Year 1 Ivy
Did you know...
Ivy is an evergreen plant so leaves can be seen at any time of the year. It flowers in September to November and its fruits ripen in November to January.
Ivy is particularly important to many insects before they go into hibernation. Some of the main insect species which forage on the nectar and pollen of ivy are bees, hoverflies and common wasps.
Many rare insects are attracted to ivy flowers, including the golden hoverfly.
Welcome to Year 1 Ivy
Welcome to Year 1!
It is the first stage of Key Stage One and we are so excited to have you here!
We have three school rules:
Miss Bourke - Class Teacher Mrs Juett - HLTA
The School Day
The class register will be taken at 8:45am and learning will begin immediately after this. It is vital that pupils are on time to school so that they do not miss any important learning.
Pupils should bring to school each day:
- Their reading book and reading record
- A water bottle with their name on
- Suitable clothing for the weather to ensure they are comfortable during outdoor break times
- A packed lunch (if required)
Pupils are to be collected from school at 3:15pm
PE is taught on a Monday and Friday.
Please send your child to school wearing their PE kit. For more information on uniform please click Uniform.
Please make sure your child's name in in their PE kits, school uniforms, coats, hats, scarves and gloves.
Reading books will be given out every Friday.
Your child will receive a Little Wandle guided reading book, which they will have been reading as part of our guided reading sessions in school.
They will also receive a shared reader matched to their phonic reading level.
Little Wandle books will be collected every Monday and the shared readers will be collected on Friday.
At the start of each half term you will receive a phonics pack detailing which sounds we are covering each week. Every Friday your child will receive a set of spellings and a maths worksheet to complement the learning in school. Homework is optional.
It is important to keep hydrated throughout the school day, so please ensure your child brings a water bottle with their name on.
Spring term 1
Friday 10th February - Last day
Spring term 2
Monday 20th February - First day back
Friday 31st March - Last day
This half term we will be learning...
This half term we are reading Emma James Aeroplane!
We are using the plot points in the story to write perfect sentences all about the setting. We will be using adventurous adjectives and focusing on our basic skills!
As Mathematicians this half term, we are continuing our learning about place value with numbers up to 20.
We will be:
- solving addition and subtraction problems up to 20.
As Scientists, our topic this half term is plants. We will be learning about the different parts of plants, naming a range of common plants and trees, looking at deciduous and evergreen trees and how they change throughout the seasons.
History / Geography
Our topic in history is Great Inventions. We will learning about what an inventor is and what an inventor does. We will be focusing on the inventors of the aeroplane and how it has affected our lives and looking at inventors in our local area.
We will also be looking at who invented the internet.
In DT this half term we will be making our own puppets! We will do this by exploring different joining techniques and using a template to create our own designs! We will also be decorating the puppet to make it our own!
We follow the Kirklees Agreed Syllabus in R.E.
This half term our R.E. unit of learning is 'What does it mean to belong to a church or mosque?'.
Our topic this half term is 'Dreams and Goals'.
As Musicians, we follow the Charanga music scheme and learn how to find the pulse of a song. We do lots of singing and play along to the music.
Along with Charanga, as a whole school each week we listen to a focused artist. This enables children to experience a broad genre of music.
Click here to view the focused artists across the year.
As Athletes, we have 2 sessions of PE every week. These are on a Monday and Friday. One session is delivered by the class teacher and one is delivered by our specialist sports coach, Kate Mallin.
For Spring term, Year 1 will be focusing on these authors: David McKee, Julie Donaldson, Nathan Bryon and Jeanne Willis.
Find out more about David McKee here!
Find out more about Julia Donaldson here!
Find out more about Nathan Byron here!
Find out more about Jeanne Willis here!
Links to try at home
Reading - E-Library
Little Wandle Letters and Sounds
Maths Games Maths Videos and Games
Class Dojo Year Group Page