Welcome to Year 1!
Summer Term 2
So here we are in Summer 2, our last half term in year 1. This year has gone so fast, we can't believe there are only a few weeks to go till the summer holidays. We are going to make sure we really enjoy our last half term together and we have lots of exciting things to look forward to, including going on our wonderful trip to Warwick Castle, we can't wait! This half term we are going to be learning lots about castles. Read our newsletter below to find out about what is happening this half term and to find out what our home learning tasks are.
Summer Term 1
We hope that you had a lovely Easter Holiday with lots of easter treats! Class 1 have come back to school well rested and looking forward to our exciting new topics. Our summer theme is called 'Dungeons and Dragons'. During this summer half term our focus in English is around the story of the princess and the pea. We will also be having lots of fun outside planting seeds, caring for them and identifying and labelling the plants and flowers that will hopefully grow from them. These flowers will be greatly improving our school grounds which is a whole school project. Read our newsletter for more details about what is happening in class 1.
Spring Term 2
We hope you all enjoyed your half term holiday. We have really enjoyed some hot sunny days lately. The weather has been a great introduction to our new half term topic which is all about hot places. We were really excited for our first afternoon back on Monday when we enjoyed a journey to Africa with luggage and passports that we had made in the morning.Read our newsletter, curriculum map and star homework below to find out more about what will be happening in class 1 this half term.
Class 1 have been doing lots of exciting science work over the last few weeks. We have learned how important our senses are for seeing, touching, smelling, tasting and hearing. We have been on a sensory walk in Forest School and made posters about our senses. Our favourite science lesson was when we used our sense of smell and taste to guess different foods. Not everyone liked the tastes as you can see below!
Spring Term 1
Miss Beattie and myself hope you all had a lovely Christmas and would like to wish you a very happy New Year. We are really looking forward to our new topic about cold places around the world. We will be learning about animals that live in cold places and writing some great versions of our class text 'Polar Bear and the Snow Cloud'. Take a look below at our newsletter and curriculum details to find out more.
The Christmas Recipe
All of the children in class 1 have loved presenting 'A Christmas Recipe' to the school and parents and family. They looked wonderful in their costumes, sang beautifully and loved dancing on the stage. Well done class 1!
Take a look at our display and some of the work we have been doing about our class text 'Dogger'.
Miss Beattie and Mrs Cutler are really excited about all the lovely learning that will be happening in class 1 this half term. We are also very lucky to have another teaching assistant in class 1, a big welcome to Mrs Coffey!
Christmas is fast approaching and we will be enjoying lots of lovely Christmas activities in preparation for this special time of year in school and at home. In addition to this, we will be also reading and enjoying 'Dogger'.This key text will be helping us to write sentences and stories. There are lots of other opportunities for learning this half term in class 1 so please take a look at our newsletter, curriculum map and home learning .
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
We have loved reading this half term's class text. First of all we got into groups and acted out the story. This helped us with our writing about the three Billy Goats Gruff. We also investigated materials to see which would be suitable to make a bridge out of. It had to be strong and rigid to allow the three Billy Goats Gruff cross the river to reach the grass without falling into the water to be eaten by the troll. Do you like our paintings of the troll?
Here are some examples of our fantastic home learning this half term.
Miss Beattie and Mrs Cutler are the teachers in class 1 this year and Mrs Allen is our teaching assistant. We hope you all have had a lovely summer and are looking forward to a fantastic year in class 1, we certainly are!
There will be lots of information, photographs and news of all the exciting activities that are taking place in year 1 this year. To start us off, please check our autumn 1 newsletter and information about our home learning.