Welcome to our Year 1 class page.
The teachers for our two classes are:
Mrs Smithers and Mrs Tuach (Kangaroo class)
Teaching assistant- Mrs Bexx
Mrs Swart (Koala class)
Teaching assistant- Mrs Lovegrove and Mrs Jayanth
We are very fortunate to have fantastic volunteers helping out in our classes including Mrs Waters and Maureen, as well as the team of parents who help each week to change our reading books.
Our Literacy this term will focus upon traditional tales, using Jack and the Beanstalk, to link with our Science topic, non- fiction texts and exploring Poetry and riddles.
Phonics and spelling will continue to be implemented through Read Write Inc. Spellings will be given out every Thursday and tested the following Thursday.
The children will continue to have Big Write sessions every Friday. Please remember to talk with the children about their 'talk homework' topic in preparation for this. Talk homework will be given on a Monday.
In Numeracy, we will continue to follow the Year 1 curriculum and will incorporate shapes and toys in topics such as money, position and measuring. We will be trying hard to learn how to count in 5's. We will also be doubling and halving numbers and begin to use the division and multiplication signs.
In Science, we will be looking at plants growing around us and will attempt to grow our own bean seeds.
Our topic for this term is Toys. We will be comparing past and present toys in History and how materials have changed. It would be great if you could tell your child about toys from your childhood. In D.T, we will be making and evaluating our own hand puppets. To tie in with our topic, in Art, we will look at Andy Warhol Toys paintings and experiment with mark making.
We will be learning about the Jewish Shabbat in R.E.
In our ICT lessons, children will be using programmable toys on maps and obstacle courses. They will also look at virtual toy collections in virtual museums.
In PSHE we will be developing the skills of communication and participation, and encouraging the children to think about the choices they make.
P.E. will take place on a Tuesday, incorporating tennis and athletics. Please ensure there is a full P.E kit in school all week as these times may change on occasions.
Our homework will be sent home at the start of each half term. Children will be required to complete a minimum of four tasks. These will be based around the topic and involve practical and interesting things to do.
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT ALL SCHOOL UNIFORM IS NAMED BUT ESPECIALLY THE P.E. KIT AS WHEN 30 CHILDREN GET CHANGED, THERE IS CLOTHING EVERYWHERE!
Please remember to send children in with water bottles, suncream and hats as it gets warmer.
Water bottles need to be labelled and in school every day.
The Year 1 team.
The Year 1 team.