This term Year 1 focus on retelling our own versions of traditional tales We will be creating our own story maps and using powerful adjectives to describe. In the second half term we will be learning about the human body and exploring the 5 senses and how they are used. We will continue to read a range of stories and non fiction books and will be focusing on the 4 operations in maths, as well as telling the time and measuring.
We will be continuing daily reading in small groups and daily Maths Mastery sessions which enable the children to deepen the level of their mathematical understanding.
We will be learning to use more of our art skills by looking at the work of Picasso and completing our own work in the style of him.
In Year 1 we invite parents to make a £10 donation each term.
This allows us to buy art supplies for our creative areas. and provide the children with real life experiences like cooking and baking. Thank you so much for this.
We also welcome contributions for junk modelling (egg cartons, cardboard boxes, bottles, etc) and natural resources for our mud kitchen such as avocado stones, pebbles, conkers and corks.
We would also welcome donations for the woodwork bench such as: plastic bottle lids, offcuts of soft wood, corks, lolly sticks, screws, nails etc.
Children continue daily phonics sessions this term.
We will be starting guided reading sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Reading books are changed once a week. Please bring your child’s book in every Monday, so it can be changed. Children should bring in their books every day as they will be asked to read to an adult. . Children will take home a book from the library during our weekly visits on Tuesdays.
Please try to read with your child every day, and either sign and date their reading record, or write a comment to share with your child’s teacher. Your child will make more progress if you read with them at home.
If you would like tips on reading with your children, please ask your child’s teacher.
Uniform and bookbags
Please ensure that your child wears their full school uniform each day. Please label your children’s clothing with name labels or permanent marker. Please ensure your child brings their books and reading record to school every day.
The children will have a PE lesson every Thursday. Please make sure they have a named PE kit (white t-shirt, navy shorts or tracksuit bottoms and plimsolls) each week.
In the Moment Planning is the cycle of observation, assessment and planning at George Tomlinson and is carried out on a moment-by-moment basis. Each week, approximately 10% of the class will be focus children. Gradually over the year, we support children to prepare for more formal ways of learning so they are ready for Year 2. This includes extending the times of carpet sessions and whole class learning and ensures they are ready for the next stage of their learning.
Learning records and tasks completed by children are recorded in their learning journey books.
By using this cycle on a moment-to-moment basis, the adults are alert to individual children (observation), thinking about what it tells us about the child’s thinking (assessment), and ready to respond by using appropriate strategies at the right moment to support children’s well-being and learning (planning for the next moment).
When your child is a focus child you will receive notification the week before. We will give you a sheet to complete and ask you to take some pictures over the weekend. After your child has been a focus child, the class teacher will meet with you to discuss your child’s learning. This will replace the traditional parents’ evening.