Welcome to Year One
Welcome to the first term of Year One. We have been so impressed with how well you have settled in and are looking forward to an exciting year ahead. We have lots of wonderful things planned for you over the coming weeks, our topic this term is Wonderful Emporium and we will be learning all about toys from the past as well as looking at the toys we currently play with. We will be working hard on your phonic sounds and putting these into practice with some fun and exciting games.
A few reminders: P.E is on a Tuesday so please come to school in your P.E kits. Water bottles must be brought to school every day and these will be refilled as necessary. We will be changing reading books on a Friday, although we do ask that you bring your reading book and record to school everyday. We will be sending home weekly spellings and will be testing these on a Friday, please bring your spelling book in on a Friday.
Parents you are able to contact me through our class email address email@example.com
I will regularly check the email and get back to you as soon as possible.
Please see our curriculum letter below to find out more on what we will be learning about over the coming months.
Looking forward to lots of fantastic learning.
Welcome to the Summer Term!
A slightly different start to the summer term than we all imagined, but we can still stay in touch via our class email address firstname.lastname@example.org and on Class Dojo. I have loved seeing everyone's photos and hearing about what you have all been up to whilst staying safe at home.
Home learning will now consist of tasks and challenges, we would love to see some of your photos of these challenges and any other creative learning that you have completed at home. Miss Martin is also looking forward to catching up with you all on the phone.
We miss you all. Stay safe and be kind to one another.
Stevenage Library Services
Stevenage Library Services are offering a range of exciting activities over the lockdown period. It is free to join and may give you some inspiration for different activities. Find out more details in the document below.
From Monday 20th April, BBC Bitesize will be running daily lessons. Please follow the link below for more details:
Final story time
Giraffes Can’t Dance
How to play Frustration
Alien Tea on Planet Zum-Zee
Peace at Last
Zoom Catch Up
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
Miss Martin reports from the zoo
A Penguin Comes to Tea
Trying to sort Mrs Martin’s hair
Winnie the Witch
Miss Martin accidentally makes her mum’s hair orange!
Long John Bill Answers Questions Part 1
Long John Bill Questions Part Two
Long John Bill Introduces Himself
The Pirates Next Door
Part 2 The Pirates Next Door
Welcome to Year One and the Spring term!
We hope that you all had a lovely Christmas and look forward to a successful 2020! Miss Martin is very excited to join Year 1 and is looking forward to getting to know all the children, parents and carers.
This term in Maths, we will be adding and subtracting numbers to 20 and learning our numbers to 50, as well as learning all about place value. In English, we will be looking at stories with predictable phrases,writing some stories of our own and learning to write instructions.
'The Great Fire of London' is our creative curriculum topic this term and we have lots of exciting activities to help us learn all about it.
We are keeping active with P.E. through dance and team building games. P.E. this term is on a Monday and Wednesday so P.E. kits (indoor and outdoor) need to be in school with name tags on all items of clothing. P.E. kits will be sent home every half term.
Reading - the school expectation is that all children will read a minimum of 3 times a week by Friday morning with a conversation about what has been read followed by an adult signature.
Spellings - the spelling rule or pattern for the week is taught on a Monday and all children will be tested on a Friday. Spellings will be given in their reading record and this is where we will record the children's scores also.
Number bonds (number stories) - the school expectation is that children will access Numbots 5 times a week. These are short, sharp sessions aimed at improving children's number