Year 1



Our Topic this term has been 'Animals'. During our Topic sessions we have sorted different animals into categories, sketched our favorite animal, collaged an owl and made a Henri Rousseau picture. We were also very lucky to have had a visit from the Owls. We thoroughly enjoyed this experience as well as learning some fun facts!

In English we have been learning to write a recount. We have been using time conjunctions such as First, Next, Then and Finally to write about our weekend and the Owl Babies story. When writing sentences we have been practising using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We have daily Phonics lessons. We are currently recapping Phase 3 and Phase 4 sounds and words. Please use the web links below to support your child at home.

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

http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

In Maths this term we have been learning to count forwards and backwards accurately, order numbers 1-100, find one more and one less of a given number, to add and subtract single digit numbers, identify 2D shapes and their properties and identify time on an analogue clock to O Clock and Half past. Please use the web links below to support your child at home.

http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/



At the end of this term we will be focusing on the author Roahl Dahl. We will be reading the book George's Marvellous Medicine. We are sure the children will enjoy making their own potions!

To help your child-
- Listen to your child read daily. Continue to ask them questions to help your child develop their comprehension skills.
- Practise your child’s spellings with them.
- Remember Maths is everywhere. Encourage your child to count forwards, backwards and in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.


Thank you for your continued support.

Year 1 Team


More useful information:

First year of the National curriculum can be daunting for some children. At Cradle Hill our caring staff ensure this transition is smooth and that we build on the standards achieved in the reception year.

Further to our e -safety lessons in class, parents can also use this website to help children stay safe on the internet.