Welcome to Year 1!
Your teacher is Miss Mercer and your teaching assistant is Miss Bryan. Year 1 is a unique year of growth and productivity that transitions your child into key Stage 1. We aim to ensure that within your child’s time spent in Year 1, they have the opportunity to be involved in a range of interesting and collaborative learning opportunities across the curriculum. We will also fully prepare your child for the Phonics Screening Check which normally takes place in June.
A Typical Day in Year 1:
Morning Challenge/Individual Reading: Each morning your child will have the opportunity to complete an activity to consolidate and extend your child’s prior learning across the curriculum, whilst enabling them to enhance their social and personal development through autonomously exploring a range of learning activities alongside their peers.
Phonics: Your children will receive a daily phonics lesson. At Grosvenor Park we follow the Read Write Inc. scheme. Read Write Inc. phonics teaches children to read accurately and fluently with good comprehension. The children learn to form each letter, spell correctly, and compose their ideas step-by-step. The children write every day, rehearsing out loud what they want to say. Before spelling the words using the graphemes and ‘tricky’ words they know. They practise handwriting every day: sitting at a table comfortably, they learn correct letter formation and how to join letters speedily and legibly. Children’s composition (ideas, vocabulary and grammar) is developed by drawing on their own experiences and talking about the stories they read.
Playtime / Snack
Mathematics: Mathematics across the school is supported by White Rose, a learning approach that is carefully crafted to inspire a genuine love of the subject.
Lunch time / playtime
Collective Worhship: an opportunity for the whole school to reflect and prepare for the day ahead rejoicing in cheerful songs and talking to God through prayer.
English: At Grosvenor Park Academy we follow the Read to Write scheme. The scheme delivers detailed units of work which centre on engaging, vocabulary-rich texts, a wealth of writing opportunities within and across the curriculum and they also signpost wider curriculum enrichments. Each half-term we will introduce the children to a new text ensuring your child has the chance to read a range of genres.
Wider Curriculum: Our wider curriculum is taught through our cross-curricular approach to learning. This incorporates History, Geography, Religious Education, Science, Music, Art, Drama, and social, moral, spiritual and cultural learning (SMSC).
Autumn Term a Overview
- Letter formation and handwriting
- Phonics (Read, Write Inc) Speed sounds 2 and 3
- Get Writing sessions
- Guided and individual reading
- Main text- Rapunzel
- Character and setting descriptions
- Instruction writing
- Grammar and Punctuation: Regular plural noun suffixes –s or –es e.g wish/wishes, dog/dogs, conjunctions, prefix ‘un’ e.g. unkind
- Count to and across 100 forwards and backwards beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number.
- Count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals; count in 2s, 5s and 10s
- Given a number identify one more and one less
- Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line.
- Read and write numbers 1-20 in numerals and words.
- Identifying and naming a variety
- of wild and garden plants.
- Describing the basic structure of a variety of plants.
- Planting seeds and monitoring growth.
- Using voices expressively and creatively by singing songs.
- Disney songs and musicals.
- Experimenting with sounds.
- Playing untuned and tuned percussion.
- Composition work linked to Rapunzel.
- Logging on to a computer
- Taking photos on I Pads
- Researching using the internet
- What Good News stories did Jesus tell?
- Why is the idea of God the creator important to Christians?
- Observe or handle evidence to ask questions and find answers to questions about the past.
- Ask questions such as: What was it like for people? What happened? How long ago?
- Recount changes that have occurred in their own lives.
Team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.
Art and DT
- Weaving to create a pattern.
- Paul Klee ‘Castle and Sun’
Homework will be set each Friday on Google classroom. This will need to be submitted for marking and assessment by the following Wednesday.
Please aim to read with your child at least four times a week. It is important that you spend time listening to and reading to your child, asking them questions about what they have read.
There will be two PE sessions per week in which your child will require a clearly labelled full PE kit. PE will be on Monday and Wednesday (Outdoors) however this is subject to change.
We will also take the children to Grosvenor park for outdoor learning experiences and for the weekly Golden Mile.
Pupils should have a named water bottle in school for taking back home each day.
Please ensure all clothing is named.
Children may bring a healthy snack into school for morning playtime although fruit will be provided.
We look forward to working closely with you this year. If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact the school office to arrange an appointment.