This half term we are working on 

  • English - "Is there a dog in this book?" by Silvia Viviane Schwarz.
  • Phonics -   Lots of phonics practice and reading alien words that are non-words but can be read following the phonics concept. 
  • Maths - Multiplication and division.
  • R.E. - Judaism

Year 1 have to do the phonics screening check during the week beginning 10th June.

This is a national check and is nothing to worry about as your child has been learning phonics all year and reading alien words which are not real words but follow the same phonics patterns taught this year. 

The check is done by Mrs Bullman.  Please ask Mrs Bullman if you have any questions.

Year 1

 

This year your teacher is 

Mrs Bullman

 

Our science topic this summer term is Plants.

 

 

 Look at the Year 1 curriculum here

 

P.E. is on Thursdays

 

  

 

We have been making the most of the fabulous weather and taking our learning outside. In maths we have been out in the yard with chalk and equipment as we get to grips with making equal groups, sharing and arrays. These are the building blocks of multiplication and division.

 

We planted beans in year 1.  Each week we are recording how tall they've grown in our bean diaries!

 

Christmas Party trip to Eureka with EYFS

 

 

In English our writing has been inspired by the book 'Here Comes Frankie' by Tim Hopgood. The book tells the story of a lonely boy who takes up playing the trumpet which in turn transforms his life into a colourful and wonderful place. We are now enjoying a short unit on poetry.
In maths we have looked at more than and less than and one more and one less. We have also learnt new vocabulary in the use of greater than and less than. We have taken our maths outside and jumped around the playground finding numbers greater and less than. We have had lots of hands on fun with the cubes and maths equipment.
In phonics we have discovered some new sounds like a-e, ee and ay and the difference between oi and oy. We have played lots of games and learnt how to sound out using our robot arms.
We do RE with Ms Moreland. We have looked at the difference between Jewish and Christian weddings and religious symbols and talked about making promises. We very much enjoyed the wedding between the owl and they pussycat.
We also do art with Ms Moreland in which we have been inspired by Van Gogh’s sunflowers. We have also made work for our 'Here Comes Frankie' display.
In Geography we are finding out all about the United Kingdom including the differences between cities and the countryside and all about our capital London.