Year 1

Year 1 Blog

Mrs Livingston*

*Mrs Livingston is now on maternity leave. Miss Dootson is teaching the class in her absence.

Autumn 2017

English: We will be reading ‘The Lonely Beast’ by Chris Judge, as well as writing lists of what things we might
need if we were going somewhere, and writing letters home about somewhere we are visiting. You can help at home by encouraging your child to choose their own reading books and sitting down with them to read it, and practicing the sound and keywords that are set as homework.

Maths: In this subject we will be learning how to count from 0-20 and back from 20-0, number bonds, addition and subtraction within 20, and naming positions (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1st on the right, 2nd on the left). You can support your child at home by practicing counting forwards and backwards together between 0-20, and encouraging them to think about positions e.g. if stood in a queue, are you 1st, 2nd, 3rd?

Topic: We will be looking at world maps, continents, and oceans, as well as finding out why a meerkat can not live at the north pole? Parents can get involved by encouraging the children to talk and think about the weather and different seasons.

Science: We will be learning about different, different animals, about the human body, and names of body parts. you can help at home by encouraging you r child to talk about animals they might see on a daily basis.

Religion: Questions we will be looking at answering include: why do we celebrate Harvest Festival? Where does our food come from? Which foods do you enjoy the most? How can we help those who do not have a good harvest? Why should we help those who do not have a good harvest?

Homework: Homework will be sent out on a Friday and is due in on a Wednesday, please encourage children to complete their homework in a timely manner.