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Welcome to Year 1 at Red Hill!

WELCOME TO YEAR 1
IN YEAR 1, WE ARE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING THE BUILDING BLOCKS FOR EVERY CHILD TO FLOURISH IN A SAFE AND NURTURING ENVIRONMENT.

We would like to happily welcome your child into Year 1 and we are very excited to support them on their transition from EYFS to Key Stage 1. 

At Red Hill, we have three Year 1 classes:-

1J Miss Joseph (Mrs Fuller and Ms Cope)

1L Miss Laverick (Mrs Llewellyn)

1O Mrs Ovchynnyk (Ms Pilgrim)

Curriculum

Please click below to see the curriculum map for Year 1, as well as half termly topic webs. These are working documents however, so they may change as we progress into the term.

Homework sheets

Please see below for weekly homework sheets. Children should have brought these home every Friday in their homework books.

Below is also a recommended reading list.

https://www.booksfortopics.com/booklists/recommended-reads/year-1/ 

Our Learning

Our topics this half term is Time Travellers and A Day in the Life.

In ‘Time Travellers’ we will continue learning about changes in local history and our local area. We will end this unit with a local walk around Chislehurst to identify changes in our surroundings.

In ‘A Day in the Life’ we will think about what we want to be when we grow up and consider the different jobs available to us. We will begin this unit with a visit from a local author. We will explore different jobs, uniforms, vehicles and how people in our community help to keep us safe.  

 
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English

Our key texts this half term are Here We Are – Notes For Living On Earth and Chocolate Cake. We will be practising the skills retrieval, summarising, predicting inferring and using subheading to organise information. We will also create personal responses to the texts we read.

We will be learning how to write themed poetry, stories with a familiar setting and a recount from personal experience.

Maths

This half term we will be applying our place value knowledge to numbers up to 50. We will practice making groups of tens and explore the number line to 50. The we will move onto length and height where we compare and measure using objects and centimetres. Finally, we will explore mass and volume and the concepts of full, empty, heavy, light and how to measure and compare mass and volume. 

Supporting your child with their learning

Reading

Reading books will be given out on a Wednesday and kept at home until the following Wednesday. Reading records should be brought into school every day so that any taught reading sessions can be shared with you.

Reading at school will continue with the form of guided reading. This is directed teaching of reading, including phonics and discussion and interpretation of the text. We spend time looking at word meanings and an author’s use of language for description and detail. 

As their reading ability improves, these skills become more important than merely reading the words.  We want to inspire the children to have a love for reading, so it is vital they understand and can discuss what they have read. When reading at home, please spend time questioning your child about aspects of the story, characters actions etc, in order to help develop their understanding of the text.

Homework books

Homework books are sent home on a Friday and must be returned to school on a Wednesday. Weekly homework includes:

Maths

A short maths challenge linking to the week’s learning. 

Phonics

Children will have phonics sent home each week linking to what we are learning in class.

IPC

At the bottom of the homework will be some questions linking to the topics being taught in class. Please ask your children these questions and get them talking about all the incredible learning that is taking place in classrooms! This is a great chance for children to share all of their amazing knowledge.

PE

PE days are as follows for Spring 1:

1J: Tuesday

1O: Tuesday

1L: Tuesday

As we move into Winter, please ensure that children wear their winter PE kits (jogging bottoms, Red Hill PE top, school jumper and trainers). Please also make sure children bring a warm, waterproof coat with a hood. 

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