Towers Drive, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 OZD

01455637266

office@richmond.leics.sch.uk

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.

We are really excited about our Easter Bonnet Decoration Day and we look forward to inviting parents to come and join in with us.

 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.

 

Ash End Farm.

 

On Thursday 21st March we went to Ash End Farm. We saw lots of different farm animals including goats, sheet, rabbits, chickens, horses, cows and pigs! We got to feed the goats, sheep and ducks. We then got to hold a baby chick! Finally we went to see the creepy critters (snakes and spiders!).

 

Homework - Theme: Easter/Spring

 

The Easter homework is due Friday 10th May. Here are some ideas....

 

English

Maths

Research

Creative

 

Re-tell the Easter story.

 

Write clues for an Easter Egg hunt.

 

Write a story about Spring.

 

Write a recount about your Easter holiday.

 

Have an egg rolling contest. Use ordinal numbers to say who came first, second etc. Who travelled the furthest?

 

Make a Spring Themed Maths game.

Find out about the life cycle of the plant or animal.

 

Find out about animals that born at this time of the year.

 

Make an Easter Garden.

 

Make a paper maché egg.

 

Make a spring flower.

 

Decorate a boiled egg.

Spring Term/Summer 1

We are learning:

 

English

Maths

PE

Connected Learning 

Rhyming Poetry – based on Julia Donaldson, ‘One Mole Digging a Hole’

 

Recounts after our school trip to the farm.

 

 

Numbers to 40

 

Addition and Subtraction

 

Multiplication and Division

 

Fractions

Net and Wall Games

 

Woodland and Forest School Activities – den building

 

Gymnastics

 

 

Clay Animal Sculptures

 

Animal Patterns and Artwork

 

Making maps

 

Designing habitats

 

Food chains

 

Lifecycle of the butterfly

 

 

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;

 

This term we have been looking at traditional tales. At the beginning of each story children have had to guess which tale it will be from the clues they have found. We have acted out the scenes to our favourite stories, created stick puppets and have even written a story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears with an alternate ending. 

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!

 

In Maths we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We worked in teams to identify the different shapes and their names. We have looked a 3D shapes and they different faces they have. We have also been learning about patterns and how we can create a pattern using different shapes, colours and sizes.

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.

 

 

For Science Day we have been looking at plants and leaves. We have labelled the leaves and looked at the different parts of the plant and their jobs.

 

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