Year 1: Cherry and Elm 2021 - 2022
Welcome to Year 1
Mrs Boyd is our teacher in Cherry class
Miss McBride is our teacher in Elm class
Mrs Kelly and Miss Wade work with us in Year 1
If you have any queries please get in touch here:
Mrs Boyd (Cherry Class): email@example.com
Miss McBride (Elm Class): firstname.lastname@example.org
In Year 1 at Pinehurst we Experience, Excel and Enjoy.
Year 1 homework will be uploaded weekly onto Class Dojo.
It would be helpful if you and your child were logged onto Class Dojo, please speak to your class teacher for support if necessary.
Spellling homework - Set on a Wednesday, practise daily to support children's independent writing.
Maths Homework - Set on a Wednesday to be returned by the following Tuesday
Reading Homework - Book bags sent home on a Monday and Thursday. Please bring book bags to school on both of these days.
For more information please scroll down the page.
Life in Year 1
The children in Year 1 are looking forward to a great year of learning.
We have a focused session on Reading, Writing, Maths and Phonics each day. We also enjoy lots of opportunities to learn about Science, Computing, Spanish, History, Geography, RE, Art, DT and Music.
Our PE day for Summer term is Friday. Your child will need to come into school already in their PE kit. This consists of a yellow Pinehurst t-shirt, navy shorts and a pair of black pumps or trainers.
At Pinehurst Primary School, we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that provides the children with opportunities to Experience, Excel and Enjoy. We aim to foster a lifelong love of learning, through delivery a twenty first century education. A cross-curricular approach to learning encourages the children to be independent, reflective learners and responsible citizens. We work closely with parents to support children’s learning.
English and Maths skills that we will be developing in Year 1
Activities from the following books -
Bear and The Piano
Major Glad, Major Dizzy
Number and place value
Number bonds to 10
Addition within 10
Subtraction within 10
Position and direction
Numbers to 20
The Wider Curriculum in Year 1
This term our topics include:
Science: Seasonal changes and plants
Computing: Digital literacy - basic skills
Geography: Fieldwork - Home and School
Art: Drawing including self portraits
DT: Moving pictures
PE: Invasion games and gymnastics
Music: Hey you! Whole class percussion
RE: Our wonderful world
PSHE: Being in my world
MFL: Self, family and friends
Please see our Curriculum news at the bottom of the page for more information.
It will be a busy and fun filled year of learning.
How can I help and support my child at school?
Please read with your child at home as much as you can and record their reading in the Home Reading Diary.
Homework in Year 1
Homework will be given out on a Wednesday. Homework is set on Class Dojos. This will include Maths and Spellings.
Please can you help your child learn these spellings to support their independent writing.
Home reading every day is important. Books need to be returned on Monday and a Thursday.
New books will be given out on these days.
Please don’t forget to bring your book bag in every Monday and Thursday.
Please complete your child’s reading record every time they read at home and return this with their books. - Children are rewared with Class Dojos with reading at home.
Please continue to support your child’s reading over the weekend, using any books you have at home or through Oxford Owl e-library.
Please keep updated on Class Dojo for online learning, and class/year group updates. Each child has their own QR code login.
Any problems,please inform your class teacher.
Below are websites to support your child's learning at home.
Additionally, there are some attachements at the bottom of our class page.
- www.phonicsplay.co.uk/(Currently free - Username: march20 Password: home)
- www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qs3c0ehDvZkbiEbOj6Drg (Alphablocks)
- www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/?view=image&query=&type=book&age_group=Age+5-6&level=&level_select=&book_type=&series=# (Year 1 to access ages 5-6 years. Follow the instructions on the website to register for free.)
- www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/android-apps-for-learners-with-dyslexia/ Android Apps for Learners with Dyslexia / Reading and Writing Difficulties
- www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/powerpoint-books-for-young-readers/ Free Powerpoint Books for Young Readers
- www.booksfortopics.com/dyslexic-readers?fbclid=IwAR1_cTqfjigl-KkzG9UVxUq_cwmZfBJ9yIvdA6R5utt-Jbxer7Xy6xLaolY List of Dyslexia friendly books
- www.rhymingmultisensorystories.com/ multisensory stories for downloading using signs, props, movement etc. to engage children with special needs.
- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWKuiktSh-V3E4ysPU0VC3Q (NumberJacks)
- https://classroom.thenational.academy/specialist/subjects/numeracy Oak academy lessons to support children with additional needs in specific areas of maths.
