Year 1

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Year 1 Preview Learning: 18th March 2019

This week in maths we will be using our knowledge of sharing and division to find halves of shapes, quantities and lengths. Children could practise cutting and sharing food or sharing a given number of toys between two people.

In English we will be using Talk for Writing techniques to make up our own class story, focusing on the character descriptions that we have been practising.

In phonics this week we will be learning the /f/ sound and alternative spellings ‘f’ as in frog, ‘ff’ as in stuff, ‘ph’ as in elephant, and ‘gh’ as in enough. Our common exception words for this week are ask, friend, school and house.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Harwood


Year 1 Preview Learning: 11th March 2019

In maths this week we will continue our work on multiplication and division, and how to solve problems counting in ‘lots of’ 2, 5 or ten. For example: There are 10 biscuits in a pack. Sam buys 3 packs for his party. How many biscuits does Sam buy altogether?

 

We really enjoyed dressing up for World Book Day! Hopefully this has inspired the children as we continue our English work on describing different characters, and maybe making up a few of our own…

 

In phonics this week we will be learning the /zh/ sound and alternative spellings ‘s’ as in treasure, ‘si’ as in television, ‘ge’ as in collage, and the /w/ sound and alternative spellings ‘w’ as in wig, ‘wh’ as in whisper and ‘u’ as in penguin. Our common exception words for this week are love, come, some, one and once.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Harwood


Year 1 Preview Learning: 4th March 2019

This week in maths we will be looking at multiplication and division, through ‘grouping’ and ‘sharing’. Try counting ‘sets’ of things at home (e.g. 3 pairs of socks = 3 sets of 2) or sharing a number of objects between 2 or more people.

 

In English we will look at using adjectives to describe characters in a story. On Thursday we will also be marking World Book Day when children are encouraged to come to school

dressed as their favourite literary character!

 

We will be learning the /u/ sound and alternative spellings ‘u’ as in mug, ‘o’ as in monkey, ‘ou’ as in touch, ‘our’ as in flavour and the /ar/ sound and alternative spellings ‘ar’ as in car, ‘al’ as in half and ‘a’ as in father. Our common exception words for this week are here, there and where.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Harwood


Year 1 Preview Learning: 25th February 2019

 At the beginning of the school year in September, the children started our ‘Daily Count’, totalling up the number of days that they have been in Year 1. On Monday 25th February (the first day back after half term) they will be celebrating 100 days in Year 1!

To mark the occasion, we will be throwing a ‘100 days’ party during which we will celebrate all things 100 related.

Should children wish to prepare a party accessory on the theme of the number 100 over the holidays they are welcome to bring it to school for our party on the first Monday back.

I hope you all enjoy your half term.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Harwood


 

Year 1 Preview Learning: 4th February 2019

This week in maths we will be revising our previous work on addition, concentrating particularly on number bonds to ten and related calculations. For example, if we know that 6 + 4 = 10, we know that 4 + 6 = 10. We also know that 10 – 6 = 4 and 10 – 4 = 6. Any of the My Maths activities in the ‘Addition and Subtraction’ unit would be helpful to practise at home.

In Phonics next week we will be learning about the sound /oi/ and alternative spellings ‘oi’ as in soil  and ‘oy’ as in boy, as well as the sound /ou/ and its alternative spellings ‘ow’ as in town, ‘ou’ as in out and ‘ough’ as in plough.

Our common exception words for this week are be, me, he, she and we.

Next week we will combine our English lessons with this term’s topic ‘God’s Green Planet’ as we write instructions for how to plant seeds!

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Harwood


 

Year 1 Preview Learning: 28th January 2019

In our maths lessons this week we will be learning all about length and height. We will begin by talking about how to compare different lengths and heights using words such as tall/taller/tallest, long/longer/longest and short/shorter/shortest. Next we will learn how to measure objects using non-standard units (such as hand spans or strides) and then standard units (centimetres and metres.)

In Phonics next week we will be learning all about the /oo/ sound, and its alternative spellings ‘oo’ as in spoon, ‘u-e’ as in flute, ‘ue’ as in blue and ‘ew’ as in chew,

as well as ‘o’ as in move, ‘ou’ as in soup, ‘ough’ as in through, ‘ui’ as in fruit and ‘u’ as in super.

The common exception words that we will be learning this week are you, your, they and our.

Next week in English we will continue our work on instruction writing, including writing lists of ‘what you will need’ using bullet points and commas.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Harwood


Year 1 Preview Learning: 21st January 2019

This week in maths Year 1 will be putting their new time-telling skills to the test as we begin to order different times and to think about about one hour later and one hour earlier than a given time.

In Phonics next week we will be learning all about the /yoo/ sound, and its alternative spellings ‘ue’ as in statue, ‘u’ as in unicorn, ‘ew’ as in news and ‘u-e’ as in tune.

The common exception words that we will be learning this week are is, his, has, I and was.

 

Our English lessons next week will build on what we have learnt about language relating to time, as we think about writing instructions. You may wish to support your child at home by asking them to give you instructions for simple everyday tasks, such as getting dressed or brushing their teeth (e.g. “First, squeeze toothpaste onto a toothbrush. Next, turn on the tap etc.)

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Harwood


Year 1 Preview Learning: 14th January 2019

Welcome back, and a very happy new year to you all!

Next week in maths Year 1 will be learning how to tell the time, beginning with telling the time at o’clock. The My Maths section on ‘Beginning to tell the time’ could support this work at home.

In Phonics next week we will be revising the sound /ul/, and its alternative spellings ‘le’ as in bottle, ‘el’ as in towel, ‘al’ as in animal and ‘il’ as in pencil.

The common exception words that we will be learning this week are said, says, are, and were.

In our English lessons we will be learning how to sequence events when writing a recount. The children have already worked hard this first week back writing sentences to describe all the lovely things they did during the Christmas holidays!

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Harwood