Aiming High, Achieving Together
School Year 2020 - 2021
We’re on the Move!
Autumn 1 2020
Welcome to Year 1
The Year 1 staff are excited to welcome the children back to school after what has been a strange few months. We have been working hard to ensure everything is ready to give the children a fresh start, and help them settle back into school. Supporting the children to adapt to new rules and routines is our number one priority and we will make sure we have fun in the process. Unfortunately, we cannot welcome parents into the classrooms at this time but please join our Facebook page Merton Year 1 2020-2021 for pictures and updates.
Mrs Hill and Mrs Jones
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PE days – Mondays and Fridays
Please make sure your child has a labelled PE kit in school.
Please note school reading books will be kept in school until further notice. Please read to and with your child using books at home every day. Reading to your children is a key part of their reading development even if they’re not reading the book themselves.
Motivation – To learn about different types of transport.
Excellence – Demonstrating their best work to their new teachers.
Respect – Following new rules and routines.
Team work – Working with a partner in PE.
Opportunities – To learn about a key historic figure
Never give up – Completing a leaflet about Amelia Earhart
Merton Mission – Visit the Class Pages on our website for weblinks and resources.
Make it: Make a model of your favourite type of transport using junk modelling items. Send pictures of your creations to firstname.lastname@example.org or share them on the Year 1 Facebook page.
Read it: Read or listen to Emma Jane’s Aeroplane on youtube and talk about the different places she visits around the world.
Do it: Go for a walk and make a tally of the different types of vehicles you see on your journey.
Don’t forget to use Teach Your Monster to Read and Mathletics daily!
School Year 2019 - 2020
Year 1 Curriculum Newsletters for translation
Summer 1 2020
Marvellous Marwell is a great topic to explore the world around us and become scientist, geographers, explorers and animal lovers!
Information about Marwell and all the animals they look after can be found on their website https://www.marwell.org.uk/zoo/
Please continue to check the school website for updates, resources and more learning opportunities. If you have any questions please contact the school and we will do our best to get back to you.
Mrs Hill and Mrs Jones
Year 1 Curriculum Newsletter
Spring 2 2020
Once Upon a Time…
The children will be learning:
This half term we are looking at the Paschal Candle and exploring from darkness to light.
The children will learn how to care for others.
The children will be making cereal cakes and learning how chocolate changes from solid to liquid and back again.
The children will be studying the artist Orla Kiely and creating their own prints using different materials
The children will be creating and saving art work using laptops.
The children will continue to learn how to play the Bamboo Tamboo with our specialist music teacher
Read it: As many traditional and fairy tales as you can!
Make it: Design a new front cover for your favourite book.
Do it: Keep a book log to see how many books you can read this half term.
PE Mondays and Wednesday
The children will learn to control a ball with a hockey stick and send it to a target.
They will be developing their fitness and co-ordination through active circuits.
Motivation- Creating a book for the Merton Pre-School
Excellence- Producing excellent pieces of art work.
Respect- Visiting St Bede’s to take part in the Easter Assembly.
Team work - To investigate materials in group work.
Opportunities – Dressing up for world book day
Never give up - To learn a new skills in PE.