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1A - Mrs Russell and Mrs Bi

   1B - Miss Hook and Miss Price

For all enquiries regarding your child's learning, please email year1@englishmartyrs.bham.sch.uk 

 

P.E. lessons are every Tuesday. Children must come to school in their kits. 

We are a Rights Respecting School. Please follow the link to find out how we teach and learn about rights in Year 1.

 

We are now in our final term of Year 1! We have lots of exciting learning planned to prepare the children for the challenges of Year 2. This term, our theme is 'Journeys'.

 

 

Reading at Home

 

Children will be given a new eBook every Friday. Please read with your child for 10 minutes everyday and use the comprehension questions provided to check understanding. It is important to re-read books to develop fluency.

 

This week, to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, we read the The Queen's Hat by Steve Antony.

Please use the handout provided in your child's homework pack and discuss the book at home.

 

The Queen's Hat

Phonics is taught daily using Anima Phonics. Each sound has its own accompanying action or poem, click on the link to visit the soundboard and see how many your child can teach you!

Anima Phonics Sound Board

 

Year 1 children will sit the phonics screening check in June 2022. Please view the document below for more information.

 

This term, our theme is 'Changes within Living Memory'.

Our Trip to the Toy Museum 

We enjoyed being historians and learning all about toys from the past. We visited the museum, watched a Punch and Judy show and even had a go at playing with some old toys! We had a fantastic day. 

Science

We took a walk to Sparkhill Park to observe seasonal changes. We visited our 'Year 1' tree and noticed it was bare. We can't wait to see it blossom in spring!

English

We are using the story 'Kipper's Toybox' to help us creatively sequence sentences to form a narrative. We have been using Talk for Writing actions to help us sequence and retell the story. 

The Year 1 team are excited to welcome back all of our pupils to the classroom. We have lots of exciting learning planned for the autumn term and we can't wait to get started!

 

This term our theme is 'Carnival of Animals'. Please find our curriculum overview and knowledge overviews below.

Animal Man!

Today we had a visit from the Animal Man. Mo delivered a senses workshop, we learned about the five senses and discovered how animals use theirs! We saw many different animals including an owl, a gecko and even a tarantula!

Design and Technology

We had great fun designing and making our own animal puppets!

Geography

We have been learning about our continents and oceans and the animals that are native to them.

Handa's Surprise

We have been learning to use adjectives in our sentences. We tasted the fruits from the story and created a bank of WOW words to describe them. 

We innovated the story. We changed the characters and the setting and created our won fantastic narratives!

 

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