Year 1 Preview Learning Archive

05 July 2021

In Maths this week we will continue our work on time. We will be looking at half past times, and comparing times. 

 

 

In English we will be focussing on our Topic work. We will continue to look at plastic pollution and food miles.

 

We will be making posters and writing information about what we can do to help.

In phonics we will be revising the different ways to make ee, and we will be continuing to join our handwriting.  

 

Our sewing is coming on well! We will hopefully finish this week and bring our work home to show you.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs Clifford and Mrs Whittaker


28 June 2021

In Maths this week we will revisiting time. We will start with days of the week, months of the year and o’clock times.  

 

In English we will be writing about our memories and favourite things about Year 1.

We will also be using our grammar, punctuation and spelling skills to edit a piece of work that has lots of mistakes in it!

 

Week 8 Spellings have been given out in the blue spellings folder. Thank you for supporting your child in learning to spell these words. This will be our last spelling test this year. For the last remaining weeks we will be writing sentences containing some of the Common Exception Words we have learnt so far.

In phonics we will be revising the different ways to make igh, and we will be joining the letter f.

As part of our Art work we have been making felt leaves and cutting them out ready to sew onto hessian.

We will start sewing them on this week in small groups, using a running stitch.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs Clifford and Mrs Whittaker


21 June 2021

 

In Maths this week we will learning about money. We will be identifying coins and notes, counting coins and comparing the value of two groups of coins using the vocabulary greater than, less than or equal to.

 

In English we will be planning and writing a letter to our Year 2 teacher, ready to give to her on Friday’s move up afternoon.

We will be writing interesting information about ourselves, using correct punctuation and spelling of common exception words.

Week 7 Spellings have been given out in the blue spellings folder. Thank you for supporting your child in learning to spell these words.

In phonics we will be revising the different ways to make air.

The children were very interested in our work last week on plastic pollution.

This week in our Topic we will be looking at ways we can look after our planet. In following weeks we will be looking at how far some food travels to get to our country. If you have any fruit or vegetable packaging that shows the country of origin please can you send it in with your child.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs Clifford and Mrs Whittaker


14 June 2021

 

In Maths this week we will continue to look at number and place value.

Within numbers 1-100 we will be using our mental maths skills to find one more than and one less than a given number, and solve number problems. We will also practice counting backwards from a given number between 1-100.

 

 In English we will be focussing on our comprehension skills when reading.

The children will gain experience of reading a short story or information piece, and then writing answers to specific questions about what they have just read.  

In handwriting we will learn how to join the letter s. Week 6 Spellings have been given out in the blue spellings folder. Thank you for supporting your child in learning to spell these words.

In our Topic work we will be discussing plastic pollution and recycling.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs Clifford and Mrs Whittaker

 


07 June 2021

 

In Maths this week we will be looking at number and place value.

This will include counting forwards and backwards from any given number between 1-100, identifying numbers that are greater than, less than and equal to each other, and correctly identifying the number of tens and ones within a two digit number.

 

 We are combining our Science and English work this week.

We will be looking at crystals as a type of solid material and will be growing our own sugar crystals in the classroom. We will be observing the changes we can see happening over the week, and writing this up as a scientific investigation!

In handwriting we will learn how to join the letter o. In Phonics we will be revising the different ways of making the sound igh.

Week 5 Spellings have been given out in the blue spellings folder. Thank you for supporting your child in learning to spell these words.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs Clifford and Mrs Whittaker

 


24 May 2021

 

In Maths this week we will be looking at position, direction and movement and whole, half, quarter and three quarter turns.

We will also recap on clockwise and anticlockwise turns.

 

 In our English lessons we are being authors! The children have planned their own story based around the story of Billy the Brave Knight.

They have included an opening, build up, dilemma, resolution and closing. We will now be writing up our story from our plan, using extended sentences and exciting vocabulary.

As it is the last week of term we will not being having a spelling test. Instead we will be practicing writing our Common Exception Words in joined up handwriting.

In our Topic we will be learning about bulbs.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs Clifford and Mrs Whittaker

 


17 May 2021

 In Maths we will continue to learn about multiplication as repeated addition.

We will also look in more detail at arrays, and make our own arrays with specific columns and rows.

