Key Stage 1 - Centipede Class (Year 1) 2021 - 2022

Mrs Chappell

 

Welcome to Centipede Class Page 

 

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The expectations of lessons each day will be:

  • A maths lesson
  • An English lesson
  • A RWI phonics lesson
  • SPAG/ handwriting 
  • A lesson for one of the foundation subjects (Science, PE, History, Geography, Music, Computing, Art, PSHE and RE)
  • Some teaching of basic skills e.g. cutting, colouring in the lines, fastening buttons
  • A story 
  • Singing 

 

Useful website links to use at home:

 

  • https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ -Topmarks has a range of educational resources, games and links to other websites covering all subjects.
  • http://www.ictgames.com/ - Educational maths and English games aimed at 5-8 year olds.
  • https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga - Cosmic Kids Yoga are interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence – and gets kids into yoga and mindfulness early! Each episode is its own story, so you can enjoy the Cosmic Kids series in any order.
  • https://www.gonoodle.com/ - A wide range of fun dances for children to learn and help them stay active.

 

Maths

In maths this term we will be focuing on place value to 10 and beyond. 

In additon please practise writing the digits 0-9 with your children. 

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English

This term's text in English is going to be 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers. This is an amazing book and it's going to help us produce some fantastic pieces of writing!

We will be consolidating lots of skills taught in reception to build our cofidence. Plus lots of new year 1 writing skills. 

Can you use a capital letter and a full stop?

Can you use finger spaces? 

Can you use and to join your ideas? 

Don't worry if not! We will be learning all about this in our English lessons. 

 

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Science

Our topic in science will be Materials.

We are going to identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for different uses. We will investigate how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching. 

Which materials will float?

Which materials will sink?

Can you idenitfy materials that are hard?

Can you identify materials that are transparent?

 

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Spellings

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To practise these you could use rainbow writing, write them in a pyramid, practise them in a sentence or find them in your reading books.

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Reading and Phonics 

Please read your child's Read Write Inc books daily with your child as this will support progress in reading and phoics and build your child's confidence. Within the text there are tricky words, speedy words and comprehension questions too. Vist Oxfordowl.co.uk to access Read Write Inc books. 

We try and encourage our children to read for pleasure and have a passion for reading as it will stimulate their brain, grown their vocabulary and stregthen their reading ability. 

Each half term I recommend 5 reads and encourage the children to try and read all 5 by the end of the half term. If they achive this then they'll be awarded with a certificate and a prize.

These texts are texts that adults or older sibblings could read and model good fluency and expression. You could also discuss new vocabualry and ask questions about the text. 

This link is the top 50 reads in year 1  https://www.booksfortopics.com/year-1

Have a look and visit your local library to explore the stories. 

 

Reading websites: 

https://www.storylineonline.net/ Great free resource with activities to support learning.

https://www.freechildrenstories.com/ another great reading resource with ideas. 

 

Useful information 

Our PE session is on Tuesday afternoon.Children have kit to wear provided by school. 

Our Forest school session is Wednesday afternoon. Children have kit to wear provided by school. 

Shiny reading books are sent home every Monday. 

Paper reading books are changed every three days. 

Key words will be tested weekly and changed to the next set once the children are secure with their current set. 

Homework is set on Thursday via Class Dojo. It is optional. One week is Maths homework and one week is English homework. 

Our spelling test will be on Friday morning. 

All stationary is provided in school. 

Children should bring a named water bottle and have access to drinking water throughout the day. 

 

 

Have a great week everyone and stay safecool

 

 

 

 

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Contact Us: Darnhall Primary School Sandyhill Road, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 1JL

Tel: 01606 593315 General enquiries please contact the office.

Email: contact@darnhall.cheshire.sch.uk