Year 1/Reception Miss Wells

Class 13

Welcome to our class page! Please scroll through to explore our wonderful learning. You will find a list of useful websites and links at the bottom of this page.P1010249

 *** change in homework- we are re-evaluating our current system for homework so no homework has been set this week ***

-Reading journals- please read with your child at least 3 times per week, this ensures good progress in both reading and writing and consolidates the letter sounds that we have been learning. Please write a comment in the reading journal to let us know how they are getting on and if their book needs changing. Regular readers receive rewards such as bookmarks and credits.
-Children will also receive a termly homework project- this will be related to the class topic we are learning about.

P.E. Will take place on a Tuesday and a Wednesday.

Library slots will be on Monday afternoons. Please bring your child's library book in on this day otherwise we will not be able to change it.

Welcome back to the first part of the Spring term! 
We hope you had a lovely Christmas and are ready for lots of exciting learning. This term our topic will be space explorers! Please keep an eye out on this page for photographs of learning, news and general updates.

Key Topics to be covered this half term:
Reception- Number to 20, counting up, counting back, number reasoning...
Year one- Addition and Subtraction using numbers to 20, Place Value of numbers up to 50 and counting... lots and lots of counting! Please practise counting as much as you can with your children, forwards/backwards up to 100, in jumps of 2, 5 and 10...this will really help them with all the areas of Maths they need to learn!

English: We continue with our Power of Reading scheme, looking at a new book linked to our topic... The man on the moon. We will be aiming to write our own stories as well as other topic based writing. We will also be learning all the letter names, not sounds, and how to ask and punctuate questions correctly.

Reading: PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ WITH YOUR CHILD REGULARLY - We cannot stress enough how important it is to read with your child regularly as this is the best way to build their confidence and fluency. 

Science: Materials - We will be looking at common properties of different materials and making simple comparisons between them.

Topic: Space and exploration - We will be learning some key facts about Space, and about Neil Armstrong and the first moon landing.

Art: Painting - focusing on the work of Vincent Van Gogh

Computing: Finding images on the web.

PE: Football and netball.

PSHE: People who help us.

Dates to remember:
Thursday 1st Feb - Science dome in for interactive space adventure. Our topic's 'WOW' moment!
Thursday 1st Feb - Stargazing evening at school. Warm clothes and wellies required!


Autumn term 2nd- 15th October:

Maths: Year one-We have been exploring counting in tens and identifying tens and ones this week. You can support your child with the following links: 
Reception-We have been looking at making teen numbers using Numicon i.e. number 13 needs one ten and a three.
English: We have been continuing to use phonics to write words and sentences. We have also been looking at the features of non-fiction texts.

Phonics meetings:Thank you to all that were able to make the parent's meetings. We hope that you found it useful and welcome feedback! For those who were unable to make it please ask for a paper copy of the information that has been shared. If you ever have any questions or concerns about phonics or reading then please ask.

Autumn term 18th-29th of September:
English- We will be focusing on using our phonics to write words/sentences. 
Maths- We will be looking at recognising numbers, identifying one more and one less, counting and ordering. (Reception to 20, Year 1 to 100)

Autumn term 5th- 15th of September:
To kick-start our learning this term we have been focusing on team building and 'THRIVE' activities. This has enabled us to work well collaboratively and develop excellent learning behaviours.

We worked together to make a collaborative picture. We discussed the importance of sharing, communication and working together.


We practised using yoga to help us calm down and relax.


We played the chocolate button game. We had to work out how to eat the chocolate without using our hands when it was placed on our foreheads! We discussed a lot of problem solving skills and laughed a lot!


We made friendship recipes. We discussed all the qualities of a good friend.


We made special friendship biscuits for each other. We had to talk to our friend to see what toppings they would like on their biscuit and then we gave our biscuit to our friend and said something nice about them.


We made 'worry jars'. We got all our worries out by discussing our worries for the year ahead in small groups.


Read Write Inc
We use Read Write Inc as our phonics programme. Please support your child at home by using their green or yellow sound books. Every few days your child will be coming home with some green speedy words in their phonics folder that we will be using in the scheme that week. Please help your child learn to read this and note how they get in in their reading diaries. Please make sure the book and the phonics folder is in their book bags everyday. We look forward to seeing the rapid progress that the children will make!

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Useful websites to further your child's learning: