Year 1

Class Page for Year 1

Year 1 children have made a great start to the Autumn Term. The Summer diaries they have written were so lovely in their detail and pictures. The children have really enjoyed showing them to the class and to Mr. Brettell. Thank you to all parents for supporting their children in this task.

This term Year 1 have already shown their ability to write independently and to count and sequence numbers. They are enthusiastic with their reading, which is lovely to see. 

During the Autumn term the History topic we will be covering is 'Why were castles built?'. We will learn about the changing role of monarchs over the centuries and how certain monarchs were responsible for building the castles in the United Kingdom. Year 1 and Year 2 will be visiting Kenilworth Castle later this term to find out more about this topic. We will let you know as soon as possible about the dates for this trip. Our Science topic called 'Push me/pull you', which looks at forces, will be useful here as the children will find out how weapons such as a trebuchet were used in a castle siege.

In Geography we will find out about the area in which we live and how it fits within the UK. We will look at where famous castles can be found in the UK. The children will find out how to draw a simple map and to follow a map of the village when we walk in Bishops Tachbrook to look for different landmarks.

In Design Technology the children will learn the skills to prepare fruit to assemble a fruit salad or fruit kebab.  We will find out where the fruit grows in the world and locate these countries on a world map.

In English this term we will continue Letters and Sounds daily.  The children learn to write in sentences to compose simple stories and write simple non-fiction accounts. Year 1 focus on learning to spell common exception words from memory.  Guided reading will take place each week with class groups as well as individual reading in class.

Our Maths will cover place value, learning the value of tens and units to 20 and beyond. The work also includes addition and subtraction to 20 and beyond, finding 1 more and 1 less than a number, odd and even numbers, ordering and comparing numbers to 100, recognising and describing 2 and 3 dimensional shapes, learning to tell the time to the hour, measuring length and using money to 10p and beyond.

Here are some links to some useful websites:

For Year 1 Maths games  click here

For Year 1 English games click here

to find out about the Bayeux tapestry click here 


If you  need to contact myself, please use the email address below and a reply will be sent as soon as possible.

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