 

 In our English lessons we will be revisiting capital letters for the names of people, places, days of the week and the pronoun I, and also the correct use of punctuation in our sentence writing.

 

In handwriting we will learn how to join the letter g. In Phonics we will be continuing to focus on the different ways to make or (augh, ough)

Week 4 Spellings have been given out in the blue spellings folder. Thank you for supporting your child in learning to spell these words.

 

In our Topic we will be learning about seed dispersal.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs Clifford and Mrs Whittaker


10 May 2021

 

In Maths we are learning about multiplication as repeated addition. We will be using objects, pictures and arrays to find the answers.

 

 In our English lessons we will be writing up our innovated stories.

We will be looking at punctuating our story using exclamation marks, and capital letters for the names of people and places.

 

The main character in the original story enjoyed eating scones. On Friday we will work in small (very clean!) groups to follow a recipe, weigh out ingredients and make our own scones to bring home and eat!

In handwriting we will learn how to join the letter d. In Phonics we will be focussing on the different ways to make or (or, our, ore, oor, oar, aw, al and au)

Week 3 Spellings have been given out in the blue spellings folder. Thank you for supporting your child in learning to spell these words.

 

In our Topic we will be looking at identifying different parts of a plant.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs Clifford and Mrs Whittaker


04 May 2021

 

In Maths we will be revisiting counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10 and applying it in lots of counting opportunities,

for example counting total amounts using 2p, 5p and 10p coins.

 

In our English lessons we will be continuing with our story of Billy the Brave Knight.

We will look closely at the structures of a Finding Tale, and will then innovate the story by changing parts of the beginning, middle and end.

In handwriting we will learn how to join the letter c, and continue to practice our name in joined up writing. In Phonics we will be focussing on the sound k being made by k, ck, c, ch, qu and que.

Week 2 Spellings have been given out in the blue spellings folder.

 

In our Topic we will be looking at identifying and describing deciduous and evergreen trees.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs Clifford and Mrs Whittaker

 


26 April 2021

 

In Maths this week we will be revisiting subtraction. We will then move on to comparing answers between two calculations and identifying which answer is more than, less than or equal to each other.

We will look at the Maths symbols used to show this (<, >, =)

 

In our English lessons we will be learning a new story called Billy the Brave Knight. We will look at describing the characters in the story, and then begin to make changes to it by choosing a new main character. This will also involve looking at alliteration, for example giving the character a new name that starts with the same letters. We will also begin to learn how to join the letter a.

We are going to start a weekly spelling test this week. This is nothing for your child to worry about, and it will be done in small groups during the course of the morning. Your child has a spelling folder containing a small number of Common Exception words. New words will be sent home every Friday and the test will be the following Friday.

In our Topic we will be looking at identifying and describing garden plants.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs Clifford and Mrs Whittaker

 


19 April 2021

In Maths this week we will be revisiting addition by counting on using a number line. 

We will then move on to adding 2 numbers together using our knowledge of number bonds to 10 and 20.

In our English lessons we will be focussing on sentence writing and handwriting. Linked to our Topic work we will be sequencing pictures of growing seeds and writing sentences to match the pictures. We will also begin to write our names using joined up handwriting.

In our Topic and Art work we will be planning and making our shoebox gardens.

Please can you send in your child’s named shoebox by tomorrow if you haven’t already.  

Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs Clifford and Mrs Whittaker


22 March 2021

In Maths this week we will be revisiting measuring length and height in centimetres, and moving on to finding halves of shapes and groups of objects.   

 

In our English lessons we be writing up our own information text from our plan.

We will also be learning about the correct use of question marks and exclamation marks, and using these in a range of sentences.

In Phonics we will be learning the different ways of making the sound air (-are, -ear, -ere) and n ( kn, nn, gn )

In our Topic and Art sessions we will be using water colours to paint our own planets.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs Clifford and Mrs Whittaker


15th March 2021

 

 In Maths this week we will be revisiting capacity and volume. We will be comparing capacity and learning to measure in millilitres.  

 

In our English lessons we will be planning our information text based on our own imaginary planet.

We will be focussing on sentence structure, punctuation and descriptive language.  

