Welcome to Year 1
My name is Mrs Beales and I teach Year 1 with the assistance of Miss Sawyer and Mrs Read. If you have any questions then please call school or email me on email@example.com. I will try to answer them as soon as I can.
PE days for Year 1 are Tuesdays and Wednesdays, so please send your child into school dressed in their PE kit and trainers. Don't forget a coat.
Paws and claws.
Soft fur, sharp claws and twitching whiskers. What’s your favourite animal? One that meows? One that barks? Or maybe one that scurries or slithers? From pets at home to animals in the zoo, let’s find out what animals like to eat and where they like to sleep. Do you know how to look after a rabbit? A cat? Or even a snake? Find out how the elephant got his trunk and how the rhinoceros got his leathery skin. Perhaps you know how the dog got his waggy tail? Can you make a food chain to show who eats who? Who is a herbivore and who is a carnivore? When a gaggle of mysterious pets arrive at the local pet shop, it’s up to you to take care of them. Feed them, clean them and discover their daily needs. After all that work, curl up and take a cat nap.
Year 1 have been using their drawing skills for pictures of animals.
Year 1 have been using their drawing skills to create images of themselves They have learnt to use shadow and light to draw their face.
An alien discovery
Autumnal art work
Using the influence of the artist Wassily Kandinsky, the children have created these autumnal trees using different skills with paper.
Read Write Inc & Phonics Teaching
At Stonehill we use the Read Write Inc (RWI) programme to get children off to a flying start with their literacy. RWI is a method of learning centred round letter sounds and phonics, and we use it to aid children in their reading and writing.
Reading opens the door to learning. A child who reads a lot will become a good reader. A good reader will be able to read more challenging material. A child who reads challenging material is a child who will learn. The more a child learns, the more he or she will want to find out.
Using RWI, the children learn to read effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into comprehending what they read. It also allows them to spell effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into composing what they write.
When using RWI to read the children will:
Supporting at home
learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letter/letter groups using simple picture prompts. Children will learn the simple speed sounds first and then move onto the complex speed sounds. (See below)