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 Australian themed stories, information texts directly related to Australia 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 develop the accuracy of our number system. We will continue to explore addition and subtraction, weight and measurement, working with money, place value and number sequences.
In Science this term we will be exploring different materials around us, looking at what objects are made from and how the material is suited to the job, investigating waterproof materials and looking at how water changes state.
This term we are escaping the cold Winter and heading down- under to Australia for our topic!! We will be looking at the history of some famous Australians, exploring Aboriginal music and musical instruments, alongside creating some Aboriginal art pieces. Australian animals will feature in this topic- after all, we are Koala and Kangeroo classes!
In Geography, we will study landmarks, maps and Barnaby Bear. We will look at the differences between regions and explore The Great Barrier Reef.
In our ICT lessons we will use Word to produce some of our Literacy pieces, create images centred around Australia, using Dazzle, and create an information PowerPoint on Australia.
In PSHE we will be looking at Sun safety and teaching the children how to be careful in the sun. We will also look at similarities and differences between people.
Outdoor and indoor P.E. will take place on a Tuesday. 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 coats, hats and gloves as it gets colder.
Water bottles need to be labelled and in school every day.
The Year 1 team.
The Year 1 team.