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

Summer term 2022 

Dates for diaries
Monday 25th April – Return to School
Friday 29th April – Whole school Eid celebration
Monday 2nd May – Bank holiday
Friday 6th May – Targets sent home
Monday 9th, 16th, 23rd May – 1C Forest School
W/C 23rd May – Jubilee Celebrations
Friday 27th May - Break up for half term
Monday 6th June - Pupils Return to School
Sunday 5th & Monday 6th June - Shavuot (Jewish Festival)
Monday 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th June – 1G Forest School
Friday 24th June - Founders’ Day – School Closed to Pupils
Thursday 30th June – Class photos
Wednesday 6th July – Transition Day, all year groups
Friday 8th July - Reports out
Wednesday 13th July - Parents Evening
Thursday 21st July - Break up for summer

 

Visits and Visitors
We are planning on taking a walk around our local area, looking at physical and non-physical features in our
immediate environment. This lends itself to our previous and ongoing geography curriculum but also to our
history topic in summer two, where children will learn about local heroes such as the Cadbury family.

 

English
Phonics During summer term children will continue to engage with our exciting Little Wandle phonic lessons where they will embed their knowledge of phonics in preparation for the phonics screening check. They will be reviewing and revisiting phonemes from across the phonic phases and reading them in both real and nonsense words.

Reading
In summer term children will continue to have three reading sessions per week in which they will read their reading practise book. Each reading session focuses on a different aspect of reading. The first focuses on decoding, the second on prosody (reading with their story tellers voice) and the third focuses on comprehension. To foster the children’s love of reading they will also have one library slot per week in which they are free to choose a sharing book, from a wide selection, to read at home.

Writing
During the summer term, the children will be using some beautiful, high- quality texts to support the study of English. We will be using one fiction and one non-fiction text throughout our English lessons, but we are not revealing the titles just yet, so it is a surprise! The children will be writing stories, leaflets, and information pages, using capital letters, full stops, finger spaces, exclamation marks and question marks. They will also be using ‘and’ to join sentences together.

 

Maths

During summer term, we will be focusing on the following topics:

- Multiplication and division - Fractions - Geometry - Place value - Measurement - Time
We will continue practising our addition and subtraction facts up to 20, with a focus on improving fluency and reasoning.

 

Wider curriculum

Science:  Animals (including humans and plants)
Geography:  Journeys (continents and oceans)
Music:  ‘Your Imagination’ (exploring rhythm and composing)
D.T:  Structures (making a structure for Bournville park)
P.E:  Fundamentals (key skills; jumping, running, hopping, skipping, directional language and coordination)
R.E:  Parables
Computing:  Coding
PSHE: Relationships

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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