Year 1 teachers: Mrs Rodrigues – Mrs Treacy
Grammar for parents – http://www.scholastic.com/resources/article/parent-primer-grammar/
Website covering key milestones by age group from birth to 11 years. Also has fun activities for parents to do together with children, recommended reads and handy tips. http://www.wordsforlife.org.uk/
Year 1 Curriculum
In Year 1 children start Key Stage 1 of the National Curriculum. Children study a wide variety of subjects, as listed below.
- Religious Education
- Design and technology
- Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
- Art and design
- Physical education
- Personal, social and health education (PSHE)
- Learning for Sustainability
Some areas of learning lend themselves particularly well to cross-curricular activities, and teachers regularly incorporate this into their planning e.g. combining literacy objectives of writing captions and lists with learning for sustainability about the rainforest.
Lessons usually contain visual, audio and kinaesthetic elements; enabling all types of learners to grasp learning objectives. Activities undertaken by children during lessons are often of a practical nature and may involve working independently, in pairs or as part of a group. Children are encouraged to discuss their ideas and findings with talk partners as well as with the rest of the class on a regular basis. Children are encouraged to self-assess and to ask for help when needed. During the plenary part of lessons, children are given the opportunity to reflect on their learning and to discuss learning strategies and targets for further improvement.
Core Reading Scheme
“Letters and Sounds” and “Oxford Reading Tree”.
St Edmund Campion Catholic Primary School
Year 1 Annual Plan
|RE||Creation||Prayers, Saints & Feasts Advent||Christmas Revelation||Lent
|Easter Pentecost & Mission||Sacraments|
|Science||Ourselves||Sound and Hearing||Sorting & Using Materials||Pushes & Pulls||Growing Plants||Light & Dark|
|Geog||Where in the World is Barnaby Bear?||Around Our School||Around Our School|
|Art||Self Portraits||Collage||Ceramics/ Sewing Skills|
|DT||Making Calendars||Moving Pictures||Fruit & Veg|
|P.E||Dance Games||Gymnastic Games||Gymnastics Games||Dance Games||Gymnastics Athletics||Swim|
|PSHE||Take care of ourselves||Dealing with uncomfortable situations||Taking care of our bodies||Love & care of families & community||Secrets/ stranger danger||Protecting environment|
|ICT||Moving around maps||Creating a card electronically||Filming a recipe||Get up & go graphs||Simulating plant growth||Produce a talking book|
|Music||Exploring sounds||Exploring Duration||Exploring pulse /rhythm||Exploring Pitch||Exploring instruments/ symbols||Exploring Timbre/Tempo|
It’s a good idea to encourage a good pencil grip and fine motor control with children at this age. This helps them with their handwriting and also with cutting, doing up buttons etc. Suitable activities you could do at home include playing with Play-Doh, making scrapbooks, cutting pictures out of catalogues, magazines etc. You can buy sticks of glue at the school shop more cheaply than in the shops. The school shop is open every break time.
Please continue to hear your child read as often as you can at home. This is a wonderful opportunity to build your child’s love of books and reading, so do make it fun! Remember that we are concentrating on building the children’s comprehension ability, so make sure that you talk about the story together and ask them questions about it. Make use of the parents’ notes in the front and back covers of many of the newer books. This will also help the children’s creative ability when they come to write their own stories.
Below is a link to a the characters in the oxford reading tree books that are used at our school oxfordreadingtreecharacters
Phonics website you may find useful
Phonics play – Select Phases 4 & 5
Here are some websites which the children will enjoy and will complement their learning in class:-
www.phonicsplay.co.uk (select phase 3)
http://www.abpischools.org.uk/page/modules/materials/game.cfm?coSiteNavigation_allTopic=1 Science materials game
www.ictgames.com/fairyClock_v5.html good for telling the time
http://www.ictgames.com/coinAbacus_v2.html counting money
http://www.ictgames.com/Y2shape.html 3D shapes
http://www.abc.net.au/countusin/default.htm general maths games