 

In Phonics we will be learning the different ways of making the sound g (gh, gue, gu) and err (ear, -ere, ier) .

 

 

In our Topic work we will be learning about Neil Armstrong.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs Clifford and Mrs Whittaker


8th March 2021

 

In PHSE we will be focussing on settling the children back into school.

This is will include adjusting to our new routines, team work and socialising skills.

 

In Maths this week we will be looking at mass.

 

We will be using a balance scale to find objects that are heavy/heavier, light/lighter and then we will move on to using a weighing scale and reading a scale in kilograms.

 

In our English lessons we will be focussing on sentence writing and handwriting.

Our writing will be based around our lockdown memories, and what we are enjoying most about being back at school.

In Phonics we will be learning the different ways of making the sound ch (tch and ture,) and sh (sh and ch)

In our Topic and Art work we will be thinking about Space and designing our own planet.     

Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs Clifford and Mrs Whittaker


5th January 2021

 

In Maths this week we will be looking at time.

This includes sequencing the order of the activities that we do in the day, looking at how many hours there are in one day, and making and reading o’clock times on an anologue clock.

 

In our English lessons we will be making (and eating!) jam sandwiches, and writing instructions using time connectives (first, then, next, after, after that, finally)

The children will then write their own instructions on how to wash your hands using these words.

We will be introducing our topic Eager Explorers to the children by having a Viking Day on Friday 8th December.

Please don’t buy an outfit especially, plain clothes and a few accessorises are fine.  We will be talking about the Vikings and making Viking helmets and longboats.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs Clifford and Mrs Whittaker


30th November 2020

Maths

Next week we will be looking back at the main units we have covered this term. We will be focussing mainly on place value, flat and solid shapes, and addition and subtraction.

 

 

In English, we will be focussing on grammar, specifically changing a root word by adding the prefix un- to it. We will be learning the meaning of the new words we can make, and writing them in sentences.

In Phonics we will be looking at different ways to make or (or, our, aw, au, -al, ar)

We hope you have received our Nativity letter and note regarding the children’s costumes. We will continue to rehearse this week and practise our dances.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs Clifford and Mrs Whittaker

 


23rd November 2020

In Maths this week we will be spending a little longer on missing number problems involving addition and subtraction.

We will then move on to introduce word problems for the children to interrupt, identifying the correct calculation and finding the answer.

 

We have been doing lots of writing, and have almost finished writing up the middle of our own traditional tale.

This week we will be finishing writing the middle, and we will be writing an ending to our tale where our baddie is defeated and runs away.  

In Phonics we will be looking at the different ways to make oi ( oi and oy) and ou ( ow, ou and –ough) .

Our Common Exception words are put, push, pull, full and our.

We have been working very hard to learn the songs for our Nativity play “It’s a Party!” Next week we will begin rehearsals with the Year 2 children. Letters will be sent out early next week to confirm the Nativity arrangements.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs Clifford and Mrs Whittaker


16th November 2020

 

Next week in maths we will be recapping on addition and subtraction, and solving simple missing number problems involving addition or subtraction.

 

In English we have been innovating the traditional tale of The Three Little Pigs.

Over the next two weeks we will be writing up the beginning and middle of our own version of the story.

We will be looking at sentence structure, and using exclamation marks and speech marks in our writing.

 

The common exception words that we will be learning this week are ask, friend, school, and house.

In Phonics we will be looking at the long oo sound, and how this can be made with oo, u-e, -o, -ou, -ue, -ew, -ui, and -u!!

In our Topic work we will begin to look at the properties of some materials, for example if they are hard, soft, bendy, stretchy etc.

                       

Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs Clifford and Mrs Whittaker


9th November

Next week in maths we will be focussing on recognising place value in two digit number.

 

 

In English we will be looking at traditional tales and their characteristics.

We will be innovating the story of The Three Little Pigs to make our own version of the story.

The common exception words that we will be learning this week are love, come, some and one.

In Phonics we will be looking at different ways to make yoo (u, -ue, ew, u-e, eu)

In our Topic work we will be continuing to look at and sort different materials. We will also be enjoying some Children in Need activities.

