Year 1 Information
Summer Term 2022
Please download our Information Booklet to find out more about the routines and expectations in Year 1. You may also wish to take a look at the Year 1 Curriculum Map (below), which shows you the topics we will be covering in different subjects over the course of the year. Please do talk to us if you would like more information.
We are keen for parents to support the children’s learning at home as much as possible. To help you do this, we produce a termly information sheet, outlining our main topics and giving suggestions for how you might follow them up at home.
No Nonsense Number Facts
Phonics At Home.
As part of your home learning your child will be taking part in phonic activities set by their teacher. Many of you may have used Oxford Owl as it gives levelled reading books. The link below will also give you a video to show you how to make the sounds in a way that will help your child with reading and writing. The sounds are taught in a particular order in phases which develop during Reception and KS1. If you are unsure which phase your child is working on at the moment then please contact your child’s class teacher.
You don’t need to print out lots of flash cards or letters, just make your own or ask older brothers and sisters to help you.
There are lots of fun activities that you can do indoors and in the garden, hiding sounds so that your child can go on a treasure hunt, having competitions to see how many words you can make with a sound your child finds tricky or being sound detectives on your daily walk. Have fun together!
World Book Day 2022!
Everyone in Queen Edith celebrated World Book Day with a whole week of events! Each year group read ‘We’re All Wonders’ written by R J Palacio.
We’re All Wonders is a text for younger readers based on Wonder and shows what it’s like to live in Auggie’s world – a world in which he feels like any other kid, but he’s not always seen that way. We discussed themes of belonging, being seen, empathy, difference and kindness. Each year group had a project that they carried out linked to this text.
Nursery painted beautiful self-portraits with the title We’re All Wonders.
Reception children wrote individual letters to Mrs Jarman telling her how they are all special.
In Years 1 & 2, children used the text to inspire them and wrote their own recipes for kindness, to create a kind person
In Year 3, they wrote a letter from Auggie to his friends on Pluto, exploring his experiences and feelings. They started when people were mean to him, then looked at visiting Pluto, to making his first friend who saw him as a wonder.
Year 4 created a diary entry, empathising with the main character of August, revealing his emotions both before and after his first day of school. They also wrote a letter to the Plutonians to show how Auggie was feeling after making new friends.
In Later Years, pupils used both We’re All Wonders and the original story of Wonder to look at inferences within reading, family dynamics, anti-bullying targets, emotive language and diary entries. We chose one of the children from Auggie’s school tour and wrote as one of them, framing our writing from a different perspective, not that of the protagonist. Some chose Julian, the school bully; Charlotte, the friendly but self-obsessed drama fanatic, or Jack Will, the friendly boy who sees with kindness and becomes Auggie’s best friend.
Our Book Fair was a huge success with us receiving ‘rewards’ per class for books to choose for our book shelves and also ‘rewards’ for us to spend on widening our representation of texts. Thank you to all who bought books and, in turn, supported the school!
Whats been happening, Year 1
Twosday Tuesday! 220222
On Tuesday 22nd February 2022, it was Twosday as the date was 22.2.22! In Year One we were thinking all about counting in 2s. We started by thinking about counting in 2s and how high we can go. After that, we looked at the numbers in the 2 times tables, we had a discussion to see if the numbers are odd or even. We then practiced counting in 2s using our multilink cubes and finally we used a 50 square to colour in all of the 2 times tables. Some children noticed it was a stripey pattern!
Whats been happening, Year 1
The 7 Continents and the 5 Oceans of the World -Spring 2022
This half-term we have been learning all about the counties that make up the United Kingdom, the 7 Continents and the 5 Oceans. We have learnt some very catchy songs to help us remember the continents and oceans. Here we are working hard to locate the different parts of the world on a map.