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Year 1

     
 

Welcome to Spring 1 

We hope you have all had a lovely Christmas break and are ready to learn lots this term! We are very excited to have you back and have lots of exciting things planned for you. 

 

English

This term in English, we will be focusing on the book ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ by Maurice Sendak. This is an exciting adventure story about Max, a wild and naughty boy, who is sent to bed without his supper by his exhausted mother. In his room, he imagines sailing far away to a land of Wild Things. Instead of eating him, the Wild Things make Max their king

We will be turning our classroom into a rainforest and inviting the children to use role-play and drama to retell the story, create story maps and perform rainforest poetry! 
 Our class will also have the opportunity to design and describe their own ‘Wild Things’. The children will become active learners, making meaningful connections through strong cross curricular links to Science, Geography and Art, in particular. We are so excited to get started! 

Maths

In maths this term, we will be learning about how numbers are made up of ‘tens and ones’ as well as comparing and ordering numbers to 20. We will then practise our adding and subtracting skills with numbers to 20.The  children will use their knowledge of tens frames and part whole models to work out problem solving and reasoning questions. We will also be developing our mental maths skills through lots of number bond practise and counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. 

Phonics & Reading

We are continuing to use our new phonics scheme ‘Little Wandle’ with children being taught a discreet 20-30 minute phonics lesson daily. Phonics activities will also be available daily through our Continuous Provision. 

In reading, we will listen to the children read each morning and change their books once a week . They will take home a book for pleasure and an appropriate phonics book too. Please ensure your child brings their book bags in every day to allow us to change their books accordingly and read with the children throughout the week. Children will also have ‘red and green words’ in their bag. Please practise these often – children will receive new words, once they are fluent with their current ones. Furthermore, to continue to promote the love of reading, we will have a choice of two stories every day and on entrance to the classroom each morning, children will vote for which story they would like to be read to them at the end of the day.

 Please continue to read with your children at home and log on to their Bug Club page 🙂  

Theme

This term, our theme question is ‘Where is Penny Lane?’. The children will learning all about the 1960s with an emphasis on the Beatles; sharing opinions on the different music and styles. They will make comparisons between life in Liverpool in the 1960s and now and create their own Andy Warhol style Pop Art. Grandparents/Great Grandparents – be prepared! The children may have some questions for you 🙂

  Important information 

* Our PE day this term is Wednesday so please make sure your child comes dressed in their PE kits.

* Please make sure your child has their book bags and a water bottle in school each day. Water bottles can be kept in school or taken home each day. 

Our fantastic online reading resource, Bug Club, is made available for the children to read quality books throughout the week. Your child has their own login with their username and password so they can access this at home too.

 
 
 
*NO TOYS please in school. This is a regular occurrence and toys end up getting lost so please make sure children are keeping toys however big or small at home, Thank you!   
 
If you need to contact us please don’t hesitate to email using the following address,
Our class email address: year1@stannes.wirral.sch.uk
 
 
 
Miss Dodd, Mrs Lyon and Mrs Stockton xxx

Highfield South, Rock Ferry, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH42 4NE
Tel: 0151 645 3682 | Email: head@stannes.wirral.sch.uk
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© St Anne's Catholic Primary School (Wirral). All Rights Reserved.

“Pupils benefit from an engaging and stimulating Curriculum...children get off to a flying start in the early years due to good teaching and the caring and nurturing approach of staff...pupils feel safe and are keen to learn”
(Ofsted 2016)

Highfield South, Rock Ferry, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH42 4NE
Tel: 0151 645 3682 | Email: head@stannes.wirral.sch.uk
Facebook: educationrockferry
© St Anne's Catholic Primary School (Wirral). All Rights Reserved.

“Pupils benefit from an engaging and stimulating Curriculum...children get off to a flying start in the early years due to good teaching and the caring and nurturing approach of staff...pupils feel safe and are keen to learn”
(Ofsted 2016)