Skip to main content

Welcome to Birch Class (Y1)

There are 24 children in  Year 1 in our class.

Our teacher is Mr  Reilly.  

Our Teaching Assistant is Miss Surfleet.

We have a stimulating, well-resourced classroom and outside area that encourages children to extend their knowledge through learning and play. 

  

This term our project is...  Shining Lights 

As a class we have been learning about space travel, the first moon landing and the experiences of Tim Peake and Neil Armstrong. The children have used different research techniques to create their own fact file about planets. 

 

Moon Buggies 

The children have created some excellent moon buggies at home by using their own resources and imagination. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How can you help at home?

We often get asked this question.  One of the most useful and rewarding things you can do with your child at home is to read, read, read!!! 

Click on the link to read a booklet with lots of ideas that can make reading at home more fun and includes top tips on how to make the reading experience you have with your child really effective. 

The National Curriculum strands we are learning are:

English - Writing

Transcription

I can spell common exception words.

I can name the letters of the alphabet using letter names to distinguish between alternative spellings of the same sound.

I can apply simple spelling rules.

Handwriting

I can form capital letters.

I can use cursive letters.

 

Composition

I can write sentences by composing a sentence orally before writing it.

I can write sentences by sequencing sentences to form short narratives.

I can write sentences by re-reading what I have written to check that it makes sense.

 

Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

I can leave spaces between words.

I can join words and join clauses using ‘and’.

I am beginning to punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark.

 

Maths

This year we are using the White Rose Scheme for teaching maths.  More details will be given at a Parents Meeting.

 

Number and Place Value

I can count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number.

I can count in multiples of twos, fives and tens.

I can read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words.

 

Addition and Subtraction

I can read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (–) and equals (=) signs.

I can add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20, including zero

 

Fractions

I can recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity.

 

Measurement

I can sequence events in chronological order using language [for example, before and after, next, first, today, yesterday, tomorrow, morning, afternoon and evening]

I can recognise and use language relating to dates, including days of the week, weeks, months and years

I can tell the time to the hour and half past the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times.

 

Science

I can identify and name a variety of common animals including bird, insect, reptile, fish, amphibian and mammal.

I can identify and name a variety of common animals including herbivore, omnivore and carnivore. 

What can you do to help your child at home?

 

 

Read, read and read some more!

 

Reading is a vital building block to a child's education. Encourage your child to read at least three times a week and develop their love of stories and books through shared story time.

 

Look at the optional homework grid for more ideas.