Assalamu’alaikum and Welcome to all new children and parents for this academic year!
Welcome to Year 1 – Venus
As salamu Alaikum
Welcome to year 1! I hope you had a lovely Summer break and an enjoyable Eid. I am looking forward to getting to know you and working together so that we have an exciting and productive year. Our aim is to ensure that the children experience a smooth transition from the Foundation stage to key stage 1. The Year 1 curriculum builds and extends the experiences that children have had in Reception. Learning through play will continue to be an important part of the school day and the children will gradually be eased into more formal learning as the year goes on.
What we are learning this Year/Term
Here you will find our termly newsletter, pictures of any exciting events, as well as news about our class.
Narrative: Stories with predictable phrasing The children will be writing simple sentences using patterned language, words and phrases taken from familiar stories.
Non-Fiction: The children will be learning how to write labels, lists and captions. They will also be writing recounts, instructions and letters.
Poetry: The children will be looking at the structure of a poem, vocabulary building and rhyming couplets.
Number and place value: Count up to 20 objects, recognise numbers more than 10 and less than 10. Make teen numbers.
Addition and Subtraction: Learning our number bonds to 10, and solving one step problems using concrete objects and pictorial representations.
This term the children will be learning all about parts of an animal. Children will learn about their senses and how they use them to describe the world. Children will identify and name the basic external parts of the human body and recognise the functions of some body parts, including the sense organs. Children will describe and compare common animals, and will recognise and name a variety of animals and their body parts.
The children will be learning about primary, secondary and complementary colours, They will learn how to mix primary colours to create secondary colours and to apply these techniques in their art, following the styles of Mondrian and Kandinsky.
In PSHE the theme is ’New Beginnings’ We will be talking about our goals, expectations and what we would like to achieve this year. Computing The children will be learning about E Safety and how to stay safe online.
This term the children will be practising basic movement skills such as running, jumping, hopping and skipping, PE will be on Wednesday and Friday in the afternoon. Children are to come dressed in their PE kit on those days.
Year 1 Staff
I am Ust. Kelly Mouaici. This is my first year at Iqra and I’m currently teaching in Year one. I have been a teacher for over eight years. I have mainly worked in the Foundation stage and Year one. I am looking forward to teaching the children in Iqra. I hope that your child has a fantastic year!
Ust.Hassan worked as a teaching assistant in year two last year and is now currently in year one. She helps out everyday with all aspects of the children’s learning and welfare.
Please let us know if you have any concerns or questions.
Latest Year 1 News
Each week we work with Omnibus Theatre group to learn some of the skills of drama. We go to the hall and practice our acting and we are encouraged to really feel as though we are telling a story with our bodies. These sessions are great fun! The Omnibus Theatre Group...
Year 1 have had fun re-enacting Goldilocks and The 3 Bears! Goldilocks (and the three bears) is an English fairy tale. It was first published in 1837 by British author and poet Robert Southey. The story was before that time already part of English folklore. The story...
What can you do to Help?
- Encourage the children to become more independent.
- Please label all items of clothing and book bags.
- Make sure that you check that the children have taken their homework and that they return it.
- Involve your child in real world maths by talking about how much something costs or how many you have. The children will benefit from it in class.
- Please provide your child with a water bottle.
- Please ensure the children start the day with a healthy breakfast.
Homework will consist of literacy, numeracy and spelling. It will be sent out on Friday and collected on Wednesday. Your child will also be sent home a reading book each week. Do encourage the children to read the book more than once. As they are beginning readers they may need to read the same book more than once to understand what the text is about. Do ask them about what they are reading, as it will help them in their reading comprehension.
- English – Narrative, Non-fiction and poetry
- Maths – Counting, addition and subtraction, positions and shapes and patterns
- Science – Identifying Materials
- Art – Colour Creations
- Computing – E Safety
- History – The first aeroplane flight
- PSHE – New Beginnings
- PE – Basic Movement skills
If there is anything else you would like to see on our class page feel free to let us know.
Enjoy! – The Year One Team