Our Class Guidelines
At Caldershaw, we know how important reading is: not only to enable us to find out about the world and research specific topics, but (most importantly) in giving life long pleasure. Please read your book every night to an adult and record it in your reading record book. A few pages will do, but make sure you understand what you've read and that you can answer the questions you're asked!
Caldershaw Collection - Year 1 Top 10 Books
Life Long Ago
We have really enjoyed finding out about life long ago during our History learning this term. We have found out all about timelines and what they are, we have looked at homes from the past and compared them to modern day, household objects and how they have changed, we have looked at old and new toys and also found out all about Alexander Graham Bell and his invention of the telephone.
KS1 Children in Need - Pudsey Run!!
In KS1, we went on a walk to our local park. We had to answer the question 'is litter a problem in our local park?' We really enjoyed looking for litter and litter picking in and around the park!
Home challenges are sent home on MONDAY and should be returned the following MONDAY. Children in Year 1 will receive spellings to practice each week - linked to their learning in phonics - and a piece of maths work - again linked to prior learning in class.
In Year 1 children continue to be taught phonics using the 'Letters and Sounds' programme. This is taught daily in small groups according to your child's phonics understanding. Children must be confident with all phases ready for the phonics screening check w/b 10th June 2024.
Please find links below to help your child.
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm Phonics Play - A website containing free games to practise reading real and alien words.
http://www.ictgames.com/phonemePatterns/index.html Word Lists - practise reading different words containing sounds we have learnt.
https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/yes-no-yeti?phase=5 Phonics Bloom - A website containing lots of games to practise reading words with different sounds.
http://www.ictgames.com/poopDeckPirates/index.html Poop Deck Pirates - Practise reading phase 3 words.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ksblMiliA8 - Listen to the 42 sounds in the English language.
This is an example of one of our knowledge organisers. Knowledge organisers are a summary of key facts, vocabulary and essential information that the children need for each unit of work. Please feel free to print them out and encourage your child to consolidate their learning. All the units are listed below.
In year 1 we have been working hard on understanding the concept of part/part/whole in relation to addition. We have then been introduced to the part whole model. Mrs McManus has been very impressed with our addition skills within 10!
Super Sketch Book Skills
We have been learning how to use our new sketch books in Art. We have been looking at the work of Paul Klee and made these fantastic pages where we annotated pieces of his work to share our thoughts on them. We also had a go at recreating some of his pieces.
DT - Playgrounds
We loved our recent DT work on freestanding structures. We had the challenge to design, make and evaluate a piece of playground equipment for the small world areas of the Early Years classrooms. We think the finished products are amazing!