challenge. We will continue with our daily phonics this year- the vast majority of children are now on phase 3 and phase 5 sounds.  Ask your child to tell you about the sounds they have been learning! Also keep practising reading your real and alien words in preparation for the phonics screening check.

Thank you again for all your support at home.


Numeracy is Year One is always fun, practical and interactive. Here are some of the things we will be focusing on this half term

-Number and Place Value

-Addition and Subtraction

- Number bonds to 10 and 20


-Solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division.

-Geometry: 2D and 3D shapes 

-Describe positions, directions and movement, including half, quarter and three quarter turns.

Topic - Georgraphy and Science

Geography-  Africa

This half term Year One are going to be flying to Africa to explore the climate, people and culture in Kenya. We will be investigating the differences and similarities in the climate of Africa and England and discovering what animals live in the African savannah. Children will use iPads and a range of information books to locate, explore and investigate Africa.

Science –

P.E- This half term PE will be on a Thursday. Please ensure all children have a full kit and pumps in school all week and that all items of clothing as labelled with your child’s name. Please make sure all earring are removed on PE days. 

Key information

Please make sure that ALL items of clothing are clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Homework when set will always go home on a Friday and must be returned to school the following Wednesday.

Spellings will go home on a Friday to be practised at home ready for our spelling test on Friday mornings.

Diary dates

2nd March – World Book Day

16th March – Enrichment Trip Meal – Red Sea

17th March – Year One Class Assembly

22nd March – Parents Evening

24th March – Red Nose Day

28th March – Parents Easter Bake Off

28th March – Cake Sale 3:30

29th March – EYFS & KS1 Easter Bonnets

29th March – Celebration of Learning 3:30- 4:00

Letters giving more details on events this half term will be sent out nearer the time.

Thank you again for all your continued support. I look forward to another fun, busy half term.

Miss White, Miss Dunraven and Miss Gorvette

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