Welcome to Year 1
Staff: Miss Brown, Miss Murphy, Mrs Ramsden & Miss Sullivan
Our research projects for this year will be:
The Enchanted Woodland
Rio De Vida
Paws, Claws & Whiskers
The Enchanted Woodland -Autumn 1
This half term our topic is ‘The Enchanted Woodland’. The children will learn all about various woodland animals and their individual habitats within the woodland area. They will go on a woodland walk and learn all about evergreen and deciduous trees. The children will also learn about different kinds of leaves and have the opportunity to do some leaf rubbings. They will take part in lots of fun art activities as part of this topic, such as painting woodland animals and making their own woodland animal masks.
We have P.E in Year 1 every week. It is very important that all children have a full school P.E kit in school every day. Although we have set days for P.E, on occasions we have extra P.E sessions or our P.E may be moved to an alternative day.
Only the following uniform should be worn for P.E:
White T- Shirt
- Green Shorts
- Black / Grey Pumps
We also require a winter outdoor kit
- Black Jogging bottoms
- Black Sweatshirt
In Year 1, our P.E days are:
1CB – Monday 1LM – Tuesday
Spellings – Spellings are given out weekly and should be looked at every night. Our spelling test is on a Friday.
Reading – Children should read every night at home. A record of your child’s reading should be put into their planner. Reading books will be checked and changed on a regular basis. Please encourage your child to spend some time each week practising the set 1, 2 & 3 Read Write Inc sounds and learning the keywords on page 137 and 138 of their planner.
Learning Logs – Learning logs are based on the topics completed in class. They are given out at the start of each new topic. You can pick 2 activities to complete and we ask for them to be brought into school to share with the class at the end of the topic.
Children will be given Maths and English homework from time to time. If your child is struggling with any homework given, please let us know.
Memories from 2017-2018:
Paws, Claws & Whiskers
What a fabulous day we had at Farmer Ted’s. We hope you enjoy looking at our photos!
Splendid Skies – Summer 1
This half term the children will be investigating different kinds of weather. They will learn about the four seasons and the weather and clothing associated with each season. The children will investigate how the length of the day changes according to the seasons. They will learn some new vocabulary such as temperature, thermometer, anemometer and rain gauge. In Geography, the children will learn about the four countries of the UK and their capital cities, and locate these on a map. They will also investigate how our weather compares to the weather in other countries/continents such as Spain and Antarctica. The children will have lots of fun taking some seasonal walks, observing the weather, looking up to the clouds and investigating shadows.
Rio de Vida – Spring 2
This term we will be learning all about Brazil and things associated with Brazil, such as carnivals, football, music and rainforests. We are lucky to have Mrs Hadwin in this half term to teach the children about rhythm and pulse. The children will have the opportunity to listen to some Samba music and do some Samba dancing. This topic is focused on Geography and the children will locate the continents of the world on a map and identify Brazil. We will also look at how Brazil is different to the UK. The children will also make their own Brazilian masks/headdresses and learn what animals are associated with Brazil.
Easter Bonnet & Samba Parade – 27/3/18
What a fabulous day we have had today! We started our day with our Easter bonnet assembly followed by a samba parade through school. The children looked great in their Easter bonnets and Brazilian headdresses/carnival masks.
World Maths Day – 12/3/18
Class 1CB had so much fun completing lots of different activities for World Maths Day. In PE, the children worked in groups to make different 2D shapes using their bodies, such as triangles, rectangles and circles. The children loved doing this but found it took a little bit of planning to get the shapes right.
The children also worked in groups in class to complete lots of different Maths activities. This involved counting various things in the classroom such as the amount of windows and tables, counting how many squares and rectangles were in our classroom rug and hunting for various classroom objects in the shape of rectangles, circles and triangles. The children really enjoyed the challenge and loved working in different groups!
We also visited the library on World Maths Day. As well as reading lots of books the children completed some maths activities. They counted the number of words on each page in the book they were reading and counted how many books were on different shelves in the library. They also counted how many letters and triangles there were in the big rug in the library!
World Book Day – 1/3/18
The children looked fabulous on World Book Day!
Tomato and peas seed planting.
The children loved our music lesson with Mrs Hadwin.
Class 1SH enjoying their PE lesson.
Superheroes – Spring 1
The children will be studying a wide range of Superheroes as part of this topic. They will also learn about people who have made a difference in the past, such as Florence Nightingale, Grace Darling and David Livingstone. They will learn about modern day superheroes such as Mountain Rescue, RNLI, firefighters, police officers and nurses. In addition, they will learn about physical and human features in geography, make moving pictures in DT and listen to and investigate different superhero theme tunes.
Look at Year 1 dressed up as Superheroes!
Dinosaur Planet -Autumn 2
The Enchanted Woodland -Autumn 1
Fun activities in class and Halloween disco day!