Welcome to Year 1

Autumn 1 Week 7

The last week of term has come around very quickly, and the children have made a lot of progress already. This week in maths, we have worked on part whole models and fact families. This is a new concept to the children, and they did really well. In English, we have read the story of The Little Red Hen and completed a story review on it. The children have also written about what they are grateful for in RE, played team games in PE and spent time exploring construction toys. I hope you all have a lovely half term.

Autumn 1 Week 4

We have had a week of preparing for Orchard Way’s 50th Birthday.

In English, we wrote a memory that we have of Orchard Way, with a drawing. When we are writing, we are really trying to focus on finger spaces, capital letters and full stops.

In maths, we were trying really hard to read, write and show numbers 1-20.

In RE, we wrote about what we are good at, linking to our topic ‘Why are we thankful?’

We hope to see many of you at the school on Saturday, to share the memories of our school over the last 50 years.

Autumn 1 Week 3

The children have had a brilliant week, with lots of outdoor learning. We are making the most of the sunshine!

We have focused on place value in maths, especially looking at how many tens and ones (previously called units) are in numbers.

In English, we wrote a letter to the Big Bad wolf, explaining what he needed to do to be good.

Our science topic is ‘materials’ and the children loved exploring and grouping different types, discussing what they felt like.

We make an effort to read with the children regularly, but it is essential that you read with them every day as well. Thank you for your support.

Have a lovely weekend!

Our first full week of year 1 is complete, and we have made so much progress! The children know the routines well, and continue to impress me with their enthusiasm for learning.

We have focused on lots of reading, number bonds to 10, and the story of the Three Little Pigs. The children were brilliant at creating wanted posters for the Big Bad Wolf, using lots of adjectives, and trying to use cursive handwriting.

Autumn 1 Week 1

What a brilliant week everyone has had! The children have come in to year 1 with positive, confident attitudes and are settling in really well. It has been a pleasure to teach them so far.

We have been busy setting expectations, recapping phase 3 phonics, exploring shape and building on our collaboration and resilience skills, through creative play. It is so important that the children are able to problem solve, work as part of a team, and sustain concentration when learning through play, so that they can transfer these skills when we have more formal learning.

I look forward to seeing many of you at the welcome meeting next Wednesday 11th September at 9am.


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