Dear Parents and Carers,
 
A very warm welcome to our York class web page. We are very excited to have started our new term in Year 1. Everyone has settled into our class rules and routines splendidly and we are enjoying all the new and exciting learning that is happening.
 
Our topic this term is Traditional Tales and attached is the curriculum map for you to look at. We are looking at stories like ‘Jack and the Beanstalk‘ and ‘Little Red Riding Hood.’ 

Reading with your child is essential, please share their reading book with them or ‘bug club’ for 10 to 15 minutes a day.
 
In Maths we are focusing on number and place value this half term with lots of practical opportunities to explore addition and subtraction and sequencing of numbers up to 30.

The children will be working on the 2x table this term and aiming to achieve their bronze, Silver and Gold certificates of achievement. Please find time to practise these together at home.
 
In Science we will be exploring seasonal changes and describing the weather associated with each season. As the nights are drawing in we will be looking at how the day length varies. The children have already started their PE curriculum with outdoor games and dance. Please ensure they always have a PE kit at school. PE days are Monday and Wednesday’s.
 
The children in York class all have a class Dojo character which is a behaviour and reward system that they collect points for excellent work and effort.
A Letter will be coming home to invite you to join the dojo website where you can log in and input a class code to see how your child is progressing.
 
Finally, our York homework will go out every Friday to be returned the following Thursday. There will also be spellings sent home each Friday, with a test delivered in small groups on a Thursday.
  
Many thanks
Miss Fenn and Mrs Patel

Half Term Topic - Celebrations

Dear Parents and Carers,

Our topic for this half-term is Celebrations. We have copied the curriculum map for you overleaf.

Just a few reminders:-

School lunch is provided free of charge to all Year 1 children. However, if you do decide to send your child with a healthy packed lunch please make sure it is labelled with their name and class. Details of our Packed Lunch Policy are available on the website or from Mrs Goldie.

Mornings are very busy and teachers wish to spend this time settling the children into class. If you have something you wish to speak with the teacher about, please wait until after school or book an appointment through the office. 

Finally, we have two big trips planned for this half-term (to the cinema and Barking Theatre) and many more throughout the school year. If you are available to help on these, please let your class teacher know.

Best wishes from the Year 1 team,

Year 1 Team
Miss Fenn, Mrs Goldie and Ms Hutchinson-Wright.

Y1 Curriculum Map - Autumn 2
Y1 Curriculum Map - Autumn 1
Y1 Red Riding Hood Dance - October 2019

Year 1 have been working really hard this half term on Fairytales. We have created a dance piece using the ideas from Little Red Riding Hood. We started off as trees in the forest. We then turned into Red Riding Hood and went for a stroll but we were cautious that we could hear things behind us which is why we kept stopping to check. 

After this we took on the Big Bad Wolf Character where we travelled around the room in different directions and using different levels. 
Following on from this we did partner work with actions and reactions which can be seen as a battle between Little Red Riding Hood and The Big Bad Wolf - with a final celebration from the Little Red Riding Hood's in the finale piece of music.