Bournville Village

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Year 1

Hello and welcome to our Year 1 page.


1G- Miss Glover and Mrs Lynock

1S- Miss Spencer and Mrs Barker

1R- Mrs Reid and Mrs Ryan.

PPA Teaching Staff: Mr Coley, Mrs Darwood and Mrs Woodall

Our timetable- please note, our timetable can vary slightly each week in response to other events in school and availability of resources

Our timetable- please note, our timetable can vary slightly each week in response to other events in school and availability of resources 1

Information about Year 1


Our P.E. days are organised in 4 week blocks and so are not always on the same day.  We ask that parents send in P.E. kits for the whole half term, to ensure they are always in school. Swimming will commence later on in the year.


Homework will be set weekly, alternating between English homework and Sumdog (maths). Please send your child's red homework book into school every week with the completed piece of homework for marking. You can support your child with learning spellings, practising reading and anything that interests them about our wider curriculum. Your child's planner acts as their reading diary. Please sign their diary so that we are able to change books regularly. Specific reading days will be communicated later on in the term.


Autumn 1 Curriculum Overview


In English, the children will be looking at fantasy and imagination texts, including Where the Wild Things Are.  The Author of the half term is Satoshi Kitamura. Throughout the year, if you have any books by our author of the half term, please feel free to send them into school to share with the class. Year 1 will visit our school library on a Thursday afternoon.


In Maths, the children will be consolidating their knowledge of number and place value from reception. This will include grouping objects and numbers and addition and subtraction. 


We will also be learning about Materials in Science. In History, we will be thinking about explorers. In P.E. we will be teaching gymnastics and games. In Computing, the children will be learning how to log on to Purple Mash and save their work. Our Jigsaw topic is 'Being Me'. In R.E., the children will be thinking about belonging and religious celebrations. The children will be having a weekly introduction to French, beginning by learning some simple useful words. In Music, the children will be singing and learning new songs. 


Well done to all pupils for a great start to Year 1!

Autumn 2


This is a busy and exciting term for Year One! Week one starts with our introduction to our Geography topic 'Journeys.' Across 3 days, the children will be visiting Birmingham Airport by foot, train and monorail. We are looking forward to it!


We will also be starting our Christmas production rehearsals, so children will be busy learning songs, dances and lines. We will be performing at the church on Wednesday 4th December. We hope to see you all there. PE will continue to be Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, however due to Christmas rehearsals these lessons maybe less frequent. 


In English we will be continuing to use the Power of Reading to learn about a new text. We can not reveal what this is but the children will find out soon!


In Maths, we will be moving on to addition and subtraction, including number bonds to 10 and fact families. Please continue to use Sumdog to support with your child's Maths skills. 


In Jigsaw, we will be celebrating everyone being unique and special.


This promises to be a brilliant half term full of brilliant learning opportunities!