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Langport Avenue, Longsight, Manchester, M12 4NG

0161 273 3648

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St Luke's C.E. Primary School

Welcome to Year 1

1D - Miss Doherty and Miss Martin
1K - Miss Kelso and Mrs Pritchard

This term we will be learning about lots of exciting new things.

Literacy

Our focus this half term will be repeating rhymes using traditional tales. We will be investigating the purpose of rhymes with the help of traditional tales such as, The Three Little Pigs and Billy Goats Gruff. Children will be using different resources such as, iPads, story books, poems, videos and acting, to explore how repeating rhymes can be set out and how they can be interpreted. They will apply this knowledge to create different pieces of work such as; stories, poetry and drama to show their understanding of repeating rhymes.

Reading

Reading is a very important part of the curriculum and you MUST read with your child daily for 10-20 minutes for them to gain understanding and comprehension. Additionally, daily practice of phonics will help for their screening test which happens in the Summer Term.

Phonics

Websites to help children with their phonics:

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

Numeracy

Our focus this half term will be place value, addition and subtraction and shapes. We will be investigating number and the purpose and importance of what place value is. Children will be using different resources such as, counting beads, counters, numicon, number lines, 100 squares and place value grids to understand how important place value is. They will apply this knowledge to reason and problem-solve calculations where place value is challenged.

Science

Our focus this half term will be Animals. We will be investigating the importance of animals and how they survive using their senses. We will be working towards an investigation looking into the focus on their senses and how they use them too similarly and differently to humans. Children will be using different resources such as, iPads, scientific investigation and physical observation to explore how animal’s senses can be adapted to the environment dependent on survival. They will apply this knowledge to create different pieces of work, such as; scientific investigation on the seasonal changes and artwork on identifying the importance of senses.

History

Our focus this half term will be ‘What does it take to be a great explorer?’ We will be investigating and starting to enquire about key historical explorers. Children will be using different resources such as, iPads, historical investigation and research to understand the importance of explorer’s expeditions and why they went on different expeditions around the world. They will apply this knowledge to create different pieces of work, such as; fieldwork investigation and historical research.

PE

  • White T shirt
  • Black shorts or leggings (above the knee for gymnastics)
  • Pumps or trainers

(Long hair must be tied back, no jewellery must be worn at any time and head scarves must be securely fastened or removed for PE)

We take part in dance, gymnastics and outdoor games every week (depending on the weather of course!) and children need to have appropriate kit for all PE lessons.  It is easier if PE kits are kept in school on the children's pegs and only taken home at half term holidays for a wash.

 

1D PE Timetable

Tuesday Outdoor Games

Wednesday Dance

Thursday Gymnastics

 

1K PE Timetable

Tuesday Outdoor Games

Wednesday Gymnastics

Friday Dance

We have been throwing and catching.  Click on the image below to watch some videos of great throwers and catchers.

Homework

Homework will be sent home weekly on a Friday and MUST be returned on the following Monday. Children who do not complete their homework will be assisted help by the adults in class. All homework sent home is to clarify learning from Numeracy or Literacy from what children have learnt that week.