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Richmond Primary School

Together we will Learn, Enjoy, Achieve, Respect, Nurture

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1! We hope that you will find this page useful. We will be uploading lots of handy information about what we are learning about at school and ways in which you can help at home. If you have any questions or further comments, please speak to any of the Year 1 team.

Thank you to everyone for coming to the Christmas Decoration Day. We are pleased with how many parents came and supported us and we hope that you had a fantastic time.

 Who's who?

We have 3 classes in Year 1 with the following teachers and LSA's: 

1RL - Mrs Lawrence, Mrs Blackburn and Mrs Wilson

1CG - Miss Grayson and Miss Bradley

1DD - Miss Dimmer and Mrs Tansey

 

We also have Nurture Group with Mrs Manning and Mrs Midgaff.

 

 Our Topics this Year:

Dinosaurs  - Autumn 1

Bright Lights, Big City - Autumn 2

Enchanted Woodland - Spring 1

Paws, Claws and Whiskers - Spring 2

Moon Zoom - Summer

 

Important Days

  • Please have PE kit in school every day as we rotate when we have PE.
  • Reading Diaries are collected every Friday.
  • New Phonics sounds and words are handed out every Monday in Reading Diaries
  • Homework is collected on Fridays every fortnight.

 

Homework

 The new homework title will be handed out on Friday 21st December. This will link to our new topic - Enchanted Woodlands. 

The Enchanted Woodland homework will be due on the following dates:

Friday 18th January

Friday 1st February

Friday 15th February

Enchanted Woodlands 

English

Maths

Creative

Research

Build a den in the garden and write some instructions for a friend to make it afterwards.

 

Write a Who-am-I? riddle for your family and friends about woodland animals. (CHALLENGE)

 

Write your own traditional tale based on one of the traditional tales that you have been learning

 

Write an acrostic poem about your favourite woodland animal.

 

Write an information text about your favourite woodland animal.

Find out how to calculate the age of a tree and measure the trunk to find out its diameter.

 

Measure the height and length of small tress, plants or bushes found in your garden or the school grounds and put them in order of size. (CHALLENGE)

 

Use natural resources to represent numbers – e.g. sticks for tens and pebbles for ones.

 

Go on a woodland walk and count the number of certain trees or plants. 

 

Take your family on a woodland walk and take photos of different plants, flowers and trees. Create a collage.

 

Using natural items in the garden to create a sculpture or pattern. (CHALLENGE)

 

Make a miniature home for fairies and pixies in the garden.

 

Collect some leaves and create a leaf rubbing pattern.

 

Create a collage of leaves to make a picture.

 

Plant a flower and observe the changes in a diary. (CHALLENGE)

 

Search the internet about woodlands and forests around the world and create a scrapbook.

 

Go on a tree hunt. Find a deciduous and evergreen tree.

 

Find out about famous artists who use the woodlands for inspiration

 

Bright Lights, Big City

The final homework for Bright Lights, Big City is on:

  • Friday 21st December

Please try and complete 1 Creative, 1 Maths, 1 English and 1 Research idea for each topic. The sheet can give your child some ideas or we welcome your own suggestions.

 

English

Maths

Creative

Research

Write a set of instructions for your favourite game

 

Write a postcard from a London landmark

 

Write a fact-file about a famous visitor attraction

 

Go to the library and find some books about London.

 

Write your own Paddington story

 

Write a diary like Samuel Pepys (CHALLENGE TASK)

 

 

Create a landscape using 2D/3D shapes

 

Calculate the distance to London

 

Read a train timetable and work out how to get to London via the fastest route (CHALLENGE TASK)

 

Use an Underground map with directions to find routes between visitor landmarks

 

Write your own directions to destinations in London

 

Practise your number bonds to make 10 and then 20. How quickly can you give the answer? Learn doubles to 10.

