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Year 1

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. 3rd September 2018 A Traditional Tale The Three Bears
w.c. 24th September 2018 A Cumulative Tale The Squeaky Story
w.c. 29th October 2018 A Losing Tale Dogger
w.c. 19th November 2018 A Recount Toy Workshop Recount
w.c. 7th January 2019 Instructions How to Trap Mr Mean
w.c. 28th January 2019 A Journey Story Mr Men and Little Miss
w.c. 25th February 2019 Overcoming the Monster Little Red Riding Hood
w.c. 18th March 2019 A Finding Story The Story of Pirate Tom
w.c. 23rd April 2019 A Rescue Story The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch
w.c. 13th May 2019 A Friendship Story The Rainbow Fish
  A Non-chronological Report Sea Creatures
  Recount Our Trip to Bournemouth
     

 

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. 3rd September 2018 Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 1 - Numbers to 10
w.c. 24th September 2018 Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 2 - Number bonds to 10
w.c. 8th October 2018 Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 3 - Addition to 10
w.c. 15th October 2018 Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 4 - Subtraction to 10
w.c. 29th October 2018 Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 5 - Positions
w.c. 12th November 2018 Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 6 - Numbers to 20
w.c. 26th November 2018 Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 7 - Addition and Subtraction to 20
w.c. 10th December 2018 Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 8 - Shapes and Patterns
w.c. 7th January 2019 Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 9 - Length and Height
w.c. 21st January 2019 Year 1 Textbook B - Chapter 10 - Numbers to 40
w.c. 28th January 2019 Year 1 Textbook B - Chapter 11 - Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
w.c. 25th February 2019 Year 1 Textbook B - Chapter 12 - Multiplication
w.c. 11th March 2019 Year 1 Textbook B - Chapter 13 - Division
w.c. 25th March 2019 Year 1 Textbook B - Chapter 14 - Fractions
w.c. 23rd April 2019 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

 

 

Summer 1:

Off to the Seaside!

 Our new combined History and Geography topic for the summer term is called Off to the Seaside! Barnaby Bear will return to Sway to tell us about his holiday to Poole and our local coastal towns. We will also be investigating how Bournemouth Beach has changed over the past century and comparing the Victorian seaside to today.  For our Brilliant Beginning on Friday 26th April, we will be creating our own shoebox aquariums. For our Fantastic Finale in July, we will visit Bournemouth beach and the Victorian ‘Russell Cotes’ museum.

Spring 2:

Fire! Fire!

Our new History topic is called ‘Fire Fire!’ We will be learning all about The Great Fire of London. We will investigate how it started, why it spread so quickly and its impact on London. We will also be looking at Samuel Pepys’ diary and his perspective of the event. We will be creating silhouette paintings of London during the fire, roasting marshmallows on a bonfire and making our own bread.  For our Fantastic Finale, we will create our own 3D models of houses from this era to recreate Pudding Lane!

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Spring 1:

Mr Men and Little Miss

Our new topic is called ‘Mr Men and Little Miss’, which will link to our Literacy and Geography lessons. We will be going on a journey with the Mr Men and learning all about the Scottish Isle of Coll. We will identify the features of an island, study maps from ‘birds-eye’ perspective and compare the Isle of Coll to Sway. For our Brilliant Beginning, we will become Mr Men and Little Miss characters. We will be writing about our favourite Mr Men characters and doing lots of creative activities

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Autumn 2:

Toys!

This term, we are learning all about toys! We will be looking at modern day toys and comparing them to toys from our parents' and grandparents' era, as well as from the Victorian period. For our Brilliant Beginning, children will be sharing their favourite modern day toys. For our Fantastic Finale, we created our own Christmas Winding Toys for our very own Elves' Workshop.

 

We brought our favourite toys into school and described the characteristics of modern day toys.

   

 

In Science, we have been describing properties of materials. We then sorted sweets by their properties in a Venn Diagram.

   

 

In our PSHE lessons, we have been thinking about how we can be more HeartSmart. We've got the power to look after ourselves and others. We have also been thinking about different emotions.

   

 

In Literacy, we have been learning to retell our class text - Dogger.

   

 

 

In R.E, we have been considering the question: 'Why does Christmas matter to Christians?'

We have been thinking about the birth of Jesus and why it is celebrated by Christians. We have created our own story books to retell the Nativity story.

     

 

Autumn 1:

Topic: Up Our Street!

This term, we have been learning all about Sway. We located key features of our school and village on a map and created a local area album to show what our village is like to live in. For our Fantastic Finale, we went on a walk around our village and used maps to show Barnaby Bear the key features. 

 

      

 

   

 

   

 

Computing: Bee-bots

In Computing, we have been programming Bee-bots using algorithms. We learnt that the algorithms needed to be precise and in the correct order for the Bee-bot to do what we wanted it to do. We created Bee-bot mats of Sway and programmed the Bee-bots to move between key places. 

 

 

     

 

   

 

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Science: Weather and Seasons!

Barnaby Bear is moving to our school grounds. He has asked us to find out which season would be the best to build his new home and make new mini-beast friends. To help him, we decided to measure rainfall, wind and the number of animals in our woodlands across the four seasons. For our Brilliant Beginning, we created wind socks and rain gauges. Then, we used tally charts to record the animals we found on our school grounds!

   

 

   

 

 

Class Country

Our class country is France. Over the year, we will find out what it is like to live in France, learn about famous French monuments and learn some French words and phrases.

Have you ever been on holiday to France? Can you speak any French?

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