Year 1 2019 - 2020

Miss Edwards

Welcome to Year One!

Our autumn topic is called ‘Fire, Fire!’

Throughout this topic, we will be investigating how life was different 300-400 years ago. We will be focusing on finding out about the events of The Great Fire of London and will spend time learning about London in the past. We will be finding out about the consequences of the fire and the changes that took place. We will also be finding out about famous people from the period, and their significance to the event.

Please see the autumn topic web located at the bottom of this page for more information about out topic this term.

Reading: Children will be given a set day to change their reading book, this will either be a Monday, Tuesday or a Friday and this will be the same day all year wherever possible. It is really important that children are reading regularly at home (daily if possible), for approximately 10- 15 minutes. It would also be very beneficial to your child if when reading, you could ask them some questions about their book, to see if they have understood what they have just read. Please could I also ask you to sign your child’s home –school diary when you listen to your children read and when they have completed their book? It would be really helpful if you can make sure your child's reading folder is in school every day. All children will complete guided reading in a small group with a teacher each week.

Spelling: Spellings will be given out on a Thursday and the children will then complete a spelling quiz the following Thursday in which they will be tested on their High Frequency Words (HFW). These are the most commonly used words when writing therefore it is key that the children can spell these correctly from an early age. Spellings will be sent home on an ‘autumn term one spelling grid’ and can be practised using the ‘Look, cover, write, check’ method. Please encourage correct letter formation and high quality work from your child when you are practising with them.

Homework: During the first term in Year 1, my main focus is for the children to practise their reading and spellings to ensure they are becoming more confident. I will look to send out a small amount of more formal homework in the spring term.

P.E:  The children should have their P.E kit in school all week as the day we go outside for P.E will often vary dependent on the weather, although we will aim to go outside on a Friday for games and have our indoor gym lesson on a Wednesday. Please could the children have a pair of pumps for indoor P.E and a pair of outdoor trainers.

Water bottles:  The children are encouraged to bring a water bottle each day. Please only fill the bottle with water. Children will be asked to put drinks other than water back in their school bag to drink with their lunch as they have access to the water fountain during the day.

If you ever have any questions, worries or concerns please don't hesitate to come and speak with me and I will be more than happy to help!




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Whirley Primary School

Whirley Road
SK10 3JL

Tel: 01625 383383
Fax: 01625 610248