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Tigers - Year 1

Hello Tigers!

 

I hope you are enjoying the last couple of days of the summer holidays. I am looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday.

 

I just wanted to give you some information about starting year 1 before you return...

 

You don't need to bring a bag with you, just a water bottle with your name on. We have all of the equipment you need in school.

Monday's and Friday's will be PE days. This is a little bit different from Reception - your PE kit will stay at home not in school. Please come into school on these days wearing your school PE kit and appropriate shoes. 

On Thursdays this half term you will be going outside for your RE lessons. Please bring wellies/old trainers that you don't mind getting wet and muddy in a named bag each Thursday, or if you are happy for them to stay in school you can keep them on your peg. 

 

If you have any questions please email tigers@parkgate.cheshire.sch.uk.

 

Miss Morris 

 

 

 

Welcome to Tiger Class!

 

Autumn Term 1

 

Tigers, welcome to your new class! I am really looking forward to a fun and exciting year with you all!

 

English

English this half term will be text led, focusing on the book ‘Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers.

 

Throughout this unit, all children will:

  • Use some full stops and capital letters.
  • Combine words to make a single clause sentences 

Children who are working deeper will:

  • Use full stops with greater control.

 

Read, Write, Inc

Phonics will take place daily, following the Read, Write, Inc. scheme. These lessons will incorporate learning phonics sounds, reading, writing and spelling.

Maths

Our Maths focus this half term is place value to 10 and addition and subtraction. By the end of the term the children will be able to:

  • Count to 10, forwards and backwards.
  • Count, read and write numbers to 10 in numerals and words.
  • Identify one more and one less than a given number.
  • Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations.
  • Use the language more than, less than, most, least and equal to.
  • Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 10.
  • Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition, subtraction and equal signs.
  • Add and subtract one digit numbers to 10.
  • Solve one step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations and missing number problems.

Science

The topic for Autumn 1 is Everyday Materials. We will be investigating a variety of materials to decide what properties they have. We will be using vocabulary such as stretchy, squashy, hard, rough etc. The children will be working in their science groups and will be handling lots of different objects. Each science group will have a captain who will be in charge. The captain will change each half-term.

Vocabulary for this half term - wood, plastic, glass, paper, water, metal, rock, rough, smooth, bendy, hard, soft

 

We will also be studying the ‘Seasons’ over the year as another science topic.

The vocabulary for this topic is - summer, autumn, winter, spring, sun, day, moon, night, light, dark.

 

We have a science star each week. Somebody who added something special to our lessons. 

We have a science star each week. Somebody who added something special to our lessons or completed a super piece of work.

Geography
In Geography, the children will be focusing on ‘Our School and the Local Area’. Throughout this topic, the children will:

  • Describe their local area using words and pictures.
  • Use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study their school.
  • Say what they like and dislike about their locality.
  • Name the physical and human features around school.
  • Use locational language to describe features on a map.
  • Draw a simple map with symbols to create a key.

Art

In Art, we will start by exploring different shapes, line and patterns and will be using a variety of mediums including pencils, pastels and charcoal. We will also be looking at the artist Ian Fennelly and creating artwork inspired by him.

RE

The religion we will be focusing on this term is Christianity. Our Big Question to investigate for Autumn 1 is, ‘How did God show his love for the world?’. We will be looking at the Christian story of creation. 

RE will be taught on a Thursday and they will need their wellies or other outdoor shoes in school that day (in a named bag please!) as we will be out on the field. 

RE Champions

Computing

In Computing, we will be focusing on E-Safety. This will include how to stay safe online, regarding our personal information and understanding who we can and cannot trust online. 

Here's what we get up to in computing

 

 

PSHE

The PSHE focus is ‘I can like myself the way I am’ and will be focused around the text ‘Elmer’ by David Mckee. The children will begin to understand the ways in which they are different and how to make their classroom welcoming to others.

 

PE

PE will take place on Mondays and Fridays, this half term the children will be focusing on Gymnastics and Ball Skills. Please come into school wearing your PE kit on these days.

Music

Our first music topic is ‘Simple Rhythms’. The children will practise using their voice, hands and instruments to create simple rhythms.

Look at what we do!

Staffing

Mrs Gregg will be teaching the children on Thursday afternoons during my PPA.

 

Homework
Homework will be set on Google Classroom. There will be weekly spellings linked to the Read, Write, Inc. sounds learnt in class. There will also be a maths activity to consolidate the learning from the week. Sometimes there will be other activities to complete linked to the learning from the week. This will be set online on a Thursday and needs to be submitted by the following Monday.

 

A reading book will be sent home each week. Please read these books more than once if possible to increase fluency. You will change this every Friday so please make sure your reading book is brought back on this day.

There will also be a book set online that you have been reading in school, so you will be familiar with it. Please read this more than once and complete the tasks at the end.

 

Water bottles

Please ensure your child has a named water bottle in school each day.

 

If anyone has any questions they would like to ask me, please email me at tigers@parkgate.cheshire.sch.uk

 

Many thanks,

Miss Morris

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