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Year 1

                                                                     WELCOME TO YEAR 1

Our teacher is Mr Richards and our teaching assistants are Mrs Weatherhead, Miss Myerthall, Miss Dawson and Mrs Lawless.   

 

Mr Richards can be contacted on:

arichards@warrendell.herts.sch.uk

Online Reading Record

 

AUTUMN 2 OVERVIEW

 

Year 1 have made a great start to the year and have settled in really well. Our topic for this half term is Dinosaurs.  We have been finding out lots of interesting facts about Dinosaurs and fossils. 

 

This is what year 1 have been up to this week. Measuring dinosaurs, looking for fossils in the outside area and painting dinosaur footprints.

 

 

 

Curriculum information can be accessed here:

HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD LEARN AT HOME

Reading and talking together

Get your child to tell you about what they are reading. Who is their favourite character and why? Is there anyone like that in your family? What do they think is going to happen? What have they learnt from their reading? Does it remind them of any of their own experiences?

Help your child with any words they don’t understand – look them up together in the dictionary if you need to.

Read recipes, instructions, manuals, maps, diagrams, signs and emails. It will help your child to understand that words can be organised in different ways on a page, depending on what it’s for.

Read junk mail – your child could compare costs, make their own ‘advertisements’ by cutting up junk mail or come up with clever sentences for a product they like.

 Writing

Writing about their heroes, sports events, hobbies and interests helps your child to stay interested in what they are writing about.

Help your child to leave messages in sand on the beach, send a message in a bottle, do code crackers, word puzzles, crosswords, word finds – these are all fun to do together.

Make up a story about The Zoo and act it out with costumes and music. Write down the names of the characters.

If you or someone in your family has a computer, encourage your child to use it to write, email and publish or print for pleasure (emails, birthday cards, poems, jokes, letters, and pictures with captions). Or you could use a computer at the library.

Remind children to use a capital letter, finger spaces and a full stop in all their writing.

 Maths

Find and connect numbers around your home and neighbourhood – phone numbers, clocks, letterboxes, road signs, signs showing distance.

Count forwards and backwards (starting with numbers like 100, 99, 98, 97 then back again).

Make patterns when counting – forwards and backwards, starting with different numbers (73, 83, 93, 103, 113, 123… or 128, 118, 108, 98, 88, 78…).

Explore patterns through drumming, clapping, stamping, dancing.

Find out the ages and birth dates of family.

See patterns in the numbers in their times tables.

Keep practising forming your numbers the right way.

 Topic

This term year 1 are learning about superheroes and what special powers they have, we will be demonstrating some of these super powers on Superhero Day.

Within this topic we will also be learning about real life heroes and our visit to the fire station will help us understanding how hard these heroes work.

What an exciting half term ahead.

 PE

Please ensure your child has a PE kit on their peg every day! They need a yellow top, blue shorts (or tracksuit bottoms) and black plimsoles.

 Every day activities

Making lunch or a meal for a party– make sandwiches in different shapes. Can they cut their sandwich in half? Can they cut the other sandwich in half a different way?

Helping at the supermarket – choose items to weigh – how many apples/bananas weigh a kilo? Look for the best buy between different makes of the same items (e.g. blocks of cheese) – check on the amount of sugar or salt per serving

Telling the time – o’clock and half past.

Deciding how much money you will need to put into the parking meter and what time you will need to be back before the meter expires.

Thinking about how many telephone numbers they can remember – talk about what they do to help them remember the series of numbers.

Reading together – help them look for numbers and mathematics ideas.

Looking for shapes and numbers in newspapers, magazines, junk mail, art (like carvings and sculpture).

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