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Year 1 - Beech

Welcome to Year 1 - Beech
 

Our teacher is Mrs Campion and our teaching assistants are Mrs Nawaz and Mrs Kunsir.

 

There are 27 children in our class – 12 girls and 15 boys.
 

Class Codes

  • Keep your hands and feet to yourself.
  • Respect everyone and everything.
  • Be a good listener and try your best.
  • Be proud to be in the Victoria team.
  • Show good manners.

British Values

As part of our British Values in Year 1, we will be learning about democracy by encouraging the children to make decisions together.  One of the ways we will be doing this is by holding class votes. Over the year so far, we have held class votes to select our School Council representatives, Sports Council representatives and Behaviour Ambassadors for each half term.

 

Showing mutual respect and tolerance of one another are part of the values underpinned in Year 1. We understand how important it is to respect and value the feelings and views of others and celebrate ways in which we are different and the same. Our topic 'Ourselves' will help us to learn more about this, as well as taking pride in who we are and ways in which we treat others. Children will be encouraged as part of their self confidence and self awareness to feel confident to express their needs and opinions.

 

In Year 1, children are taught the importance of having rules and routines in place within the school and classroom. We use our rules to help us make good choices and think about our actions, keeping our school a safe and happy place! Each week our Behaviour Ambassador will choose a child from the class to be awarded for their good behaviour! 

 

 

Job Roles in 1 Beech

School Council- Yahaya and Zainab

Sports Council- Dre and Abeera

 Behaviour Ambassador- Dre  (Autumn ii)

Eco Warrior- Subhan and Ebrahim

 

1Beech E-Safety Representatives (SMART-BOTS)

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Information about Class 1 Beech

 

In Class 1 Beech the children will be given weekly homework. Homework is handed out on Friday and is due in on the Tuesday. We will be talking through and explaining the homework to the children before they take it home, however if you have any questions or the children are unsure as to what they are meant to do, please feel free to speak to a staff member in Class 1 Beech either yourselves or to encourage the children to come to see us if they need help completing their work.

 

The children will also be taking home a reading book and a library book. Please read with your children on a daily basis at home and write a comment in their reading journals to let us know how they got on. Library books will be changed weekly, every Tuesday afternoon.

Our Timetable

Please find Mrs Campion's timetable for Autumn below. We will be having PE on Tuesday and Wednesday. Children will need to have their full PE kits in school on both these days. Girls will need any earrings to be taken out (unless the children are able to do this themselves).

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Curriculum Overview 2018-2019

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Targets

 

Every half-term we have targets for reading, writing and maths. Here are our targets for the Autumn 2 half-term;

 

                                                            Maths

  • I know my number bonds to 5.
  • I know my number bonds to 10.
  • I know my number bonds to 20.    

 

Writing

  • I can say a simple sentence. I can write my own name using a capital letter.
  • I can write a simple sentence. I can start my sentence with a capital letter and finish my sentence with a full stop.
  • I can write simple sentences and join some with and and but. I remember to use capital letters and full stops properly in my sentences. I can use question marks at the end of question sentences.

 

Reading

  • I can say who the main character is or listen some events from a book.
  • I can tell a friend what characters are like in different stories and how you know e.g. good or bad.
  • I can talk about favourite characters and books and give reasons to say why.

1Beech Reading Corner

In Year 1 Beech we have a Reading Garden and we change the author display each term.

Our author focus for this term (Autumn 2) is Shirley Hughes.
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Our author focus for this term (Autumn 1) is Allan Ahlberg.
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Maths

We have been working on recognising numbers 0 to 20 and making these numbers using counters or Base Ten equipment.

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English

We have enjoyed following instructions to make jam sandwiches.
We have been reading the story 'Little Red Riding Hood'. We have enjoyed acting this story out.
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In English we are reading the story 'Funny Bones'. We have enjoyed retelling and acting this story out.

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Science

We visited the Nursery Garden to complete a sense walk. We were able to use all of our senses apart from the sense of taste. Maybe we will get to taste something in class next week?
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Art

In Creative Curriculum we have enjoyed learning about Bonfire Night. We have learnt the story of the Gun Powder Plot and then completed our own firework artwork by blow painting through a straw.
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We have been learning about famous artists such as Picasso. We have created our own self portraits in his style.
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Funfair Day

Articulation of Phonemes

These are the sounds we practise in phonics!

The phonics mats we use to help us with our writing!

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The phonics mats we use to help us with our writing! 2
The phonics mats we use to help us with our writing! 3

Other things we use in Year 1 to help us with our learning!

Other things we use in Year 1 to help us with our learning! 1 Words we should know by the end of Y1
Other things we use in Year 1 to help us with our learning! 2 Words we should know by the end of Y1
Other things we use in Year 1 to help us with our learning! 3 Words we should know by the end of Y1
Other things we use in Year 1 to help us with our learning! 4 This is how we practise our cursive handwriting
Other things we use in Year 1 to help us with our learning! 5 We use a 100 square to help with our counting
Other things we use in Year 1 to help us with our learning! 6 We use number tracks to add and take away
Other things we use in Year 1 to help us with our learning! 7 We also use number lines in the same way
Other things we use in Year 1 to help us with our learning! 8 We use number lines to add and take away

 

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