Year 1 2021 - 2022
Year 1 Teacher
History and Phonics Lead
Welcome to our Year 1 class page. I hope everyone has had a restful Christmas break and are excited to begin another fantastic half term at Little Leigh Primary School.
On our Year 1 class page you will find all the information about our class topics, class news, events, daily routines, homework and dates for your diaries. I will also regularly share the Year 1’s fantastic work on our Twitter and Facebook pages, so please follow us to keep up to date with everything we are learning about in school.
Mrs Mawrey will be covering my planning time on a Tuesday Afternoon.
Our PE sessions are on a Monday and a Tuesday, so please remember to come in your PE kit during those days. As some P.E lessons may be outside, please can the children wear warm P.E clothes during the winter months.
Spring Term 1
As Writers ...
Our text this half term is the fantastic story 'Rapunzel' written by Bethan Woollvin. Through exploring this wonderful book the children will learn new vocabulary, write simple descriptions, practise using capital letters and full stops, use 'and' to join clauses together and use the suffixes 'ed, ing and est'. They will create their very own traditional tales and write instructions about how to catch a witch.
This Term in maths the children be learning about:
Geometry and Shape
Place Value within 20
Addition and Subtraction within 20
Place Value within 50
As Geographers ...
In Geography this half term we will be answering our key enquiry question 'Where does our food come from?'.
We will be learning about the 7 continents of the world and find out why some of our food comes from different countries.
In art we will be learning about the wonderful artist Wassily Kandinsky and the fantastic artwork he created. We will be creating our very own Kandinsky circles in seasonal colours to create a piece of artwork that represents the four different seasons.
As scientists ...
In Science the children will be learning about different materials and their properties. By the end of our science unit the children will be able to :
- distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made
- identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock
- describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials
- compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties
We will also be learning about the four different seasons and the changes they bring.
As Readers ...
We will be reading, exploring and discussing a variety of different poems, fiction texts and rhymes linked to the theme of Fairy Stories and Rhymes. These high-quality texts will allow the children to practise and develop their fluency when reading and their comprehension skills. As well as a shared reading lesson the children will have their phonics lesson each day.
Every day Year 1 will have a 20 minute phonics lesson. At Little Leigh Primary School we follow the Essential Letters and Sounds scheme of work. We will be learning Phase 5 sounds in Spring 1, whilst revisiting our Phase 3 and 4 learning. Below are a selection of websites which will help support the children with their phonics at home.
Here you will find a fun phonics game where the children have to select the letters to make the words using their phonics sounds.
Here you will find different games where the children have to read and sort the real and nonsense words.
Here you will find information and resources about the different phonics phases.
Here you will find different video’s for home learning, revising all the phonics sounds.
Here you will find phonics videos that are very useful for pronunciation of sounds.
Here you will find a great selection of games to support all areas of learning.
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