Welcome to Year 1 at Wylde Green Primary School!
Please read the attached letter for information to help your child settle in smoothly to school.
What to Expect in Year One
In Literacy we will be learning how to use both familiar and new punctuation correctly including full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks and question marks. We will write narratives about personal experiences and stories and use expanded noun phrases to describe these e.g. the scruffy, ragged toy. We will be evaluating our writing with the teacher and other pupils.
We will be working on re-reading our work to check that our writing makes sense and that verbs to indicate time are used correctly and consistently. We will also check for errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation (e.g. ends of sentences punctuated correctly). We will be looking at traditional stories and poems.
In this half term Year 1 we will be looking at addition and subtraction.
The focus will be upon using their number bonds to 10 facts to quickly add and subtract when crossing 10. For example, calculating 8 + 7 = 15 by firstly finding how many to 10.
Following this, the children will apply their knowledge of addition subtraction to problem solving activities. We will encourage children to use the A.P.E. (Answer it, Prove it, Explain it structure to their answers.
The focus of our topic this half term is Toys. Children will have the opportunity to compare their modern toys with toys from the past by asking questions. For example, What material is the rocking horse made from? The children will also be designing, making and evaluating a peg doll and a rain stick within their Design and Technology learning. In Science, we are continuing our topic of “Animals including Humans”. The children will focus on classifying animals into different groups, such as ‘Reptiles’ and ‘Mammals’. Also, we will be comparing the body parts of different animals, such as ‘fins’ and ‘wings’.