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Schoolsworks is a multi-academy trust in West Sussex. Our aim is to create small hubs of schools which work closely together to collaborate, share best practice and improve outcomes for children.

Schoolsworks

Edward Bryant

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

In Year 1 we have three classes: Mrs Oakford and Mrs Kelly teach 1K, Mr Dunn and Mrs Castleton teach 1C and Miss Baal teaches 1B.

Throughout the year, the classes will also be taught by Mrs Kempson (1K), Mr Plymen (1C) and Mrs Bennett (1B). Our wonderful teaching assistants are Miss Parfoot, Mrs Riley, Mrs Herbert and Miss Carr.

 

Autumn Term

We have a super term planned for the autumn. Our topic is Ourselves. As part of this, we learn the parts of the body and our senses. One cold morning, the children might discover that a UFO has crash landed outside the classrooms. The crash site will be keenly investigated! After reading Dr Xargle's Earthlets, and receiving a message from space, the children will write to the aliens to explain what it is like to be a human being. 

We also learn about the countries of the United Kingdom and use Google maps to find out where they are in relation to Bognor Regis.

In the second part of the term we explore Toys and look at how they have changed over the years. We will make our own toys and have a visit from Brighton Toy Museum. Towards the end of term we invite you to our Christmas Concert.

 

Spring Term

Our main topic for the term is 'How to Care for a pet', during which the children will be using adjectives and conjunctions to make their writing more interesting. 

Science is a major focus, with the children studying animals, plants and the seasons. The children will have the opportunity to read and write a variety of non-fiction texts. 

Preparations for the National Phonics Screening Check will step up towards the end of term. 

 

Summer term

Our main topic for this term is Castles, including an exciting visit to Arundel. Experiencing what life would have been like in a real castle really brings the children's learning to life!

There is also plenty of opportunity to read about and write stories involving princesses, princes, dragons and knights etc. Work in Geography and Art will focus on beaches, and the children will enjoy designing, growing and making their own salad. Towards the end of term, we will ensure the children are ready for their move to Year 2.

 

The children’s PE lessons are on Mondays and Wednesdays. However, we ask that the children have their kits in school all week. Please help us by labelling every piece of clothing your child brings to school.

It is, of course, vital that you hear your child read as often as possible. We ask that the children read daily at home and collect signatures in their reading diaries to work towards receiving their reading badges.

We would also really welcome any volunteers to read with the children. Please come and see us if you would be able to help us with this!

The children will receive spellings to learn every week.

There will be an informal spelling test every Friday.

We hope the children really enjoy Year 1. Please book an appointment via the school office to talk to your child’s teacher if you have any concerns.

Establishment Phase Booklet - Year 1 2019

Curriculum Overview

Knowledge Organisers

YEAR 1 READING WORKSHOP VIDEO

In the video below, Miss Stevens, Miss Puttock and Miss Taylor demonstrate how we read with children at school. We aim to promote a love for reading whilst developing key skills through effective questioning.

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling and punctuation, learning letters and sounds along the way.

What is Synthetic Phonics?

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling and punctuation, learning letters and sounds along the way.

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /i-e/

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling and punctuation, learning letters and sounds along the way.

Phase 3 Phonics-Blending and Segmenting

Mrs Burrows, Mr Oakford and Miss Taylor show us how to blend and segment the sounds in both real and nonsense words!

Phonics Sounds

Miss Taylor, Mr Oakford and Mrs Burrows show us how to pronounce phase 3 sounds, including digraphs and trigraphs!

Solving Addition Problems by Grouping 10

Miss Taylor shows us to solve an addition problem by grouping 10!

Representing Tens and Ones

Miss Taylor shows us how to show a number as a group of 10's and 1's!

Grouping 10 to Count Objects to 20

Miss Taylor shows us how to count objects up to 20 by grouping 10 of them first!

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