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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.

 Who's who?

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

1DD - Miss Dimmer and Mrs Tansey

1CG - Miss Grayson and Miss Bradley

1CW- Miss Wells and Mrs Clemo

  

 Our Topics this Year:

Dinosaurs  - Autumn 1

Bright Lights, Big City - Autumn 2

Moon Zoom - Spring 1

Paws, Claws and Whiskers - Spring 2

Rio de Vida - Summer

 

Important Days

  • Please have PE kit in school every day as we rotate when we have PE.
  • Please have Forest School kit in school each Tuesday. 
  • Reading Diaries are collected every Friday.
  • New Phonics sounds and words are handed out every Monday and stuck in Reading Diaries
  • Homework is collected and shared fortnightly on Fridays.

Bright Light, Big City homework due dates are:
Friday 8th November, Friday 22nd November, Friday 6th December and Friday 20th December.

When choosing your homework please choose one idea for each homework date. Please talk to your class teacher if you have any questions. 

Autumn Term 2

This half term we are learning about:

English

Maths

RE

PE

Connected

Writing Instructions

 

Narrative with Familiar Settings – Paddington

 

Handwriting – curly caterpillars – c,a,d,g,s,e,q,f,o

 

Zig zags – v, x, w, z

 

One arm robots – r, b, m, n, k, p, h,

 

Ladder letters – l, t, j, i, u, y

 

Phonics – see reading diaries each week for phonemes and tricky words

 

Guided Reading – Reading in class with the class teacher

Addition and subtraction within 20.

 

Shape

 

Numbers to 50

What Christian’s believe

The Bible

Sacred Texts

Islam

What do Muslim’s believe

Playground Games

 

Gymnastics

Geography – Countries and capital cities of the UK using maps

 

Computing – Searching the web, algorithms, debugging programs

 

DT - Building a model of Pudding Lane and setting fire to it!

 

History – Great Fire of London

 

Music – Traditional Songs and Nursery Rhymes

 

Science – Materials

 

Bright Lights, Big City Homework ideas.

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)

 

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)

 

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.

 

Make a cityscape

 

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)

 

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

 

Create an example of art work you might find in the London Art Gallery.

 

Make a boat for the River Thames.

Find out about The Royal Family

 

Draw your family tree

 

Find out about the Great Fire of London

 

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

 

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

 

Research a London artist.

Homework sharing dates:

Friday 8th November, Friday 22nd November, Friday 6th December, Friday 20th December.

This half term we are learning about:

English

Maths

Connected Learning

PE

Information texts about dinosaurs.

 

Dinosaur riddles.

 

Using full stops, capital letters and finger spaces.

Numbers to 20.

 

Ordering and sequencing numbers.

 

Partitioning numbers. eg 10 + 9 = 19

 

Shape

 

Number bonds to 10

 

 

Sock puppets

 

Habitats

 

Herbivores, omnivores and carnivores.

 

Reptiles

 

Types of trees

 

Mary Anning

 

Playground games

 

Games

 

 

Dinosaur Planet homework.

During this half term our homework is based on our Connected Learning theme, Dinosaur Planet. Below you will find some suggestions that can be used for your homework.

Maths

English

Research

Creative

Make a dinosaur themed maths game.

 

Put dinosaurs in order from the longest to the shortest.

 

Create your own maths riddles. (CHALLENGE)

Eg. What’s the total of a triceratops’s horns and legs?

Write a poem about a dinosaur.

 

Write a description about a dinosaur.

 

Make a dinosaur comic strip. (CHALLENGE)

 

Visit a museum or library and find out facts about dinosaurs.

 

Find out more about Mary Anning.

 

Go on a walk and learn about the different types of trees.  (CHALLENGE)

Make a dinosaur mask.

 

Make a dinosaur habitat.

 

Film a dinosaur story you have made. (CHALLENGE)

Homework due dates will be:
Friday 27th September, Friday 11th October and Friday 25th October

Summer Homework

Please can your child take a photo, draw a picture or write a sentence about something that they have done over the holiday.

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!).

 

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