 

Practise counting forwards and backwards in 2s to 20, 5s to 50, and 10s to 100

Art – Make a cityscape

 

Write a story about London

 

Create a landmark from junk materials

 

Create a collage of pictures of London landmarks

 

Make bread using a traditional recipe from the Great Fire of London (CHALLENGE TASK)

 

Learn some of the songs about London – London’s Burning / London Bridge is Falling Down

 

Find out about The Royal Family

 

Draw your family tree

 

Find out about the Great Fire of London

 

Research/go to a visitor attraction

 

Find out/ watch Paddington Bear and create a fact file about him

 

Create a timeline of events for the Great Fire of London (CHALLENGE)

 

Thank you for the support with the homework. We have had some super examples and the children have really loved sharing what they have been doing. Here are some examples:

Spring Term 1

We are learning:

 

English

Maths

PE

Connected Learning 

 Traditional Tales –

Jack and the Beanstalk,

Little Red Riding Hood,

Three Little Pigs,

Gingerbread Man,

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

 

 

 Addition and Subtraction for Numbers to 20

 

Shapes and Pattern

 

Height and Length

 Dance – Traditional Tales – Jack and the Beanstalk

 

Net and Wall Games

 

 

Trees- Deciduous and Evergreen

 

Clay Models of Woodland animals

 

Identifying and classifying plants and animals

 

Making party food for the Teddy Bear’s Picnic

 

Making maps in Geography

 

Drawing, painting and sculpting.

 

 

 

English

 We have been looking at Winter poems, We have been using our senses to describe.

We have been making up our own stories for Paddington. We have story mapped our work, used drama to act out the scenes and now we are beginning to write them. We hope to publish our work next week and have them up on display for everyone to read. Here are a few pictures of us acting out our stories;

Maths

In Maths we have been adding numbers up to 20. We have been using number-lines and playing games to help us with our learning.

 

We have been looking at representing numbers in different ways,

In Maths we have been learning about subtraction on a number line. We worked with a partner to make jumps on the number line to solve the problems.

We have also been using ordinal language. We played a game where our friends had to guess the order of our fruits. It was so much fun!

 

Science

For Science Day we have been looking at materials. We sorted the materials into groups according to their properties. We then tested lots of different materials to see which material would be best for an umbrella for Paddington.

 

Bright Lights, Big City

We have been exploring London and have been using directional language to navigate.

We have been learning about Pudding Lane and the Great Fire of London. 

We have been learning all about the Royal Family and The Queen. We even had tea with The Queen! Here are our collages that we made about her life.

 

Phonics and Reading

Our next Phonics for families is on Thursday 13th December.

We encourage parents and carers to take an active role in helping children learn to read. We ask that parents read with their child every night or a minimum of three times a week. Teachers in Year 1 award certificates to children who have read with grown-ups at home so it is really important to update your child’s reading diary regularly.

 

We have a range of books available to choose from at the end and beginning of each day. We will let you know when we have assessed your child and when they are ready to move onto the next colour band. We test children approximately every 6 weeks. We work on percentage scores to give us an accurate judgement about their colour band. If you would like any further information about reading, please ask your child’s teacher.

 

In Year 1 we group the children into phonics groups. Each week you will receive the sounds the children are working on in their Reading Diaries. In June, all of the children in Year 1 will complete the Year 1 Phonics Check. There are 40 words in total to read. 20 words are real words and 20 words are pseudo (alien) words. Children are to use their segmenting and blending skills to apply their phonics knowledge.  Here are some useful links to websites:

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/welcome-back/for-home/reading-owl/advice-for-parents/reading-at-home/phonics-made-easy#

 

Here are the phonemes that children need to know by the end of Year 1:

s

a

t

p

i

n

m

d

g

o

c

k

ck

e

u

r

h

b

f

ff

l

ll

ss

j

v

w

x

y

z

zz

qu

ch

sh

th

ng

ai

ee

igh

oa

oo

ar

or

ur

ow

oi

ear

air

ure

er

ay

oy

ea

ir

ou

oe

aw

au

ie

wh

ph

ue

i-e

o-e

ew

e-e

a-e

ey

 

We use Phonics Play at school to teach the sounds. The children love playing some of the games such as Dragon’s Den and Buried Treasure. Here are the links:

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/BuriedTreasure2.html

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/DragonsDen.html

 

Children are also required to read and spell the High Frequency Words. Some of the words are tricky words (words that cannot be sounded out – these are in bold).

 

Phase 2

a

an

as

at

if

in

is

it

of

off

on

can

dad

had

back

and

get

big

him

his

not

got

up

mum

but

the

to

I

no

go

into

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phase 3

 

will

that

this

then

them

with

see

for

now

down

look

too

he

she

we

me

be

was

you

they

all

are

my

her

 

Phase 4

 

went

It’s

from

children

just

help

said

have

like

so

do

some

come

were

there

little

one

when

out

what

 

 

 

 

 

Phase 5

 

don’t

old

I’m

by

time

house

about

your

day

made

came

make

here

saw

very

put

oh

their

people

Mr

Mrs

looked

called

asked

could