Yardley Road, Birmingham, West Midlands B27 6LG
Welcome to Year 1’s page!
In Year 1 we love learning new things.
Please ensure your child always has a PE kit in school.
Book bags are sent home on Fridays and should be returned by the following Thursday. Inside there will be a reading book, a Phonics book, some homework and spellings. Please spend a few minutes every day listening to your child read. You can also help your child at home by working together on their homework.
Children who return their completed homework can earn a dojo!
In Science, we have been learning all about different materials. We have been describing materials and their properties. We have been using the words transparent, opaque and translucent. We have also used the word absorbent.
In Year 1, we love to read! We spend time in the library choosing books to take away with us, as well as reading in our classrooms. We also spend time learning the different sounds and strategies needed for us to read words. We use fred talk to break a word up and then put it all back together again.
In Maths, we have been learning to multiply and divide. We can now find a half and a quarter of different amounts and shapes! We have also been learning numbers that come together to make 20. We have also been practising this at home.
As part of our Writing topic, we are learning all about Superheroes! We have been learning the story ‘Spiderman’. We have learnt that adjectives make our writing more interesting. We have been describing different characters and villains. We have also learnt to describe a setting.
In History, we have been learning all about toys from the past. We looked at different old toys and thought about which ones were our favourite. They looked very different from the toys that we have now!
As part of our Geography learning, we have been learning how to use a map to locate the different countries in the United Kingdom and their capital cities. We have also working hard in History to learn all about Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole.