Autumn Term so far.
Welcome to Year One.
Year 1 is taught by Mrs Pierrepont.
Miss Barnard and Mrs Emmerson are also part of the Year 1 team.
In our Autumn Term 2, Year 1 have continued their learning journey finding out about The Great Fire of London and how London was rebuilt. We have been fascinated by our learning about the world we live in. This term we will enjoy creating maps of our surrounding area, as well as finding out about the different continents within the world we live in.
We have a trip to the beach organised as well as our Nativity Performance with Year 2.
As a class we Love to share books and a big part of our everyday job at school is to develop this love of reading with your child and also help them to understand the mechanics of reading. Each day we have a phonics session which is showing children new letters (graphemes) to read and the sound (phoneme) these letters make. Children quickly start to use these sounds to blend to read, e.g f-o-x = fox or r-ai-n =rain
The more practise children have with reading the more confident they will get and soon will have the feeling of becoming an independent reader.
Each week we will send home a book on a Thursday. Thursday is our book changing day. This book matches there knowledge within the Little Wandle Phonics scheme we are currently using. Having the same book each day allows your child to start reading by using their blending skills, that is saying the sound for each letter and then blending to say the word. As the week goes on and with more practise these words will start to be stored in their memory banks so they can just start to ‘read’ the word.
In Year One we are also developing our skills as Mathematicians. We regularly practise our skills using a variety of equipment and resources. Using these 'concrete' resources help us all to explain our thinking. In Autumn Term 2 we up until Christmas, we are looking at place value to 20. This includes understanding and partitioning teen numbers, ordering numbers to 20 and finding one more and one less than any number to 20.
I Hope you enjoyed our Remembrance song. We all love to sing in Year 1.