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Welcome to Year 1

The Year 1 teaching team are Mrs. Corton, Mrs. Harbord and Mrs. Roberts.

The teaching assistants are Mrs. Cordner and Mrs. Moutell.

If you have anything to tell us or questions please email the year 1 teaching team during working  hours at year1@highwoodsprimary.com

Autumn term 1

We are so happy to be back at school together and learning with our friends.

This half term we have been busy exploring our theme, ‘Paint a Rainbow’ and have enjoyed sharing the story of Elmer as part of this work.

We have learnt how to mix primary colours to make secondary colours, and explored this through different mediums such as playdough, paint and coloured water. We have explored the work of different artists and have made different versions of Matisse’s snail including printed versions and ones on a digital painting app.

In maths we have consolidated our knowledge of the numbers 1-20 and have started work on simple addition.

As part of our PSHE lessons we have discussed what makes us different, what makes us the same and how we are all special. We have painted our own self portraits, carefully looking at our own facial features.

We have also learnt the traditional tale, The Little Red Hen, and are looking forward to making our own bread to eat.

Useful Information Regarding the Year 1 Curriculum.

Handwriting and letter formation

Year 1 Maths content

Year 1 reading and spellingSet 2 and 3 with the phrase used in school and some examples of words that share the sound

Year 1 and 2 words to read and spell

Useful Websites and resources.

BBC Bitesize  has fun and engaging activities to support learning and can be found here.

Daily lessons in English, Maths and Foundation Subjects are still available at Oak National Academy.

Read Write Inc have made many resources available for parents to use at home with their children. There are videos which explain how it is taught as well as lots of resources to use with your child. They can be accessed here.

There are also daily Read Write Inc lessons.

Phonics Play have many useful resources and games to support children in learning phonics.

The Scouts website has lots of lovely activities that can be done at home. https://www.scouts.org.uk/activities/?section=Beavers&setting=At%20home

Here are some useful links with ideas for activities. Website links.

Ideas for fun and practical home activities. Non screen based activities.

Here is a useful website to help your child practise real and nonsense words for the Year 1 Phonic Screening Check. Dragons Den, Picnic on Pluto and Buried Treasure are all suitable games to play. Phase 5 sounds would be the most beneficial for your child to work on, but phases 3 and 4 would be useful too.

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase5Menu.htm

Telephone: 01206 845887     office@highwoodsprimary.com
Tynedale Square, Highwoods, Colchester, Essex CO4 9SN

Headteacher:  Mr Paul Disley

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