St Luke's C.E. Primary School

St Luke's C.E. Primary School

'For with God nothing shall be impossible' Luke 1:37

Langport Avenue, Longsight, Manchester, M12 4NG

admin@st-lukes.manchester.sch.uk

0161 273 3648

Year 1

Campfire Chaos November 2022

Welcome to Year 1

 

 

Reminder to Parents/Carers: Your child can be collected from the playground but Parents/Carers CANNOT go further than the coned area (basketball court) due to safety of children.

 

Thank you,

Year One Team 


Your teachers this year are:

1D - Miss Doherty, Miss Booth and Miss Martin

1KFF - Miss Kelso, Mrs Fawcett-Foster and Mrs Pritchard

   
We will begin the Spring Term focusing our learning on deepening their vocabulary and understanding through questioning and enquiry based learning. Children will learn through stimulating activities based upon our Literacy, Numeracy, Science and other topics throughout the week.

 

The Year 1 Curriculum is attached below with our Curriculum Maps to help you navigate through the Spring Term along with our Long Term Plan which will help you see what your children will be learning throughout the year.

Remember, at any point where you need any guidance from either Miss Doherty, Miss Kelso or Mrs Fawcett-Foster please message via the online platform of Class Dojo or ring the school and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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This term, we’re going to be enjoying researching different nocturnal animals to understand 'Information Texts'  and other structured pieces of writing such as 'Familiar Settings and Traditional Tales'. We will be using different types of texts, such as newspapers, fact files and newsletters to the children to allow them to understand how to compare and contrast fact and fiction texts.

 

Additionally, we will introduce 'poetry'  through our Guided Reading sessions to help with inferencing and comprehension. This will be with a particular focus on the book 'A first poetry book' which will allow for a range of poems for all children to adapt to their reading ability to be challenged.


Our main focus will be Phonics which children have been doing twice daily, where children have been put into their targeted groups. This is due to the Y1 Phonics Screening Test which is at the end of Y1. Parents are reminded to practice at home with their decodable phonics reading book to encourage the sounds being taught at school. Additionally, Mrs Chohan is offering a Parents' Phonics Class EVERY Thursday from 9am - 11am for those parents wishing to better their Phonics knowledge.

 

This year, one of our main priorities is reading. Our Class Reads take place at the end of the school day and will be from a variety of authors.

 

Phonics

Websites to help children with their phonics:

https://www.ReadwithPhonics.com

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/helpAHedgehog/

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-2-games.html

https://www.youtube.com/results?sp=mAEB&search_query=jolly+phonics+phase+2 (phase 2 sounds)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixndECFUbIo (phase 3 sounds)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0 (tricky words phase 2)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY (tricky words phase 3)

 

                

 Year 1 will start the term by focusing on understanding addition and subtraction with a particular focus on working up to grasping 0-20 with the embedding of number bonds. These areas are, of course, essential to the pupils’ understanding of many other units of work. A key focus is going to be mathematical fluency in these skills. The class will have an allocated time of 20 minutes per day.

 

Children will have a weekly lesson targeting their reasoning skills. Reasoning in Numeracy is the "process of applying logical and critical thinking to a mathematical problem in order to work out the correct strategy to use (and as importantly, not to use) in reaching a solution".

 

Activities will be supported through he aid of concrete objects, pictorial and written form questions. This will be helpful for all learners and allow for all learners to access the curriculum and consolidate their learning.

 

Numeracy
Websites to help children with their number bonds and times tables:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-the-2-times-table-with-bridget-the-lioness/zrrx92p

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-74-_3WSrD0 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TgLtF3PMOc 

In our Science unit the children will be learning about Animals and Humans. They will learn to identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Children will observe the features of animals, compare them and sort them. They will also learn about what animals eat and how they can be herbivores, omnivores and carnivores. They will develop their scientific enquiry skills, making observations, predictions and conclusions.

 

This term, the children will begin to use PurpleMash, they’ll learn how to be a Maze Explorer using the computer programme. This will be done through the Purple Mash learning platform, which your child can access outside of school on most devices using their username and password. We recommend that children do this to gain extra practice and familiarity with the applications we’re using.

 

 

This year the children are going to be finding out about the Inventions, and we’ll be starting by learning about life, culture, technology and developments in the Roman times, before moving on to the development of Toys later in the year.

 

In Geography we are going to be focusing on 'Our local area!'  The classes will be able to discover all about what their local area used to be like and what is like now. Additionally, we can compare and contrast the different city to what it is like to the seaside. This is something they will find interesting and we will use different research techniques to allow them to investigate further about this new terminology.

 

In art we are going to be studying the art technique of patterns in more depth by focusing on 'Mosaics', focusing on how mosaics are created and formed from different patterns. We will use a variety of products to add definition to the final pieces such as wax, charcoal, crayons and paint. One of the final pieces will a large scale mural of their local area. They will develop their use of basic shapes to create what they observe in their local environment and apply this through the medium of collage where they will cut, tear and join a range of materials to create 3D images of things they have seen in the local area. 

 

Both classes will have PE twice a week (gymnastics, dance or outdoor games). It’s essential that your child always has their kit in school, and we recommend leaving it on the premises – only taking it home during the half-term breaks for cleaning. It’s also important that your child has the correct St. Luke’s kit: a plain white t-shirt, black shorts or knee-length leggings and pumps or trainers

 

1KFF PE Timetable

Monday  - Outdoor Games

Friday - Gymnastics/Dance

 

1D PE Timetable

Monday - Outdoor Games

Friday - Gymnastics/Dance

Homework

Spellings will be sent home weekly on a Friday and will be tested on the following Friday with 10 spellings and also 5 phonics words to read each week. Homework for both Literacy and Numeracy will be sent out every  Thursday and must be completed for Monday. Children who do not complete their homework will stay in during Monday playtime and complete it then (hopefully this will not happen). All homework sent home is to consolidate learning from Numeracy or Literacy. 

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