Welcome to Year One! We have a very busy and exciting term ahead of us. I am really looking forward to all the fantastic work we are going to produce together.
This term, the title of our theme is ‘Street Detectives’.
We will use Cornerstones as the base for planning lessons.
This way or that? Where should we go? Up to the local shops or down to the park? Let’s learn about our local communities, looking at houses old and new and finding out how our streets have changed since our mum’s and dads were young. Perhaps your granny or grandpa went to your school or maybe they worked in a local shop.
Make maps and plans of the streets around us planning our routes. What can you see? What can we find? Where do you live? Do you know your address?
Ready to roll, Street Detectives? Get your clipboards and cameras…it’s time to start investigating! (Taken from the Cornerstones website)
Main focus: History Also covered: Art, Science and Geography
If there is anything else you would like to know about our theme, please ask. I am more than happy to discuss the work we will be completing.
There is an expectation that children will read at home daily. Please ensure that you note what has been read in your child’s reading diaries and send these to school every day. A member of the Year One teaching team will check reading diaries regularly and the children will also be heard read at least once a week in school.
The children have a phonics homework book and they will be asked to complete a couple of pages each week. These sounds will be the ones we have learnt in class and will be written in the front of the book. These need to be given in every Friday ready for the next weeks homework.
Other classroom information
PE kits - need to be in school all the time please but our PE days are Monday and Tuesday. Please ensure that PE kits include suitable clothing including footwear as PE lessons will take place outside when weather permits. Please also ensure PE kits are fully named as there will be other children with the same t-shirts in class and possibly shorts/tracksuits and trainers.
School water bottles - are welcome in school at all times- please ensure these only contain water unless other arrangements have been made with the class teacher/ head teacher.
Uniform – Please ensure, as with PE kits, that your child’s uniform is named, it is difficult to track down lost items if they are not!
Thank you for your continued support. I am sure we will have a fantastic year and have a lot of fun!
Miss Houghton and the Year One team