Year 1 2021 - 2022

Mrs Seaward

I have worked in Westminster for many years now and have taught all age groups. I am also a teacher Governor within our school. My favourite subject to teach is Maths. I am a mum of a little girl, and we love reading together, going on our bikes, walking in our local area of North Wales and going in our caravan.

Mrs Davenport

I have worked at Westminster Community Primary School since qualifying as a teacher in 2010 and have experience of teaching in Years 1-6. Alongside my teaching role, I am also the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo) - a role which I greatly enjoy and enables me to work with children and families across the school as well as working with a range of outside agencies. Please feel free to come and speak to me before or after school if there is anything you would like to ask or discuss.

Welcome to Year 1 2021-2022

This is year 1's class page where you can find all sorts of information about what we will be doing this term. Below we have attached information about the subjects we will be covering and general reminders. Throughout this acedemic year we will be working on many new things. The children will still be learning through play, they will continue to explore, discover, develop independent skills, learn to follow instructions through our continous provision areas. 

Your child’s day may be a little more structured than it was in Reception and they may have to sit at a table for a little longer than they are used to, but they will still also be learning in a variety of ways; while moving, in groups, on the carpet, walking around the school and exploring outdoors in our forest school area! 

In year 1 Mrs Davenport will teacher all day on a Monday. Every morning Miss Nana will be in our class and every afternoon Mrs Farrall. Each Wednesday afternoon Miss Smethurst will be doing some exciting art activities and Charanga music session with you. 

If you need anything you can email us on the following email addresses: jo.seaward@westminsterprimary.cheshire.sch.uk or sarah.davenport@westminsterprimary.cheshire.sch.uk

 

Maths

We will be doing daily maths using our school maths scheme Power Maths. There will also be maths activities set up for the children to access during their independent learning.

The children will be developing their knowledge, skills and understanding in the following areas: 

- counting to 50

- solving addition and subtraction word problems

- multiplication

We will continue to focus on number formation within maths lessons. We will also be completing reasoning and problem solving style questions that require explanations of why they believe something. It is extremely important that you support your child in learning mathematical facts and their number bonds to10 and 20. This will improve the speed and accuracy of their daily maths work. 

 

English and Phonics - 

This half term we will be reading and writing using a new text called Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. 

Lost and Found: Oliver Jeffers : Jeffers, Oliver, Jeffers, Oliver:  Amazon.co.uk: Books

READING: It is so important to listen to your child read regularly at home and discuss the books they are reading to improve their fluency and comprehension. If you have any questions regarding your child's reading or their RWI book then do please pop in and speak to me. 

Virtual Library

Click on this Virtual Library 

 

Phonics

We teach children to read through daily phonics lessons. This half term we will begin to learn the sounds that single letters make and begin to write short words. We use the Read Write Inc scheme to teach phonics. I have added various helpful guides to the files section at the bottom of this class page.  

Read Write Inc - How to say the sounds

Read Write Inc - Parent Guide

Read Write Inc. Phonics: Desktop Speed Sounds Chart Pack of 10 ...

SCIENCEIn Science, we will be observing the four Seasons and looking for changes throughout the year including weather and how the day length varies. We will also be completing science experiments testing different materials which will be lots of fun!

Science Seasons

ART 

Our artist of the term is Mark Rothko. We will be mixing primary colours to make secondary colours. In the lessons we will be using different materials and creating a textured collage which will be inspired by Rothko's style. 

How To Draw A Creeper

How To Draw Funny Cupcake

 

PE (Physcal Education) 

GoNoodle Choice of sessions

Dough Disco

 

RE (Religious Education)

RE - we will be thinking about the religion Christianity and what does it mean to belong.

Christianity BBC Bitesize

Looking after our world.

 

Geography

We will be looking at our local area, identifying places we know, thinking about how we will get there, following and creating maps. 

 

Understanding Me and My Place in the World (UMMPTW)

Growing and caring for yourself is the first area we will be talking about.

Dotty and Buzz - Belonging

Dotty and Buzz - The wide world

Homework 

Googleclassroom login 

Please read with your child at home as many times a week as you can.

Please also support them with their phonics, including their segmenting and blending of sounds.

Homework will be set each week on Google classroom for you to access. 

 

Phonics Screening 

In June this academic year, the year 1 children will be tested on their phonics knowledge. We will be practising for this all year, but your support at home will be greatfully received. Please find resources attached, including CVC alien words. Any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask. 

Reminders! 

PE Kit - Children need to arrive to school on Friday wearing a FULL SCHOOL PE KIT. 

Reading books should be returned to school everyday. 

Water bottles - children must bring their own drink to school.

DO NOT allow your child to bring their own toys into school.

FOREST SCHOOLS - Thursday 

Please bring wellingtons or old shoes so that they can be left in class for all possible events. We hope to access forest school on the field most Thursdays. 

Useful Links

Maths activities

Maths Place Value interactive games

Year 1 Maths Daily activities

English and Phonics activities

Phonics Phase 4 interactive games

Year 1 reading activities

Year 1 spelling

Oak Primary Year 1

Phonics Play - Phonics Games

Year 1 English Daily activities

You can practice theses sounds that we have been learning 

 Learning the sound: sh

Learning the sound

 Learning the sound: ch

English and Phonics activities

Phonics Phase 4 interactive games

Year 1 reading activities

Year 1 spelling

Oak Primary Year 1

Phonics Play - Phonics Games

Year 1 English Daily activities

You can practice theses sounds that we have been learning 

 Learning the sound: sh

Learning the sound

 Learning the sound: ch

Files to Download

Year 1: Gallery items

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Contact the School

Westminster Primary School

John Street,
Ellesmere Port,
Cheshire,
CH65 2ED

Tel: 0151 832 3672
head@westminsterprimary.cheshire.sch.uk

SEN Contact: Sarah Davenport

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