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Year 1

Welcome to the Year 1 page.

Welcome to the Year 1 page . My name is Miss Bloore and I will be teaching the wonderful Year 1. I am excited to welcome the children back from their Easter break and look forward to the summer term. I am delighted to say we are back teaching a full curriculum and Mr Scott will be leading our daily Active 30 sessions. If you have any questions about your child's learning please contact me via the children's diaries or the school office. I will always do my very best to support you and your child. I will upload all letters and resources we send home to support your child to this class page (where possible). I will also use this page to update you with what we are currently learning about in class. Please also follow the school Facebook/Twitter accounts for up to date information and celebrations of work.


Literacy

In Literacy we will be exploring the text 'The secret of Black Rock' by Joe Todd – Stanton. Our first piece of writing will be based on a return story were our characters will find themselves in some trouble. The place they are exploring will then come to life to save our character. Our second piece of writing will be focusing on postcards.

Reading

Please read with your child 15 min per day and sign their home school diary. Some children have now moved onto accelerated reading -please pop a note to let us know when they have finished their book so we can ensure they do the quiz and can select a new book.

Maths
We are now coming on really well with our Singapore maths and each week we focus on a new concept. Our topics for this half term are division, fractions, numbers to 100 and time. In daily practise we continue to reinforce our four operations and recapping previous skills.

Computing
In computing we will be continuing to improve our typing skills. We will be making a fact file on plants and typing up our return stories. This half term we are also learning about staying safe when using the internet and gaming. This will run closely alongside our newly established RSE curriculum. Children will continue to have access to Numbots.

Time for Talk/ My Happy Mind
This year we will be having Time for Talk sessions four times a week. We will also be following the NHS programme My Happy Mind. These sessions are to support our children after missing so much school and to help them whist we still live with the changes brought about by Covid. The sessions will follow 5 themes; Managing feelings, developing self-efficiency, promoting connectedness (friendship), developing hope and gratitude and building resilience. These session will include stories, art and discussion activities.

Communication
Please use the communication diaries to send any messages as these are checked everyday. Alternatively, you can call the school office. Please always let me know if some else is picking up your child or any change of arrangements.
If you child has to isolate and there's learning at home you may use the class email to communicate with the teacher.
year1@actonceprimary.net
Please note this email is not monitored daily when no one is isolating so please use the communication diary as the first means of communication to ensure a prompt response. You can also use the class email if you want to send in any celebrations for are home school communication tree display.

Links to useful resources

Typing Skills- BBC Dance mat
Counting in 2's 5's and 10's
Spooky Spellings
Little Bird Spelling
Look Cover Write
Maths Games
Phonics nonsense word game
Phonics Screening information
Read Write Inc Information
A wide variety of games/ tasks in all area of the curriculum .
Typing Skills

To develop the learners of tomorrow and equip them with the skills to flourish and succeed for "nothing is impossible with God"

Luke 1:37

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