Leonard's Learning Resources

Here you will find Y1 class learning resources and relevant information to view and download. Please check this page regularly for updates.

CURRICULUM TOPIC MAP AUTUMN TERM 1
View and download this term's curriculum information.
LEARNING JOURNEY GALLERY
Here you will find images of some of our class activities.
TEACHER NEWS
Read our latest news from the Y1 classroom.

All the children have settled in well to Year One and we have done so much learning already.

We have done lots of number work inside and outside the classroom.
We learnt about Florence Nightingale and how she made changes to make our hospitals better today.
We had a French morning where we spoke French and tried croissants, French bread and cheese.
We went on a walk to find signs of Autumn and learnt how some trees had changed.
We have collective Worship in the classroom where we can see the other classes on our big screen.
We also had a vote and chose some children for our School Council, Eco Team and Worship Team.

Well done Year One for working so hard already!

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Dear Parents,
A very warm welcome to you all, we hope you had a lovely summer break. We thought we would put a letter together to explain a few things about Year One.

PE
PE lessons will be on a Monday. Please come to school in your PE kit with appropriate footwear. PE will be outside so please make sure they are wearing joggers/jumpers if the weather is colder.

Spellings
Spelling and Reading is the only homework this term.
The spelling sheet is attached to this letter showing the spellings we would like the children to learn each week up to half term. Although we practise spellings in school, we would really like the children to practise them at home too. Spelling tests are on a Friday.

Reading
This is the single most important thing you can do with your child. Reading is key to a lot of the children’s learning at this age and therefore daily reading helps them a lot.
In Year One we join the rest of the school with the Reading Challenge. We check how many times the children have read each Friday and get a percentage of how many children have read 3 times or more. The winning class gets a special reading treat. Our aim is always 100% so please read with your child and record it in the yellow reading diary.
Your child’s reading books will be changed on a Monday when they will be given 4 reading books for the week. Please leave these books and yellow reading diary in their bookbags as we often read with the children at school too.
Library books will be changed on a Monday also.
We have included a booklet to support reading at home that I hope you find useful.

Topic
Our topic this term is Superheroes. We will be looking at fantasy and real life superheroes as well as thinking about what makes us special. We ae hoping to have a ‘Superhero Day’ at some point but we will send out details for that in the future.

Unwell
Please remember if your child is unwell or is showing any Covid symptons, please keep them at home till you are sure they are well enough to come to school to make sure no illnesses spread.

It’s good to talk…
Please remember that we are here if you have any questions or problems. We are available at the end of most days for a quick chat or you can email us.

We are really looking forward to a fantastic year!
Best wishes,
Mrs Bullingham & Mrs Jackson

SPELLINGS
Here is a list of spellings that your child will be expected to learn and be tested on weekly.
NEW RESOURCES
Here you will find the latest ideas and resources uploaded to your year group page.
LEARNING IDEAS
Here is a list of optional additional ideas to help support learning at home outside of the regular school timetable.

English

• Practise handwriting
• Practise sentence writing with our Year one targets of capital letters, full stops and finger spaces
• Read books: please read widely and freely
• Listen to and discuss stories
• Phonics – can you spot any friendly letters in words? Can you make some of your own alien words using sounds you know?
• Spellings – See list above

Maths

• Recognising and writing numbers to 100 (e.g. What is this number? Can you write 29?)
• Addition and Subtraction
• Counting money (Can you order the coins? Is the biggest coin worth the most? Who has the most money?)
• Telling the time (O’clock and half past)

WEBSITES
Websites who offer free learning resources.

It is important to be vigilant and aware to keep your child safe online. Please refer to this Keeping Safe Online document for guidance.

General

Gloucestershire County Council Online Resources for Parents – Includes resources support for the following: mental health and wellbeing, curriculum, reading, writing, STEM, culture & creativity, PE & sport, SEN and geography & history.
BBC Bitesize KS1 Specific Lessons
Launch of the Oak National Academy online classroom and resource hub
Fun games and teaching resources about microbes and antibiotics
Learning About Online Safety at Home – Activity Packs
Ed Shed
Nessy

English

Teach Your Monster to Read – or download the App from the App Store for phones and tablets.
If we’ve given you a password card (optional), then you can log in to your child’s game using these details:
Star code is 3710930
Player name and password is the same, it is your child’s name e.g. Player name: sam Player password; sam)
Oxford Owl – Ebooks

Maths

Practicing Number Bonds
Maths Blog
Using tens frames to add (2nd activity on video)
Maths with Mum
Using tens frames and counters to make numbers (see 2nd activity)
‘Total of 10’ Card Game
Subtraction
Fractions of shapes
Finding fractions of amounts
Telling the time to o’clock and half past

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