                       

Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs Clifford and Mrs Whittaker

 


2nd November 2020

This week in maths, Year 1 will be revisiting counting in steps of 2, and introducing counting in steps of 5 and 10.

 

In English we will be looking at poems, and writing our own poems using rhyming words.

The common exception words that we will be learning this week are my, here, there and where.

In Phonics we will be looking at different ways to make ul ( -le, -el, -al, -il)

Our topic work this half term links to our Science. We will be learning to identify a variety of common materials, and distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs Clifford and Mrs Whittaker


19th October 2020

 Next week in maths we will be looking at direction and movement.

This will include full turns, quarter turns, half turns, three-quarter turns, left and right, clockwise and anticlockwise.

 

In Phonics next week we will be looking at different ways to make j    (ge, gi, gy, ge and dge)

The common exception words that we will be learning to write are no, go, so and by.

 

In our English lessons we will be writing about our first half term in Year 1, and also looking at our Year 1 Common Exceptions Words. We will send home a small number of words that your child is not yet secure with. Please help your child to learn to read these words.

 

After half term we will begin weekly Guided Reading Sessions. This will involve the children reading in small groups with myself or Mrs Whittaker, allowing us to support the children in reading a variety of texts, and discussing key elements of the story.

 

Many thanks for your continued support this half term.

Mrs Clifford and Mrs Whittaker


Week commencing 12th October 2020

Next week in maths we will be spending longer identifying solid shapes (cone, cylinder, cube, cuboid, sphere, and pyramid) and describing their properties (number of faces, edges and corners) .

 

In Phonics next week we will be looking at the final way of making ‘s’ ( –sc as in scissors and –st-as in castle)

and ‘e’ (-e as in enter and –ea as in bread)

The common exception words that we will be learning to write are he, me, she and we.

In our English lessons we will be returning to the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and innovating it to make our own version of the story.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs Clifford and Mrs Whittaker


Week commencing 5th October 2020

This week in maths Year 1 will be recapping on flat and solid shapes. We will be moving the children on by describing the properties of solid shapes, i.e the number of faces they have, if their edges are curved or straight, and then investigating if they can be rolled, stacked etc.

In Phonics this week we will be revising the sound ‘s’  and its alternative spellings (-se, -ce, s, -ss, ce, ci, cy)

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 to change the tense of a verb, by adding the suffix ‘ed’ (the children will also learn the words verb and suffix and be encouraged to use them) We will be writing sentences using ‘ed’ words.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs Clifford and Mrs Whittaker


Week commencing 28th September 2020

 

In Maths this week we will revising subtraction. We will be learning to use a number line to count back when subtracting two small numbers. We will be finishing the week with addtion and subtraction challenges!

In our English lessons we will be focussing on sentence structure, and correct use of capital letters and full stops.

In Phonics we will be learning the different ways of making the sound oa (oe, o-e, -ough, -eau,) and s ( -se, ce, s, -ss) Our Common Exception words are. is,  his,  has,  I,  was.

In our Topic work we will be learning about Samuel Pepys.    

Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs Clifford and Mrs Whittaker


Week commencing 21st September 2020

 

In Maths this week we will revising adding two numbers together, both practically and by interpreting number sentences.  We will be learning to add by counting on from a number, rather than combining two groups and counting them altogether.  

In Phonics we will be learning the different ways of making the sound igh (-igh, -y, I, -ie, i-e) Our Common Exception words are of, said, says, are, were.

In our English lessons we will learning the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and writing a diary to reflect the events in the story.

 

In our Topic work we are finding out why The Great Fire of London spread so quickly and stayed alight for so long.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs Clifford and Mrs Whittaker


Week commencing 14 September 2020

 

In Maths this week we will be recaping on last weeks one more than/one less than a number to 20, and learning about odd and even numbers.

In Phonics we will be learning different ways to make the sound ee ( ee, -y, e, -ey, -ie, ea, e-e).

 In English we will be learning about labels and captions.

We will be writing our own captions focussing on using phonics to sound out our words, correct letter formation and leaving finger spaces between our words. We will be focussing on the Year 1 Common Exception Words do, to, a, today, the.

We will be introducing our new topic The Great Fire of London to the children.

 

Many thanks for your continued support.

Mrs Clifford and Mrs Whittaker