St Peter's Community Primary School

Year 1

This term in Blue Class...

Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely half term break.

Literacy:  Since returning to school in March we have been working on our key text ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers. We have been using the ‘Power of Reading’ programme of study to support our learning of this text in our literacy lessons. The text ‘Here We Are’ also supports the teaching of non-fiction and scientific information regarding people and animals and our natural world.

The children will continue to take part in weekly phonics sessions, revising phase 3 and starting on phase 4. In the autumn term we had started our cursive writing learning. We will continue to model this and encourage the children to try to use cursive script (the children will be expected to use this as they move through the school). Please see our handwriting policy for further information on how we teach cursive writing and the letter families.

Reading: Unfortunately, our supply of reading books is dwindling as books are not being returned. This is a gentle reminder that books that are not returned will need to be replaced, and that you will be asked for a voluntary contribution. In order to give you more time to read with your child please return bookbags (with books) on Tuesdays and new books will be issued on Fridays. It is worth noting that re-reading books is an excellent opportunity to develop fluency and expression along with comprehension.

Maths:  During our ‘Maths No Problem’ lessons, we will learn about place value to 100, telling the time, volume and capacity, and measuring. We will also be working on counting in 10s, sequencing days of the week and recognising halves. We will be using our knowledge to create and solve problems and devise our own equations from questions posed.

Miss Jambor:  At the moment we (Mrs Mannion and Mrs Humphrey) will have our PPA time on a Monday and Friday afternoon, Miss  Jambor will be teaching.  During this time, she will be teaching PE (Monday) and Music and RE (Friday).  In music the children will use the programme ‘Charanga’ to help them repeat and create rhythms and beats.

PE:  Please note that our P.E day will remain on a Monday afternoon with Ms Jambor. The children will be working on the key skills of running, jumping and throwing.

The children will also have a cricket session on a Thursday afternoon. This session will be run by Josh from Sussex Cricket who will be supported by Mrs Humphrey.

Please wear PE kits (with trainers/plimsolls) on Mondays AND Thursdays.

Homework/Home learning:Home learning activities will now be sent home on a Friday in your child’s book bag. Please try these activities at home, there is no need to send anything back.

Click on the image below for photos of our recent activities in Year 1!