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Heymann Primary & Nursery School

Inspiring and motivating our children
to be the best they can be

Hello and Welcome to the Year 1 Page.

The teachers in Year 1 are Miss Johnston (1L), Miss Cash and Mrs Littlejones (1P) and Mrs Watson and Mrs Robson (1T). You child may also work with Miss Darnbrough, Mrs Ebling or Mrs Cains.

Autumn term!  We have lots of exciting activities planned this term, all based around our topic of 'The Rescue'.

In English, we will be working on including finger spaces, full stops and capital letter in our writing. We will be learning how to write lists and how to label pictures correctly, by starting and finishing our writing in the correct place. Our writing will be based around exciting texts such as Percy the Park Keeper and will link to other areas of the curriculum such as science and RE. In Year 1, we will be developing our use of the Heymann cursive handwriting style by using the Letter Join programme, which you can access at home if you want even more practice!

In maths, we will begin by practising counting both forwards and backwards to 20 as well as ensuring that we write our numbers the correct way around. We will be using lots of different practical resources to help us such as number lines, tens frames and cubes to assist our learning. 

Science and DT will be so much fun this term as we are looking at different materials and what they are made from. We will be exploring our school to see what different materials we can find and will even be experimenting with floating and sinking!

The children will start their phonics lessons a few weeks into the term, where they will improve their reading and writing skills by re-capping sounds learned in Reception and learning new sounds to Year 1. We encourage the children to read with an adult at home as this is a brilliant way to consolidate what they will be accessing in their phonics lessons. PE will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays where we will be developing our balance and movement skills using gymnastics and dance!

Here's to an exciting first term of the year!

The Year 1 Team