Year 1


Spring 1 
Our Topic last term was Toys. We enjoyed sorting, labelling and writing about old and new toys. We also enjoyed making our own cup and ball which we then wrote instructions about how we made them. We enjoyed playing this 'old game' during our Topic choosing time. 

We also enjoyed designing and making our own movable toy scooters which our own toys can ride on. 
 


In English we focussed on two books 'Old Bear' and 'Dogger'. We enjoyed ordering the story through drama and Mrs Bryans children enjoyed acting this out during our Year groups assembly. 

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In Phonics we are continually developing our Phase 5 phonic knowledge and we are gaining greater understanding of blending and segmenting. To prepare for the Phonics screening in June we are continuing to practise reading real and fake words daily. Please continue to read daily with your child which will support their phonics knowledge and confidence. 

Here are a few website below for your child to play on 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 tell the time to O clock and half past, to identify tens and units in a number, to find missing numbers and continuing to practise the recall of our number bonds to ten, adding and subtracting. 

Here are a few website below for your child to play on at home:

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

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

Next term our Topic will be 'Spring' and 'Around and About'. We will be looking at our local area. 

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.