Year 1 is a very important and exciting year for our children when they move from the Foundation Stage into Key Stage 1. We continue to build upon the progress the children have made during their Reception year and to encourage greater independence in subtle ways.
KS1 area and outdoor quad area
Challenges/enhancements in the provision
Main aims when planning learning
Based on children's interests
Cross curricular links
Immersive learning environment
Using a range of technology
The projects for 2016/17 are:
Autumn term1 – Alice in Wonderland
Autumn term 2 – Space- the moon landing.
Daily assessment in lessons
Positive mentoring for reading, writing, maths and science
End of phase expectations
Reading - by the end of Y1 most children are expected to:
Apply phonic knowledge and skills to read words accurately
Read words with an apostrophe e.g. I'm, I'll, we'll and understand that the apostrophe represents the omitted letter(s)
Read aloud accurately books that are consistent with their phonic knowledge
Develop pleasure in reading
Discuss books that are read to them and explain their understanding
Writing - by the end of Y1 most children are expected to:
Write simple sentences
Leave spaces between words
Use 'and' in sentences
Use capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks
Use capital letters for names
Spelling - by the end of Y1 most children are expected to:
Apply phonic knowledge and skills to spell words
Know the days of the week
Name the letters of the alphabet in order
Add prefixes and suffixes e.g. adding s or es to make words plural
Use the previs - un e.g. unhappy
Use -ing, -ed, -er, -est at the end of words
Handwriting - by the end of Y1 most children are expected to:
Form lower case letters in the correct direction
Form capital letters
Form digits 0-9
Maths - by the end of Y1 most children are expected to:
Count to 100, forwards and backwards
Count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals
Count in 2s, 5s and 10s
Identify one more and one less
Count objects, use number lines, use the language: equal to, more than, less than, fewer, most
Read and write numbers to 20 in numerals and words
Use +, - and =
Add and subtract to 20
Solve one step problems involving +, -, x and :-
Recognise and name 2d shapes e.g. rectangles (including squares), circles and triangles
3d shapes e.g. cuboids, pyramids, spheres
Whole, half, quarter, three quarter turns, clockwise
How you can help
Good attendance (96% at least)
Practise any spellings needed to be learnt daily for 5 minutes
A massive welcome back to school after your summer break. I hope that you all had a lovely holiday.
My name is Miss Hickling, and I am your child’s new teacher.
I am sure that we will get to know each other over the year. I am always available at the end of the school day if you have any questions or concerns.
1R2 have settled in really well this week. We have been looking at the book “We’re going on a Bear Hunt” Here are some pictures of what we did in class.
What are we learning about this half term?
This half term our whole school topic will be Richmond Hill Carnival island. The topic will look at the local area. We will be comparing Richmond Hill to lots of other places and creating art work around this. At the end of the topic, the whole school will have a carnival on the field. We will be creating musical instruments, head dresses and a large carnival float for the day.
In literacy we are continuing to focus on spelling punctuation and grammar, trying to extend sentences and develop vocabulary. You can support your child at home with this by providing them with an interesting picture and asking them to write about it.
In maths there will be a large focus on number and making sure the children have a concrete understanding of basic number facts before moving up into Year 2.
Thank you to all parents for your continued support this year. If you have any questions about your child's transition to Year 2 then please let me know.
Our Reading books are changed every TUESDAY AND THURSDAY. Please remember to bring your child's book bag to school. Particularly on these days.
PE is on a Thursday , Well Done to those children that are bringing their PE Kit!
Year 1 P.E
This half term the year 1 children will have their PE on a Wednesday.