Year 1

Spring 1 - 2018

Welcome back

We hope you all enjoyed your winter break spending time relaxing with family and friends. We are looking forward to our spring term and we will start our learning straight away with our unit Houses and Homes.  Thank you to those who have already returned some of their holiday learning linked to this topic. It has been fantastic!

Unit of Learning                          

This term we will be looking at different types of homes and linking this to our texts in English.  We will go on a cinema trip in the first few weeks back to see ‘Home’ which will inspire our learning about our own alien visitor. In DT children will be designing a home for our alien friend. In Science we are investigating materials and will use this knowledge to help us build our alien homes. In History we will be looking at homes from the past and how they have changed.  

Maths and English

In English this term we will focusing our learning around the texts: ‘The Way Back Home’by Oliver Jeffers and ‘But Martin’ by June Counsel. We will be writing captions to go with pictures; lists about what we would take to the moon; descriptive sentences and paragraphs about aliens houses and our own houses; a narrative about an alien friend who visits and instructions on how we made our alien home.

In maths we will be linking our learning by measuring when building our alien homes and using direction and co ordinates when creating maps of the aliens’homes.

New transition area!

This year we are all very excited to have the addition of our wonderful new transition area in Year 1. A lot of hard work has been put into developing an interactive, stimulating and nurturing environment that will assist the children with their transition from Reception to Year 1.

Home Learning

We believe reading at home is an important way of supporting your child with their learning at school.  We recommend that children read to an adult every evening for about ten minutes.  Please also ensure that your child brings their book bag to school every day so they are able to take a range of books home at their book band level and so teachers are able to comment and provide suggestions to help you. Spellings will be sent home each week; there will be a space for children to add two spellings of their own to practise.

Uniform and P.E. kit

Children will be doing P.E. twice a week as part of their school learning.  We would prefer they bring their kit to school on a Monday and take it home on a Friday.  For P.E. children should wear black shorts/tracksuit bottoms, white t-shirt and trainers/plimsolls.

Please see the class teacher if you would like to help out with activities happening in school.  Many thanks for your support,

Eleanor Ashby, Catherine Keel, Alix Cornwell and Gemma Edwards

Year 1 Latest News

In Science last week, we discussed what our senses are and which part of the body they related to. We did a carousel of 6 activities to think and learn about each of our senses. For smell, we looked at a diagram of how the nose works. We then smelt different substances and had to write down what we thought we had smelt on a whiteboard.

Posted: Wednesday 15th March 2017, 5:20pm

All of Year 1 thoroughly enjoyed celebrating World Book Day. We came to school dressed up as a character from our favourite book. We also brought in a copy of that book to share with our friends in class.

Posted: Wednesday 8th March 2017, 5:46pm

Last week in Maths, we played a game that required us to use our previous knowledge of odd and even numbers. We had a game board and in pairs we threw a dice.

Posted: Wednesday 8th March 2017, 5:44pm
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