Year 1 2019-2020

Welcome to Year 1!
Mrs Hayes, Miss Ellis and Mrs Constantine teach in Year 1. 
We are really looking forward to starting some exciting new topics.

This term our class text will be ‘Katie in London’ by James Mayhew. We will be finding out about different London landmarks and writing our own imaginary, magical tour around London.

Children will now have a Monster Phonics Reading book in addition to their coloured scheme book. As well as reading their Monster Phonics book, ask your children to find the sound this book is based on within their book, practise words at the front of the book and answer comprehension questions.

The children will also continue to take part in daily phonics sessions to improve their reading and spelling.



We will continue to learn a range of skills in our Maths lessons. These include counting numbers up to 50 and finding one more and one less, addition and subtraction to 20, simple multiplication and division and solving number problems.

The children will be doing lots of work on number this half term, particularly knowing numbers to 50 and knowing pairs of numbers that make 10 and 20.



Our whole school theme this term is ‘Conflict’. We will be debating which Queen Elizabeth was the best monarch.

In History, we will be learning about London landmarks, British monarchs, family trees, and the Royal family. We will use our class text, ‘Katie in London’, to learn all about London.

In Science, we will be designing our own royal garden. To complete this project we will develop our knowledge of common plants and trees.


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