1W - Hugless Douglas
Mistakes help us learn!
Meet the Staff
Miss Whittaker, Miss Berry and Mrs Wilkinson support us to be the best we can be and to ‘Enjoy, Respect and Succeed’ when working with our class!
As a member of Hugless Douglas class, you will continue on your journey to become a resourceful and resilient learner while exploring the wider world in a fun and exciting way!
The Year 1 National Curriculum is packed with many new skills for you to learn. Each half term we will follow a theme with lots of different activities, to enable you to learn new things and achieve your potential. Examples of our topics in Y1 include; Rumble in the Jungle, The Great Fire of London, The Great Outdoors, Homes and the Place I live and Green to Grow. We will also take part in enrichment days to bring excitement to your learning. This will include a visit from Samuel Pepys to help us to learn about the Great Fire of London, a visit to Gawthorpe Hall to explore homes and traditions from the past, trips to local parks to learn about seasons, plants and creatures, and visits to local landmarks such as the singing ringing tree. We also explore our local area to learn about our community and its features. We frequently visit our forest school and the school allotment, making the most of our exciting outdoor learning environment.
In Year 1, we begin to write our own stories using the new skills that we will learn following the Lancashire English Talk One program. We will use talk for writing to learn and then retell new stories such as Lost and Found, Supertato, Peter Rabbit and Nobot. We will then innovate the stories and write our own.
We also use talk for writing to help us to share the Christmas Story with you and to retell the story of the Great Fire of London in our class assembly.
In Maths, we follow the Lancashire Red Rose Maths Mastery Scheme, which deepens our understanding of key concepts of number, Shape and Space and measure.
By the end of Y1 we will have taken the National Phonics screening check.
To support you on your learning journey, we hope that you will receive help from your parents and carers. They can do this by listening to you read, helping you to learn your Rainbow word spellings, practicing 2x, 5x, 10x tables and number bond recall. In addition, you will receive a home learning record book to use when completing homework grid challenges.
Finally, we use Class Dojo to send pictures and messages home about what you have been learning and all the fantastic achievements you have made!
We want you to have fun whilst learning. Remember Enjoy, Respect, Succeed!
Children will have a reading book chosen by themselves appropriate to their reading level. Accompanying these books are their reading diaries, where you can write comments on their reading daily. Please do listen to your child read on a regular basis. Your child will also be given many opportunities throughout the week to listen to, and to read a variety of stories.
Class Novel – Horrid Henry
Our author of the term is Francesca Simon
who wrote the Horrid Henry series of stories.
As a member of The Tiddlers class, every child is expected to take responsibility for looking after their equipment, classroom and school environment. They should also be responsible for returning their book bag daily. Homework is provided in a learning grid with tasks to be completed in their home learning book. Additional tasks may be sent home weekly to embed skills taught in class.
Rainbow spellings will be tested every Friday. Please help your child to practise these throughout the week to be ready for the Friday morning test!
PE will take place every …
Monday and Wednesday– don’t forget P.E kit please.
All earrings and other jewellery must be removed
It is important to note your child can bring a healthy snack at break times such as fruit, or vegetables. We also encourage your child to drink water in class throughout the day, but they may bring something else to drink with their packed lunch. A piece of fruit will be provided by school for break time. Milk is also available upon application.
PPA/Phase leader Time
I will be out of class on Wednesday afternoon so Mrs Grey will be taking the class for R.E. Our sports coach will lead the PE lesson. I am certain the children will enjoy exciting and creative lessons!
Our theme work for this half term will be about Robots! The children will be learning lots of exciting things and will be carrying out a number of different activities linked to Design Technology, art and Science. One of the most exciting lessons that we will be completing will allow the children to design and create their own Robot. In Computing, we will develop our coding skills using BeeBots, Blue Bots, ipads and the ‘J2code’ platform to control a robot.
In our PSHE lessons we will learn about how we grow and change and in RE we will be learning about the Hindu way of life.
Please save suitable cardboard containers and plastic pots for your child to create their Robot.