Ewyas Harold Primary School

Life at St Martin's Primary School Life at St Martin's Primary School Life at St Martin's Primary School

Hello and Welcome to Year 1,

The Teachers in Year 1 are Miss Harris, Mrs Davies and Mrs Lewis and our teaching assistants are Mrs James and Miss Barratt.

In English we are looking at stories with repetitive phrases and stories with familiar settings. We focus heavily on phonics in Year 1 and split up into groups on a daily basis for phonics fun. Reading is a priority and we read regularly on a 1:1 basis and also focus on comprehension skills with big books as a whole class.

Reading regularly with your child at home is probably the most important thing you can do to support them. After half term we will be sending out spellings for your child to learn. They will have a weekly test.

In Maths we are focusing on place value and reading, writing and ordering numbers to 20. We are consolidating our knowledge of number bonds to 10 and work on these activities regularly. Frog club is an exciting activity that takes place on a weekly basis and focuses on mental maths skills.

Our topic work this term is ‘Ourselves’ and we will be learning about our body and our senses in Science. We will explore our local area too and we will be learning our addresses. We hope to visit Dinmore Woods to look at the Autumn colours as part of the science curriculum based around seasonal changes.

Next half term we will be learning about toys past and present in History and linking this to the use of materials in Science.

Forest School is one of our favourite learning opportunities and we will let you know as soon as possible when these sessions will take place.

P.E takes place on a Wednesday for both classes. Please ensure that your child has their named PE kit in school.

We look forward to a happy and successful term in Year one. Please do not hesitate to come and see us if you have any questions or concerns.

Miss Harris

Mrs Davies/Mrs Lewis