Welcome to Year One
Staff - Mrs Mower, Mrs King and Mrs Woods
Our key concepts are - identity, change, fairness, conflict, care and power.
We use Continuous provision in Y1 at Lawford.
Continuous provision is an approach that offers a consistent set of learning opportunities for children.
This approach is designed to support the development of key skills in a variety of areas, including language development, cognitive growth and social-emotional learning.
Our children check in each morning with the colour monster which allows them to think about how they feel and it gives staff the opportunity to identify any children who may feel a negative emotion. Staff can then support these children.
Our learning areas.
Every morning, we have different activities on our tables when we arrive at school.
These activities help us with space learning and fine motor skills.
Spring term PE will take place on a Monday and Wednesday.
Please send children in wearing their Lawford PE kits.
No earrings to be worn for PE. Please remove these on PE days.
Show and tell will take place on Friday afternoons.
Reading books will be changed on Fridays.
The biggest impact on children's reading is reading with your child.
Please record all reading on Boom Reader.
Children must read their reading book three times.
Once to decode, then to read with fluency and finally for comprehension.
We have a reading raffle every week where your child will be entered into a raffle to win a book. Children must read four times during the week and weekend to be entered for this.
Animals including Humans
We have been learning about animal groups.
UK and Capital cities
We have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes.
We use talk for writing during our English lessons. This approach allows children to write and read independently for a variety of different audiences and approaches.
One our English units during the Spring term, focusses on the Gruffalo.
Our first English unit is one of the children's favourite, 'Superworm'!
During maths this half term we have been focusing on place value and addition. We have learnt to order numbers, compare numbers and come to understand that two parts make a whole - we used kit kats to help us with this!
During PE we have learnt lots of key shapes and sequences in gymnastics, and practised multi-skills outside.
During PSHE, we have looked at emotions and feelings, what what makes a good friend.
During English this half term, we have looked at instruction writing, innovating a familiar story and creating or own Autumn poems.
We looked at the primary and secondary colours, shading and created our final piece in the style of Clarice Cliff.
Autumn term PE will take place on Tuesdays and Wednesday. Please ensure your child comes into school wearing their full PE kit. Please also ensure your child's earrings are removed specifically for PE days. Earrings worn, which can not be to be removed by the child, will result in a missed PE session.
Show and tell will take place on a Friday afternoon.
Reading at Home
Reading books will be changed on a Tuesday and Friday each week. The children have to read three times before their book is changed. This must be logged on boom reader.
When reading with your child, it is important to ask your child questions about what they have read to further develop their understanding of the text.
Reading At Home Raffle
The biggest impact parents can have on learning at school is reading with your children as regularly as possible at home. Home school books, books from the library, magazines, cereal boxes all count as home reading. To encourage the children to read as much as possible at home, EYFS and KS1 are continuing with a weekly reading raffle. To enter, the children must have read 4 times during the week, which we will see on boom reader. There is no need for lengthy comments after each read, just a simple: Book title, page number and adult’s name would work brilliantly each day. Every child who has read at least 4 times, will receive a raffle token on a Friday (to ensure weekend reads are included too). Each Friday, in each class, one raffle token will be pulled out of a hat and that child will win a reading prize.
Children are encouraged to go on Numbots weekly.