Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Year 1: Orange Class

Welcome to Year 1: Orange Class!

Your Class Teacher is Fola.


Class Newsletter

Autumn 1

Key Objectives for English and Maths are:

English Objectives:

  • Learn all the 44 phonemes and apply them in reading and writing
  • Spell words containing each of the 40+ phonemes already taught common exception words the days of the week
  • Read accurately by putting the sounds together in unfamiliar words
  • Explain clearly what they have read or have had read to them
  • Use knowledge of sounds to spell phonetic words
  • Spell most of the first 200 high frequency words
  • Form upper and lower case letters correctly and neatly
  • Develop a cursive style of writing over time
  • Use capital letters and full stops in the right places most of the time
  • Write sentences that make sense and follow on from each other
  • Recognise verbs, nouns, adjectives, conjunctions in sentences

Maths Objectives:

  • Count to and across 100 from any number
  • Count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals
  • Count in 2s, 5s and 10s
  • Say one more or one less than a given number
  • Use different methods to add and subtract numbers
  • Know and use number bonds to 20
  • Tell the time to the o’clock and half past
  • Measure and begin to record lengths, heights, weights, capacity and time
  • Recognise and name common 2D and 3D shapes
  • Recognise, find and name a half and a quarter of an object, shape or quantity

It is going to be an exciting year in Orange Class! We plan to:

  • Perform in front of the whole school
  • Make something to take home
  • Compete in a sport
  • Raise money for charity
  • Cook or bake something to eat
  • Have our work displayed
  • Play in a team
  • Have a classroom job or responsibility
  • Visit an art gallery or museum
  • Visit the Oasis Farm
  • Conduct experiments
  • Share our interests with the whole class
  • Recite nursery rhymes
  • Learn words in another language 
  • Visit a place of worship
  • Perform on a world class stage
  • Read with a child in another class
  • Develop our character through the 9 Habits
  • Learn how to save money
  • Sing lots of songs
  • Help each other to be our best
  • Draw, paint and sculpt
  • Write a poem
  • Read lots of books
  • Learn about different faiths
  • Use a range of technology 
  • Learn how to plan an instrument
  • Learn how to be safe
  • Make a costume and take part in a carnival
  • Learn to scoot or walk safely to school
  • Learn some words from different languages
  • Recite some stories off by heart