Year 1 2022 - 2023

Mrs MacNeill

Mrs Chantrell

Welcome to Year 1!

Adults who work here:

1M - Mrs MacNeill, Mrs Gomez, Mr Saeed
1B - Mrs Chantrell, Mrs Bousie, Ms Wheeler, Miss Kay


Welcome to our year group page. Here you can find out what is happening in our classrooms each half term.

You can use the information below to discuss with your child what they are learning.


This half term:


Maths:

Secure place value of 1 and 2 digit numbers

Addition and subtraction

Counting in 2s


English:

Talk for writing unit - Lost and Found

We will also be doing a unit linked with Black History Month

Writing purpose - Write correctly punctuated sentences


For an overview of Year 1's Curriculum click here.


History:

Changes within Living Memory. We are looking at ourselves, our school and our community.
Click for the Knowledge Organiser.


Science:

Everyday Materials. We are finding out about what materials different objects are made of.
Click for the Knowledge Organiser.


Design & Technology:

Structures. We will be looking at how to make a free standing structure.
Click for the Knowledge Organiser.


Computing:

We are Celebrating. We are focusing on logging on, using the keyboard and the mouse. Then we will use these skills to make a card.


Religious Education:

Who is a Christian and what do they believe? We will look at which objects are special in the Christian faith and how Christians worship.
Click for the Knowledge Organiser.


PHSE:

Respecting ourselves and others, Keeping safe. We will be finding out about how to care for myself and others.


Music:

Our Bodies to make a beat. We are looking at keeoping a beat and beginning to play the African Drums.


P.E:

Games - We are learning all about travelling with a ball and ball control. Games is delivered by an external coach.

Dance - We are looking at creating a sequence and high/ low levels.

Both classes have outdoor games on Wednesday afternoon and dance in the hall on Thursday.

PE kits

Outdoor Games - trainers, black shorts or tight fitting black leggings and a plain white t-shirt (track suit top and joggers if cold).

Dance and Gymnastics - black shorts or tight fitting black leggings and a plain white t-shirt

Remember to come into school wearing your PE kit on those days.


Forest Schools:

We will be building a lean to shelter on the 21st October 2022. Please ensure your child comes on clothes that can get muddy, sensible outdoor shoes, warm clothes if cold and a water-proof coat.


Reading books:

In class we care currently reading stories about friendship, such as-

The Rainbow Fish : Marcus Pfister: Amazon.co.uk: Books

Please read with your child every day and comment in their reading record when you do. Reading books should be in school everyday for independent reading and will be changed on: Monday


Homework:

This half term's BrainBuilder can be found here

For both classes, spellings will be sent out every Friday to learn for a spelling test the following Friday.

Reading Eggs - click here

A video on how to use Reading Eggs/ Eggspress is here

TTRockstars – click here

 

Please email year1@almapark.manchester.sch.uk if you have any questions.

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