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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Miss Elliott 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. 2nd September 2019 A Traditional Tale The Three Bears
w.c. 23rd September 2019 A Cumulative Tale The Squeaky Story
w.c. 4th November 2019 A Losing Tale Dogger
w.c. 18th November 2019 A Recount Toy Workshop Recount
w.c. 7th January 2020 Instructions How to Trap Mr Mean
w.c. 28th January 2020 A Journey Story Mr Men and Little Miss
w.c. 25th February 2020 Overcoming the Monster Little Red Riding Hood
w.c. 18th March 2020 A Finding Story The Story of Pirate Tom
w.c. 23rd April 2020 A Rescue Story The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch
w.c. 13th May 2020 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 https://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.

 

Date Focus Textbook Chapter and Title
w.c. 2nd September 2019 Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 1 - Numbers to 10
w.c. 24th September 2019 Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 2 - Number bonds to 10
w.c. 8th October 2019 Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 3 - Addition to 10
w.c. 15th October 2019 Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 4 - Subtraction to 10
w.c. 29th October 2019 Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 5 - Positions
w.c. 12th November 2019 Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 6 - Numbers to 20
w.c. 26th November 2019 Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 7 - Addition and Subtraction to 20
w.c. 10th December 2019 Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 8 - Shapes and Patterns
w.c. 7th January 2020 Year 1 Textbook A - Chapter 9 - Length and Height
w.c. 21st January 2020 Year 1 Textbook B - Chapter 10 - Numbers to 40
w.c. 28th January 2020 Year 1 Textbook B - Chapter 11 - Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
w.c. 25th February 2020 Year 1 Textbook B - Chapter 12 - Multiplication
w.c. 11th March 2020 Year 1 Textbook B - Chapter 13 - Division
w.c. 25th March 2020 Year 1 Textbook B - Chapter 14 - Fractions
w.c. 23rd April 2020 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

 

 

Our first topic was called 'Up Our Street', which linked our Science and Geography lessons together. We went on a journey with Barnaby Bear, to find him the perfect place to build his new home. The children learnt about the four seasons, the key features of our school and village and discovered the mini beasts that live on the school grounds. For the Brilliant Beginning, the children built rain gauges and wind socks. The rain collected will be recorded each term. 

 

The children enjoyed making their weather stations this week! 

 

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Our topic for Autumn 2 was called 'Toys', where the children identified the similarities and differences between the toys from different periods, used common words to relate to the passing of time and understood the different ways in which we can find out about the past. For the Brilliant Beginning, the children explored toys from the Victorian era, the 1950s and shared their modern day toys with their peers. It was a great term!

Our topic for the first Spring term was called 'Mr Men', where the children created brilliant instructions to help trap Little Miss Trouble and discovered all about the marvellous Mr Men characters. For the brilliant beginning, the children decorated biscuits as different Mr Men characters, created finger puppets out of felt, built characters out of lego and chalk and coloured lots of different Mr Men characters. The costumes that the children made were amazing!  Well done Class One for another amazing term!

Our topic for Spring 2 is called 'Fire Fire'. The children will be learning about The Great Fire of London, how it spread so quickly and will gather information by reading Samuel Pepy's diary. The children will build Tudor houses and will watch the flames spread as we recreate our own Great Fire of London at school. For the Brilliant Beginning on Friday 28th February, children are invited to wear their own clothes. They will be creating silhouette paintings of London during the fire, roasting marshmallows on a bonfire and making our own bread.

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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