Welcome to the Year One class page. Our class teachers are Mrs Laura Hunt and Mrs Helen Holman. Mrs Hunt teaches all day Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Holman teaches all day Thursday and Friday.
We hope you had an enjoyable Half Term holiday and are looking forward to an exciting Autumn Term 2 starting with our school trip on Thursday 7th November when we travel by train to visit Bucks County Museum to explore Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery workshop. We will be introduced to Dahl’s stories, acting out scenes, discovering the world of minibeasts, investigations of tunnels, exploration of sound and optical illusions to baffle our brains and boggle our eyes! After lunch we will also discover artefacts linked to the local area and look at nature sculptures.
This half term, we will be asking the children “What do we mean by Fairness?” This question will feed into the topics the children learn about over the coming weeks and we will be linking all the areas of the curriculum to get really involved with this enquiry question.
In English we will be...
Reading a range of Traditional Tales; Little Red Riding Hood, The Enormous Turnip and The Three Billy Goats Gruff, focusing on the language used and alternative endings to help us write our own Traditional Tale. We will be studying the features of letters, writing our own letters and exploring the elements of posters and report writing. The children will also look at the different features of poetry and perform some to the class.
Reading, Phonics and Spellings
Please continue to read with your child on a daily basis and try to encourage comprehension skills as well as de-coding skills in the books you share together. The children will be consolidating Phase 4 and progress with Phase 5 Phonics, focussing on alternative spellings. We will be working with the children to help them apply their phonic skills to their writing in English. Common exception words are available on the website. The children will have a spelling list sent home each week on a Friday, which will reflect the phonics they have learned, and they will be tested on these the following Friday. Please also focus on letter and number formation at home.
In Maths we will be...
Focusing on multiplication, division and measures. They will investigate doubling and halving with numbers to 20 and beyond. The children will investigate measuring involving weight, height, length and capacity. We will look at multiplication and division, focusing on sharing and equal groups. They will also solve simple one step problems and develop thinking skills.
In Science we will be...
Finding out about and naming materials and their properties. The children will explore everyday objects around them, identifying the material they are made from and understanding why. The class will carry out an investigation to find out which material will keep Little Red Riding Hood dry from the rain.
In addition to all of this we will be finding out about our local area in Geography. In Art and DT the children will create their own ‘Moving pictures’ linked to Traditional Tales. With Christmas fast approaching the class will start rehearsing for the Christmas Nativity and we will be exploring this Christian celebration and other festivals in RE.
A full breakdown of this term’s topic web can we found below on the attached topic web.
- Our school day starts at 8.45 a.m. Please ensure that your child is in the playground by this time for registration. Children arriving after 9.00 a.m. will be marked as late.
- P.E. is on Wednesday and Friday mornings and P.E. kits need to be in school at all times.
- We will be visiting Smokey Row on Thursday afternoons. Please ensure your child has named wellington boots in school and a suitable coat as we will be going, even in inclement weather!
- Home Learning will be given out over a two week period. The Learning Logs will go out on a Friday and should be returned on a Thursday.
- Please remind children of their 'Time to Shine' slot and feel free to ask if you are not sure of their given date.
- Our Christian value this half-term is 'THANKFULNESS'.
We hope that you find this information useful but please do not hesitate to pop in and see us at the end of the day if there is anything else you would like to know. We are looking forward to a fun and festive term.
Mrs. Hunt and Mrs. Holman