Welcome to Year 1A
My name is Mrs Barraclough and I am the class teacher for 1A. I hope that you have all had a wonderful summer and I am looking forward to working with you and your children this year. Our teaching assistant is Ms. Hartnett, who will help and support the learning in our classroom. I believe school and home must work in partnership to ensure that your child makes the best possible progress and therefore regular communication between home and school is important. We use Class Dojo to communicate with parents and you can send me messages via Dojo if necessary. I am usually available at the end of the school day if you ever have any questions or concerns, feel free to come and have a word!
Our Learning Journey:
English: In English this half term we will be focusing on thinking or and writing sentences with the correct punctuation. We will then look at the story of 'Lost and Found'.
Maths: In Maths this half term, our units will cover place value to 10, before moving onto place value to 20. We will also be working to develop our counting and mental maths skills.
Topic: Our topic for Autumn 1 is looking at our local area in Geography where we will learn all about the physical and human features of Preston. We will also be going on a walk around our local area. We will also be designing, making and evaluating a fruit salad in Design and Technology.
Science: In science we will be learning all about 'Materials'. We will look at a variety of materials, discover the properties of these materials and investigate what these materials could be used for.
RE: In RE we are going to be exploring a unit called 'Creation and Covenant'.
Computing: In computing we’re covering the 'Online Safety' and 'Grouping and Sorting' units on Purple Mash.
In year one we have daily phonics lessons which will progress at a speed suitable for each child. A helpful way to help children improve with their phonics at home is to read daily with them. If you would like additional support for your child’s phonics journey there are lots of helpful videos online. I would recommend the following: RWI Speed Sounds (Set 2 & 3)
Mrs Barraclough and Ms Hartnett.