Bournville Village

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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

The Year 1 team are: 

1C – Miss Casey           Mrs Plant

                         

 

1G – Mr Grant                 Mrs Brown

                           

 

1S – Miss Spencer          Mrs Fleming

                            

Should you need to speak with your child’s teacher please email us on: enquiry@bournvillevillageprimary.org.uk

To report a school absence, please call the office or e-mail attendance@bournvillevillageprimary.org.uk

Spring term 2022

Dates for diaries

Tuesday 4th Jan- pupils return to school

Monday 7th Feb- online safety week

Friday 18th Feb- break up for half term

Monday 28th Feb- Staff training day

Tuesday 29th Feb- pupils return to school

Wednesday 2nd March- Parent’s evening

Thursday 3rd March- Parent’s evening

Friday 18th March- Comic Relief

Monday 28th March- Year 1 trip to Martineau Gardens

Tuesday 29th March- Year 1 trip to Martineau Gardens

Wednesday 30th March- Year 1 trip to Martineau Gardens

Friday 8th April- Easter hat parade

Break up for Easter break

Further dates will be added as the year goes on. We will communicate these via email and the school newsletter.

P.E. days:

1C, 1S & 1G – Monday and Tuesday

Library

Year 1 will visit the library on a Thursday. Please ensure that your child has their borrowed book in their bag ready to return.

 

Visits and Visitors

During Spring term, we have an exciting trip to Martineau Gardens! This trip will allow children to further develop key science learning about plants and animals. Further information about this trip will be sent out at the beginning of Spring term. If you would like to explore the website before our visit you will find the link here- https://martineau-gardens.org.uk/

 

Curriculum Overview

English

Phonics
During spring term children will build upon the phonics they have learnt in autumn term. They will learn new digraphs, trigraphs and split digraphs and spot these in both real and nonsense words. Children will engage in reading sessions that will allow them to read phonically decodable books which will develop their reading of words, fluency and use of expression.
Reading
We are a Power of Reading school and therefore use a range of high-quality texts and strategies to facilitate our English lessons. In spring term children will be completing an author study. This will allow children to engage with a range of books written and illustrated by the same author, making links between the books, and retelling a story in their own words. Children will continue to visit the library weekly and spend time in their classroom reading corner which will develop their love of reading, knowledge of authors and engage in exciting book talk with others.
Writing

In year 1, children will engage with a wide range of writing opportunities. Writing outcomes in spring term will include stories, non-fiction reports and writing in role. Children will continue to use capital letters, full stops, and finger spaces in their writing. They will also use ‘and’ to join sentences and use question marks and exclamation marks in their writing.

Maths
 During spring term, our focus will be primarily on number and place value. The children will learn to:

  • count, read and write numbers to 50
  • given a number, identify 1 more and 1 less
  • identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations. For example, Numicon, base 10, counters and snap cubes
  • to practise addition (+), subtraction (−) within 20
  • to measure length and height

 

Spring Term

Science

Everyday materials

History

Transport

Music

‘In the Groove’ -

Art

Making birds- using a variety of techniques to create feathers

P.E.

Gymnastics, Net/Wall (Tennis) and Invasion (Basketball/Netball) games

R.E.

Baptism and The Easter Story

Computing

Grouping and Sorting

PSHE

Celebrating Difference

 

Recommended reads for Year 1

Our Authors of the moment for next half term will be Oliver Jeffers and Rachel Bright. Have you read any books by these authors before? Do you have a favourite?

Autumn term 2021

P.E. days for this term are as follows:

1C & 1G – Monday and Tuesday

1S – Monday

 

These days will change at points throughout the year, but we will notify you via Seesaw of any upcoming changes. 

 

Library

Year 1 will visit the library on a Thursday. Please ensure that your child has their borrowed book in their bag ready to return.

Visits and Visitors

Throughout Year 1 we hope to provide a range of educational visits and visitors to further enhance your child’s learning. This will start with a visit to our local area to support our Geography curriculum. We will provide further details in due course.

Curriculum overview

 

English

Phonics

During autumn term Year 1, we will build upon the phonics that the children have learnt in reception. The children will continue to learn new phonemes, digraphs and trigraphs and be exposed to these in a range of contexts.

Reading

We are a Power of Reading school and therefore use a range of high-quality texts and strategies to facilitate our English lessons. Throughout autumn term the children will be listening to a range of classic and contemporary fantasy picture books. Our first book is an exciting fantasy adventure– we like to reveal the book slowly, so the titles will remain a mystery for now! Our aim is for the children to be able to link books to their own experiences. We are confident that the children will find these texts highly engaging, and you will hear more about them over time. Children will also be bringing a reading book home to share with you. Please read with your child and add your comments onto the reading diary page on Seesaw.

Writing

In year 1, children will engage with a wide range of writing opportunities. Writing outcomes will be stories, writing in role and practising writing non- fiction sentences. Children will learn to generate and construct sentences using capital lette

Maths

During the autumn term, our focus will primarily be on number and place value. The children will learn to:

  • count, read and write numbers to 20
  • read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words
  • given a number, identify 1 more and 1 less
  • identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations. For example, Numicon, base 10, counters and snap cubes
  • understand mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (−) and equals (=) symbols
  • represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 10

Recommended reads

The following books are by some of our favourite authors, some of whom, we will be finding a little more about during Year 1.

            Here we are                     Mabel and the mountain          I want my hat back                       Look up!                             The lion inside

             Oliver Jeffers                            Kim Hillyard                         Jon Klassen                               Nathan Bryon                         Rachel Bright

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