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Welcome to Year 1!

Miss Bush is the class teacher and Mrs Smith is the teaching assistant. On this page, you will find information about Class 1 news, pictures of things that we've done and more.

Talk For Writing

As a Talk 4 Writing school, we place emphasis on children learning to orally retell different types of texts using story maps and actions. Throughout the year, children will learn approximately 9-12 model texts. We ask all parents to support children with learning these texts at home orally, so that children can use them to create their own versions.

 

The table below highlights the text types and texts that we are learning in Year 1. The table will be updated and added to throughout the year. Please download the texts and story maps and practise retelling them.  Aim to retell the texts with actions and expression!

 

Date Text Type Text Title
w.c. 4th September 2017 A Cumulative Tale The Three Bears
w.c. 25th September 2017 A Cumulative Tale The Squeaky Story
w.c. 30th October 2017 A Traditional Tale The Elves and the Shoemaker
  A Recount Toy Museum Recount
  A Journey Story At the End of the Rainbow
  A Finding Story The Story of Pirate Tom
  Overcoming the Monster Little Red Riding Hood
  Instructions How to Trap a Wolf
  A Rescue Story The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch
  Poetry Seaside Poems
  A Non-Chronological Report Sea Creatures
  A Friendship Story The Rainbow Fish

 

Maths No Problem

 

     

As a school, we place emphasis on teaching Maths using a Maths Mastery approach. We place emphasis on children learning to develop their fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills. We use Maths No Problem Maths Textbooks and Workbooks in school. To find out more, visit http://www.st-lukes.hants.sch.uk/click-here-for-parent-videos-for-singapore-maths/ to watch parent videos all about how we teach Maths at St Luke's.


The table below highlights the textbook and chapters that we are learning in Year 1. The table will be updated and added to throughout the year. If you wish to purchase a copy of the Maths No Problem Textbook A and B and Workbook A and B for your year group for use at home and also find out more about how Maths is taught in school, these are available to order at http://www.mathsnoproblem.co.uk/mathematics/primary-key-stage1-and-key-stage-2/maths-no-problem.html

 

We ask all parents to support children with learning their number bonds at home; this is key to children being successful as Mathematicians.

 

Please also remember to make use of  IXL https://uk.ixl.com/ and Education City to further support Maths at home.

 

Date Focus Textbook Chapter and Title
w.c. 4th September 2017 Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 1 - Numbers to 10
w.c. 18th September 2017 Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 2 - Number bonds to 10
w.c. 2nd October 2017 Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 3 - Addition to 10
w.c. 9th October 2017 Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 4 - Subtraction to 10
w.c. 30th October 2017 Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 5 - Positions
w.c. 6th November 2017 Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 6 - Numbers to 20
w.c. 20th November 2017 Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 7 - Addition and Subtraction to 20
  Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 8 - Shapes and Patterns
  Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 9 - Length and Height
  Year 1 Textbook B - Chapter 10 - Numbers to 40
  Year 1 Textbook B - Chapter 11 - Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
  Year 1 Textbook B - Chapter 12 - Multiplication
  Year 1 Textbook B - Chapter 13 - Division
  Year 1 Textbook B - Chapter 14 - Fractions
  Year 1 Textbook B - Chapter 15 - Numbers to 100
  Year 1 Textbook B - Chapter 16 - Time
  Year 1 Textbook B - Chapter 17 - Money
  Year 1 Textbook B - Chapter 18 - Capacity
  Year 1 Textbook B - Chapter 19 - Mass
  Year 1 Textbook B - Chapter 20 - Space

 

 

Autumn 2:

Toys from the Past!

Our new topic is all about toys! We will be comparing our favourite modern day toys to toys from the past. We will learn all about toys and games from the Victorian period and even consider how toys have changed since our Parents and Grandparents were children.

 

For our Brilliant Beginning, we visited a Toy Museum. We found out all about Victorian toys and playground games and even make our very own wooden peg dolls and finger puppets.

 

 

 

   

 

   

 

For our Fantastic Finale, we will turn our classroom into Santa's workshop. We will become Santa's elves to design and create a winding Christmas toy!

 

Autumn 1: 

Up Our Street!

We have been learning all about Sway! We mapped key features of our school and village on a map and created our own local area albums.

 

For our Brilliant Beginning, we became meteorologists! We created our own weather stations to record the weather in our local area throughout the year. We made a rain gauge to measure rainfall and a windsock to measure wind direction. We will be using these throughout the year to observe how the weather changes across the four seasons. We predict that we will record the most rain during the winter and the windiest season will be autumn!

 

   

 

For our Fantastic Finale, we took Barnaby Bear for a tour around Sway. We showed him the local shops, the doctors and the church. We even gave him some useful facts about how to catch a train at the station!

 

   

 

In Computing, we have be learning how to program and debug Beebot Robots. Using our map skills, we have identified the key features of our own local area and used these to create our very own Beebot worlds. We then came up with algorithms to code a Beebot to move from one square to another.

 

   

 

In Art, we have been learning all about colour! We have been talking about using primary colours and mixing these to create secondary colours and lighter and darker shades. We looked at art created by Piet Mondrian who uses blocks of primary colours. We then had a go at making our own! We also created art in the style of Kandinsky. To do this, we had to carefully mix the primary colours to create secondary colours and different shades.

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

Class Country

Our class country is France. 

 

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