Welcome to Year 1
STAFF IN YEAR 1
Class Teacher: Mrs McManus
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Johnson and Mrs Barr
Our Class Guidelines
Please click HERE to see our class guidelines sheet, which has helpful information about our class routines and expectations.
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 to an adult every night and ask them to record it in your reading record. A few pages will do, but make sure you understand what you've read and the questions you're asked!
AND remember each time your book is signed you will collect team points and help your class to become Reading Champions!
We can identify and use adverbs!
In our English lessons we have been learning about adverbs. We found out that they are used to describe verbs. We thought of different adverbs to describe the verb shown in different pictures and then tried hard to use these in a sentence!
OUR FIRST DAY IN YEAR 1!
We had a super first day in Year 1 exploring our new classroom. We have lots of new areas to discover. It was so lovely to be back with all of our friends.
Homework is sent home on MONDAY to 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 6th June 2021.
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.
We worked hard to create a timeline showing pictures of us now in 2021, us as a babies, our parents as babies, and our Grandparents as babies too. We talked about the different photographs and the differences we could see. It was lots of fun to look at all of the photographs kindly sent in from home!
Have you seen a Gingerbread Man?
We couldn't believe our eyes when we returned to our classroom after breaktime to find the crumbs of a Gingerbread man all over our classroom floor! We quickly set to work creating posters - ensuring we labelled with nouns and describing words - asking people to look out for other Gingerbread men so that we could warn them that their is a possible fox on the loose! We taped off and secured the evidence so that nobody could touch it. Finally we read character descriptions and then had to answer questions so that if anybody needs to ask us about the Gingerbread man we can tell them all about him. What a busy morning and super build up to our new English unit!
In our maths lessons we have been working hard to represent number in lots of different ways such as with equipment, through drawing pictures, with objects, in written form and numeral form. We are building a super understanding of number!