"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 Summer 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 LOVELY teaching assistants are:
Mrs Miles (Monday - Thursday)
MRS COOPE (FRIDAY)
Step inside our classroom...
English, Maths and Phonics are taught daily.
|Monday||History/Geography, Show & Tell|
|Wednesday||PSHE, Computing, Library|
Our sentence-writing, phonics, spelling, handwriting and grammar work will be inspired by the rich story texts of Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty, The Seesaw by Tom Percival and Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish by Michael Foreman. 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 during our ELS session as we recap sounds and learn to decode more words.
Our Maths will be focusing on numbers up to 100 where we will cement children's place value knowledge so they understand exactly what each digit represents and how to show this using different equipment. A unit on time will introduce us to the basics of telling the time and we will also look at fractions and simple multiplication and division.
In History we will be asking the question, 'Why Was Charles Sent to Prison?' where we will find out how life and times changed during the First World War, with a focus on methods of communication, including messenger pigeons, and the role of other animals during wartime.
In Science we will be looking at Plants, what they need to develop and how they grow.
Our big question in RE asks 'Is Shabbat Important to Jewish Children?' We will explore this by discussing what makes a 'special day' and looking at how Shabbat is celebrated in the Jewish religion.
Our PSHE unit is all about 'Being My Best', which will include a variety of important topics all discussed and explored at an age-appropriate level.
Art lessons will be exploring sculpture and 3D paper play and looking at creating windmills.
In Music we will use our listening ears, body percussion and instruments to focus on tempo and pitch, all within an exciting superhero theme.
Phew - what a lot to fit in! We look forward to a busy and fun Summer term!
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! This Summer we are going to be learning all these skills up to 100!
Which is your favourite number?
- Children should come to school in PE kit on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- Please ensure your child has a named water bottle in school and as the weather gets hotter a named hat too .