Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Welcome to year 1. Our team is made up of Mrs Fernandes, Mr Lacey, Mrs Godbold, Mrs Sutherland and Mrs Stanhope.

This term we will be focussing on presentation of handwriting and ensuring each letter is started in the correct place. We are looking carefully at the size of each letter using the ‘water line’ to show where it sits on our writing line. Some letters are tall letters whereas some are small then some dangle below the water.

We are developing our sentence writing skills by writing in a range of genres including stories, reports and speech.

We have begun learning the year 1 common exception words by reading, writing and practicing spelling these without them in front of us.

We will continue to use our growth mind set to support us to achieve.

In our Autumn term we focussed on securing our addition and subtraction skills. We also developed our story writing skills through following the Pie Corbitt talk for writing process.

This term in English we are exploring and writing our own reports looking at understanding peoples feelings. In maths we will look at groups of, length and shape. Our topic for this term is castles.

We will be continuing to develop our spelling and phonics skills in the lead up to the year 1 phonics screener assessment.

Our trip this term coincides with our topic where we will be visited Mountfitchet.