Welcome to Year 1!
1P are Mrs Peake and Mrs Khan
1HG are Mrs Hartley, Miss Gutteridge and Miss Courtney
It was World Book day this month and the Book Fayre visited our school.
We had a story session and the theme was India. We heard a story, played instruments and sang a traditional Indian song. Some of us even got to dress up!
We celebrated Red Nose Day!
We wore a red item of clothing to raise money for Comic Relief and of course our red noses too!!
Coming up in the Spring Term….
Our first English theme is Traditional Tales. We will start with Hansel and Gretel. The children will be writing character and setting descriptions. We’ll look at the features and key characters of traditional tales and work towards writing our own story in the same style.
Try reading some of these traditional Tales over the Christmas Holiday:
The Three Little Pigs
Little Red Riding Hood
Goldilocks And The Three Bears
In maths we will be telling the time and learning the days of the week. We will also be continuing with our basic maths skills of addition, subtraction, counting and the 2 times table.
We will be starting our ‘New Life’ topic which will include our work with the living eggs that will be arriving in school in the spring term. We will be dancing in PE and learning how to move to a rhythm and make different shapes with our bodies.
Year 1 will also be performing the KS1 Easter Production. We will be learning lines, songs and dances.
Summary of our Autumn Term:
We have had a very exciting Term in Year 1…time flies when you’re having fun. And we have had plenty! We have learned all about The Great Fire of London. We have enjoyed our optician and vet role-play areas and now we know how to look after our eyes and our pets.
We have done some super artwork on ‘The Dot’ by Peter Reynolds and we designed hats for the fish from ‘This is not my hat’ by Jon Klassen. We went on an educational visit (or 1HG tried to!!) to Woodgate Valley Country Park. We went on a nature trail and collected leaves, twigs and acorns. In Maths, we learned about 2D and 3D shapes…they are all around us! Year 1 has enjoyed having Dan, our Sports Coach, on Tuesday mornings for P.E. We have learned new games such as ‘Cat and Mouse’ and ‘Sharks and Lifeguards’. We know all about keeping our bodies fit and healthy.
Year 1 enjoyed ‘Christmas Through The Keyhole’, where we walked into the Christmas Story and learned the true meaning of Christmas… We have enjoyed helping Santa’s elves wrap up Christmas packages for all the good boys and girls in our Christmas Post Office.
We would like to wish everyone a very happy and merry Christmas! Enjoy the holidays with your loved ones and stay safe and healthy…Don’t eat too many mince pies! See you in the New Year for a fabulous exciting fresh start to new hopes, dreams and learning!...
Children in need
We raised lots of money by having a non uniform day and wearing our Pudsey clothes and accessories.
As part of Black History month Year 1 have been discussing the story 'Zahra'.
On Friday 21st September the Freshwater Theatre Company joined us for a workshop all about the Great Fire of London. We found out all about life in London at the time, how the fire started and spread and how Samuel Pepys wrote a diary.
We acted out a London street scene to see what it was like to live in London at that time, including shop keepers, factory workers, children and even horses!
We're Going On A Bear Hunt!
We have been role playing the story using bear masks and props. We have made houses for the family to hide from the bear and re-enacting the story with grass, mud, leaves and water. We enjoyed singing the Bear Hunt song and doing all of the actions. Ask us to show you!!
Jack And The Beanstalk
We have been reading Jack and the Beanstalk. We have imagined what the magic beans could have turned into...maybe a monster, or a magical flower, or an orange tree! We have used old cardboard boxes to design and create a castle for the giant..."Fee Fi Fo Fum!!
Our PE sessions are held on a Monday and Tuesday.
Due to Health and Safety reasons, children who do not come to school with the correct PE kit will not be able to participate in PE lessons.
Please ensure that your child's PE kit is in school every day as occasionally we may have to change our day or are offered an extra session.
Our PE kit is a red t-shirt, black shorts and trainers.
Please make sure that long hair is tied back for safety reasons.
Please visit the Phonics area of this website to see some videos of your children showing you how to say the sounds and how to form their letters correctly.