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Welcome to Year 1!

Our Topic- Live and Let Live

English

In English we have started looking at telling the story of Jack and the Beanstalk in a range of ways. The children have loved using the drama technique story whoosh to act out the story in their own way.  We will be using different word classes such as: nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs to develop our writing skills and writing for a range of purposes.

 

Maths

In Maths we will be learning to count confidently in groups of 2, 5 and 10.  To support this we will also be exploring the operations of multiplying and dividing using the correct mathematical symbols and vocabulary.  Our understanding of fractions will begin by exploring wholes, halves and quarters.  Finally, we will be learning and exploring position and direction.

Reading

Reading books will be given out on a Monday and kept at home until the Friday. Reading books should be returned to school by the Friday to ensure that new books can be given out the following Monday.

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.

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