Winkfield St Mary's C of E School

Winkfield Row, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG42 6NH

01344 882422

Welcome to...

"I have come that they may have life and have it to the full!" John 10:10

While learning and playing, we help each other to live life to the full and follow the school values (REACH) to make sure we are the best we can be.                   In other words...

In Year 1...

We are kind.
We laugh often.
We do our best.
We never give up.

We make mistakes.
We have lots of fun.
We have big dreams.
We are a team together.
We encourage one another.
We are respected and respectful.

Now we are all settled in our Year 1 routine, we are excited to welcome all the children back as we wait to see what fun the Spring term brings!

You can look forward to more exciting topics and plenty of fun with your teachers and friends. 

Meet the Team:

Mrs Beavan (Monday - Wednesday)

Mrs Theunissen (Thursday - Friday)

Our teaching assistants are:

Mrs Miles (Monday - Thursday)

Mrs Coope (Friday)

Step inside our classroom...

Class Timetable:

English, Maths and Phonics are taught daily.

Monday History/Geography, Handwriting, Show & Tell
Tuesday RE, Music
Wednesday PSHE, Computing, Library
Thursday PE, Art
Friday Science, PE

Spring term

Our sentence-writing, phonics, spelling, handwriting and grammar work will be inspired by the rich story texts of Leo and the Octopus  by Isabelle Marinov  and then Nadia Shireen's Yeti and Bird and, as ever, we aim to promote a life-long passion for reading. These texts will allow plenty of opportunity for role play, discussion, grammar and will hopefully stimulate some amazing writing across several different genres. Each day will feature a short, sharp burst of phonics as we add new sounds to our repertoire and learn to decode more words. Our Maths will be focusing on teens numbers where we will cement children's place value knowledge so they understand exactly what each digit represents and how to show this using different practical equipment. A unit on money will teach us the skills to use money in real-life situations before we focus on number bonds to help us add and subtract numbers. In Geography we will be asking the question, 'What is our local area like and how can maps help us?' In Science we will be looking at how animals (including humans) grow and change.  Our big question in RE is, 'Was it always easy for Jesus to show friendship?' and we will explore this question by looking at different stories from the Bible and reflecting on Jesus' relationships with others. Our PSHE unit is all about keeping safe, which will include a variety of important topics all discussed and explored at an age-appropriate level. Art lessons will be linked to our Science topic and will begin with a musical link to Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals, where children will listen to the music and draw what animal they think is being portrayed. In Music we will be using our voices, body percussion and glockenspiels to explore tempo and dynamics. Computing lessons will focus on collecting and grouping data in different ways. Phew - what a lot to fit in! We look forward to a busy and fun Spring term! 

Busy Fingers!

As soon as we arrive in the mornings we like to get busy! Here are some of the activities we do when we get to school as we wait for all our friends to arrive before the register is taken. 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5...

We love numbers in Year 1 and we're learning to count on, count back, compare, order, recognise different number representations and so much more... often with the help of the Numberblocks!

Which is your favourite number?

Reminders:

  • Children should come to school in PE kit on Thursdays and Fridays. 
  • Please ensure your child has a named water bottle in school.