Class 1

Welcome to Class 1!



To begin the term Class 1 will be looking at I’ll Take You To Mrs Cole. The children will use the delightful illustrations and books of Michael Foreman to practise simple sentences, accurate punctuation and begin to use simple conjunctions to join sentences.


In non-fiction, the class will be looking at labels, lists, signs and posters by creating captions for their favourite items of clothing. They will go on to write shopping lists, clothes labels and then explore posters and signs to help they record they own feelings. The class will be able to continue practising accurate punctuation and begin to experiment with different sentence forms: statement, question, command and exclamation.

Our Visit to see the Storyteller Paul Jackson


In maths, Year 1 will:

· Estimate and count reliably up to 20 objects; recognise and estimate numbers more and less than 10; order and compare numbers to 20 using a line; make ‘teen’ numbers by adding some more to 10

· Partition 5 and learn bonds to 5; add 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 to 5 by counting on; add 1 or 2 to numbers to 6 by counting on; add by counting on

· Know how much each coin to 10p is worth; add 1p and 2p to coins up to 10p; find ways to pay amounts to 10p; tell the time to the hour and the half hour

· Estimate and measure length using a uniform unit; measure and estimate by comparing with a metre stick; understand and create symmetrical patterns; spot if a pattern/object is symmetrical

· Understand subtraction as ‘take away’; begin to count back to subtract; see how subtraction ‘undoes’ addition; use pairs to 10 to find how many to the next 10; add and subtract 1 or 2; decide whether to add or subtract to solve a word problem


In maths, Year 2 will:

· Place 2-digit numbers on a line; count in 10s from 1-digit and 2-digit numbers; estimate a quantity, then count in 10s; write place value additions for 2-digit numbers; perform place value additions and subtractions

· Know pairs to 10 and 20; use a symbol to represent a missing number; add and subtract 10s using Spider or coins

· Know how much each coin to £1 is worth; investigate amounts made using coins (use a system and make an ordered list); use coins to buy objects up to 20p and find change; read time on digital/analogue clocks to the nearest half hour and quarter hour

· Measure using decimetre strips; measure using centimetres; understand there are 10cm in a decimetre; measure using rulers measured in centimetres and metres; identify left and right; give accurate directions; understand clockwise and anticlockwise turns and right angles as quarter turns

· Use pairs to 10 to find the next 10 and how many to the next 10; find change from 20p’ add and subtract 10, 11 and 20 in the context of money