- www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/ipad-apps-for-learners-with-dyscalculianumeracy-difficulties/ iPad Apps for Learners with Dyscalculia/Numeracy Difficulties
- www.weareteachers.com/active-math-games/ active games to support maths learning
- www.didax.com/math/virtual-manipulatives.html virtual physical resources to help children understand maths, cubes, tens frames, number lines, bead strings, and many more!
English & Maths
- https://wowscience.co.uk/ (Find activities link to your half term topics.)
- https://www.google.co.uk/maps/ - Find familiar places and routes to school/home.
Speech, Language, Communication and Interaction
- https://classroom.thenational.academy/specialist/subjects/communication-and-language Oak academy communication and language lessons
- https://en.commtap.org/primary A directory of activities and resources to support development of specific speech, language and communication needs, Searchable by age phase, subject, target and level of attainment.
- https://www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/resources/resources/resources-for-parents/ A range of resources to help parents develop children speech and language needs.
- https://ican.org.uk/a-message-to-our-supporters-on-coronavirus/activities-to-develop-speaking-and-listening-skills/ games and activities to support speech and language needs.
- www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/android-apps-for-complex-communication-support-needs/ a guide to android apps to support complex communication needs
- https://pecs-unitedkingdom.com/support-at-home/ activities to support children and parents using PECS (picture Exchange)
Social, Emotional and Mental Health
- www.elsa-support.co.uk/category/free-resources/ A range of resources, games etc. to support different areas of mental health; anxiety, anger, emotions, mindfulness etc.
- https://managing-change.middletownautism.com/ resources aimed at autistic pupils, but could be used with others to support change, particularly around COVID 19.
- www.autismlittlelearners.com/search/label/My%20Freebies?updated-max=2020-07-05T17:59:00-07:00&max-results=20&start=20&by-date=false A range of social stories and resources around a lot of different life issues, including COVID 19, that can be used to support children’s understanding.
- www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/ipad-apps-for-complex-communication-support-needs/ iPad Apps for Complex Communication Support Needs
- www.bookofbeasties.com/ Create a free account to access certain activities and resources to support mindfulness and well-being.
- www.understood.org/en/school-learning/learning-at-home/games-skillbuilders/social-emotional-activities-for-children a selection of games to play to build children’s social and emotional awareness
Sensory and/or physical needs
- https://classroom.thenational.academy/specialist/subjects/physical-development Oak academy lesson to support children with additional in in their physical development
- https://sensory-processing.middletownautism.com/ support for autistic learners with sensory processing, ideas for activities, resources and guidance for those supporting them
- www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/using-the-ipad-to-support-learners-with-physical-difficulties/ A guide to using the iPad to Support Learners with Physical Difficulties
- www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/using-the-ipad-to-support-learners-with-visual-difficulties/ Using the iPad to Support Learners with Visual Difficulties
- www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/using-windows-10-accessibility-tools-to-support-learners-with-visual-difficulties/ Using Windows 10 'Accessibility' Tools to Support Learners with Visual Difficulties
- www.griffinot.com/developing-childrens-fine-motor-skills/fine-motor-activities-with-kim-griffinot/ 10 weeks worth of videos with activities to develop children fine motor skills
- www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr dance mat typing to develop typing skills, different levels of challenge.
- www.youtube.com/channel/UC_ah-07GtU9ou18fXpkcZSQ Learn British sign language fun videos
Self help and independence
- https://classroom.thenational.academy/specialist/subjects/independent-living Oak academy lesson developing life skills such as dressing, personal care etc.
- https://life-skills.middletownautism.com/ Resources aimed at support children with autism develop essential life skills such as personal hygiene, self-care, safety, managing work and leisure activities.
Practical ideas to support your child
Sharing books, reading with and to your child.
Visiting places of interest, talking to your child about them, and encouraging them to ask questions. Places you may choose to visit: the library, country parks and local nature reserves, museums, etc.
Making opportunities to play and work with others.
Opportunities to be creative.
To keep up to date with our learning journey don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @PinehurstP.
Please continue to share with us your tweets about your learning outside of school.
Files to Download
Year 1: Cherry and Elm: News items
European Day of Languages Experience - Spanish Day, by Miss Morris
Meet the Teacher 21-22, by Miss Morris
Autumn 1 Curriculum Newsletters, by Miss Morris
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