Year 1

Seine

Welcome to Year 1! I hope you have all had an amazing Easter break!

 

In Seine this year there will be Miss Chiswell and Mrs Graham!

Literacy

This term the children in year 1 will be looking at a wide range of traditional tales. The main focus at the beginning of the term will be Jack and the Beanstalk. The children will then have the opportunity to write stories independently and practise use of capital letters, full stops and adjectives. 

We will also be looking at different genres within Literacy including; information texts, fact files, Traditional Tales and dictionaries. 

Numeracy

In numeracy lessons we will be focusing on addition and subtraction for the first half term. We will be using lots of concrete apparatus to support the children’s understanding in numeracy lessons. 

This year we will be learning lots of important skills such as: counting in 2’s, 5’s and tens. the children will be practising counting to 100 and this is something you could also do with them at home. 

 

Science

Our theme for science this term involves a variety of topics; Plants. The children will have the chance to plant and observe their own beans. We will be completing some experiments and the children will be encouraged to ask questions and make predictions.

ICT 
This terms theme is we are storytellers!  The children will also develop basic computer skills, which will be transferable across the curriculum.

PE Kits
Children in Seine have PE lessons on Fridays. This term we will be taking part in lots of Games lessons whereby they will practise their throwing and catching skills. The school has provided all children in year one with a school PE kit which is washed regularly and must stay in school. Could you please ensure your child has appropriate footwear to enable them to participate in PE sessions. Trainers will be needed this Summer term for when the child have PE lessons outside. 

If your child wears earrings please ensure these are removed for PE days or if they need to cover up their earrings, please make sure they have plasters to do this. If your child has earrings in or they are not covered up then your child will not be able to participate that day in PE.

Reading

The children will continue to bring their book bags home on a regular basis and it is extremely important to remember to send them back to school so the books can be changed. Our book change day is a Friday. 

The importance of reading at home should not be underestimated. Please actively encourage your child to sit down and read their school reading book with you. Children should be reading regularly at home so they can get their book changed weekly. Also please remember to ask children questions about the book, settings and characters as it deepens their understanding of what they have read!

It is also very important that alongside their reading, the children practise and reinforce their knowledge of Phase 2, 3, 4 and 5 phonics whenever possible. The children will be getting ready for the Phonics Screening Test later this term. 

Activities you could do to help with comprehension include; drawing a character and labelling their characteristics, writing about their favourite character and writing what happens in the story using their own language.

The children will be listened to each week by an adult in daily Guided Reading sessions. 

And finally..

The children in Seine will get homework at the beginning of each term. The children will have a wide variety of activities that they can complete.  I hope you will support and encourage your child to complete their homework and return it to school by the beginning of the next week.

Paddington our class bear will come home every Friday with a child and he is very excited to have many new adventures!

If you have any concerns or questions then please come and see me at the end of the school day – I will be happy to speak to you. 

Thank you, 

Miss Chiswell and Mrs Graham

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