Year 2

Welcome to Year 1 with Mrs Bentley and Mrs Brice.

Victorian teachers

In year 1 we have 13 boys an d 17 girls. We like to have lots of fun when we are learning but we also work extremely hard.

We do PE on a Tuesday and a Thursday. All children should have full PE kit in school and children with long hair should have this tied up.

Home Learning

Spellings are given out on a Wednesday ready for a test the following Tuesday.

Reading should be done on a daily basis if possible. If it becomes part of your daily routine then you and your child will enjoy this special time and benefit from the rewards.

Maths is fun in Year 1!

We will be learning to count to 100, in 2s, 5s and 10s. Represent numbers, order and compare, solve number problems, calculate mentally, understand calculation and write down calculations.

In geometry and measures we will begin to measure length, capacity and weight. We will recognise coins and notes. Learn to use and tell the time including the use of language for the days of the week, months and years. Recognise and name 2-d and 3-d shapes, describe position and movement and also recognise fractions using ½ and ¼’s.

English is fun too!

We are learning new strategies all the time to help with our reading. Looking at different fiction and non-fiction books gives us a wide range of reading. Working on comprehension helps us to understand and predict what might happen next.

In our writing we will be learning how to form our letters correctly, both lower and upper case letters. We will learn how to spell words containing the sounds we have learnt in Phonics. Developing our vocabulary, grammar and punctuation is also key to our learning. Being able to re-read what we have written when we want our writing to make sense is also something we will be aiming to do.

Year 1 Phonics test is in June 2016

Children are already practising their ‘monster words’ in school ready for the year 1 Phonics test. This is approached in a fun way where children learn how to decode and read the pseudo words that they are presented with.

Phonics booklet 2016 for parents