St Matthew’s C of E Primary School

‘Excellence, Happiness & Achievement’

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St Matthew’s C of E Primary School

‘Excellence, Happiness & Achievement’

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Welcome to 1LT




Class: 1LT and 1MB

Date: 20th September 2018


General Information / Upcoming Events

A big welcome to Year 1! We are very excited for the year ahead and are extremely impressed with the brilliant start all children have made to their first week in year 1. Well done!



PE will be taught on Wednesdays.


Jewellery cannot be not worn on this day of the week due to health and safety reasons.

Please note that long hair must be tied back with a bobble and earrings must not be worn.  Thank you for your support with this.


Please could you ensure your child has their full PE kit in school. We recommend that they keep it in school for the full half term.

Reading Books

Children will have an individual reading book and record book that will come home every day.

If your child has read their book, they can place it in the box on our desk and it will be changed.

We do ask that your child does not change their reading book too frequently as one of the Year 1 objectives is to build up reading fluency by re-reading texts.




Curriculum – What will children be learning this half term?


The children will be exploring different fiction and non-fiction texts linked to the theme of explorers. They will learn to orally compose a sentence first before writing it down. We will look at making predictions about a story and linking it to our own experiences. We will orally retell stories through role play, eventually building up to sequencing sentences to form a short story.


We will be learning about place value, the children will be focussing on numbers between 0 and 10. They will be counting forwards and backwards from any given number using numerals, pictures and numbers written in word format. They will learn to identify one more and one less than a number and become secure with counting using 1:1 correspondence. They will compare different numbers and begin to identify different ordinal numbers in context. Following this the children will practise adding and subtracting numbers within 10. They will recognise and use number bonds to 10. Counting in multiples of two will be a skill we develop.



Identifying materials.



My World, Jesus’ World. How can we help those who do not have a good harvest?



Online safety. Exploring Purple Mash.



Intrepid Explorers – History focus.



Co-ordination – throwing and catching. Multi-skills.



Hey you! (Hip hop)

Listen and appraise, learn songs, chants and rhymes. Play musical games.




What will be given?

When will it be sent home?

When does it need to be returned to school?

Maths - to support each block of learning.



Weekly phonics homework




At the beginning of a new block of learning.


On a Friday



On a Friday

For practise at home.



By Wednesday



Children will need to practise the spellings for the following Friday’s spelling test.



How can parents help?

We are always grateful for your support and involvement throughout the year. Helping your child with their homework weekly will be much appreciated as the homework set is there to embed the concepts we have learnt throughout the week. We ask that you read with your child at home as frequently as possible and make brief comments in their reading record book to indicate that the book has been read. We would also request that you ask your child frequently to practise reading the tricky word sets on the slip stuck in the front of their reading record book. As always we value the support from parents and the community in school, if there are any parents that would like to volunteer to come into school and listen to readers please could you let me know and we will arrange it where possible. Unfortunately it will not be possible to place you in your child’s class but another class will be allocated to you.


Useful links to support learning                                                                               

YouTube- I can count to 100 song- Harry Kindergarten                          Have fun teaching- counting back from 20

Friends of 10 song – 5-7yrs old addition and subtraction            

Thank you for your continued support.


Mrs Buckley and Mrs Thompson



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