Oakfield Primary Academy

Transforming lives with exceptional learning - aspiring beyond the expected

Welcome to Year One!

We are very excited for another fantastic year of learning at Oakfield.

Year One is made up of 2 classes; Dragonfly class and Giraffe class.

Dragonfly class teacher is Miss Wright

Giraffe class teacher is Mrs Williams

Both classes are support by Miss Young in the mornings and Mrs Hart in the afternoons.

Giraffe class are taught by Mrs Ray-Etienne on Thursday while Mrs Williams completes her role as SENCo.

Please don't hesitate to speak to us on the playground in the morning or after school if you have any questions or concerns about your child and their learning journey at Oakfield. 

Notices:

PE is on Wednesday afternoon - please make sure kit is in school - white t.shirt, black shorts and pumps.

 

Homework: Homework will be sent out on Friday and is due in on Wednesday. We encourage children to have a go at their homework; why not use this time to discuss what they have been doing in school this week. We thank you in advance for all you support!

 

Reading

A big thank you to all parents of year 1 children for supporting your child's reading at home. As well as being really fun, reading at home each day will improve your child's performance in school... and beyond!  Research has shown that just 5 minutes each day makes a big difference.

Please speak to your child's class teacher or click the link below for help and ideas to try with your child at home:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/advice-for-parents/reading-at-home/building-on-reading-skills-ages-5-6/

Of course, your child also does lots of reading at school too! Each child will have their book changed once a week; but please make sure your child has their book with them daily.

 

Useful websites

Phonics and Reading

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/phonics/play/

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/SentSubPhase3.html

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/DragonsDen.html

If you are looking for help with how to pronounce the sounds your children are learning, here is helpful video:

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/sound-pronunciation-guide/

Maths

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/place-value-basketball

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

If you have any questions or want any resources to support your child, please speak to your class teacher.

 

Autumn Term 1

WOW, what an amazing start to the year Giraffe class and Dragonfly class have had. We began by talking about where we live, drawing our houses and labelling what we have in our houses and who we live with. We moved onto learning about Rugby and what an amazing town we live in! We bought in pictures of ourselves from babies to now and ordered these to create a timeline of our lives! We enjoyed telling our teachers all about when we were babies, toddlers, reception children and now! They were amazed by how much we had all changed and how much we could explain how our bodies had changed!

 

We moved onto learn all about our 5 senses and what we can do with them! We went on a senses walk around our school and created a mind map of all things we could see, hear, smell, touch and taste. We labelled our senses on a picture of a body and thought about what we would do if we had Super Senses; imagining we were superheroes! We have learnt all about the parts of our bodies and what they do; we enjoyed drawing around a friend and labelling their main body parts! More recently we have learnt about the artist Arcimboldo; who used fruit to create portraits. It was great fun when we got to make our own! We then used our knowledge of faces to sketch self portraits!

In Literacy

We have been on an exciting journey discovering the story 'Lost and found' we began by making predictions about the story by using the picture on the front of the book to help us. We have read the story and done lots of tasks which helped us to understand the characters; then we used talk for writing to help us retell it. We slowly built up to re writing the story in our own words! Mrs Williams and Miss Wright were so proud of what we produced; they challenged us to be able to change the story and write our own version! 

 

 In maths

We have been consolidating our counting skills to 20, ordering numbers and comparing bigger and smaller amounts. We have been such superstars that we have been looking at addition and understanding addition calculations as part + part = whole. We have definitely risen to the challenge! Not only have we been practising our counting and adding, we have had the challenge of tackling our "Singapore maths" books for the first time. We are so confident at this that we can't wait for our next chapter, 'Counting back!'