Welcome to our Year 1 class page.
The teachers for our two classes are:
Mrs Smithers and Mrs Fields (Kangaroo class)
Teaching assistant- Mrs Bexx
Miss Fishwick (Fox class)
Teaching assistant- Mrs Lovegrove and Mrs Jayanth
We are very fortunate to have fantastic volunteers helping out in our classes including Mrs Waters, Maureen, Norma and Cheryl.
Our Literacy this term will focus upon traditional tales, poetry, recounts and information texts.
Phonics and spelling will continue to be implemented through Read Write Inc. Spellings will be given out every Thursday and tested the following Thursday.
As in previous terms 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.
In Numeracy, we will continue to develop the accuracy of our addition and subtraction. We will also be doubling and halving numbers and beginning to use the multiplication and division signs.
In Science this term we will be investigating plants. We will be looking at wild flowers and understanding what they need to grow.
This term our topic is Toys. We will be comparing toys from the past and present and the materials used to make them. We will then use our knowledge to create and design our own toys.
In our ICT lessons we will be using programmable toys. We will also be using virtual toy collections to further aid our toy studies.
In Music will we be working with a music specialist to create compositions based on the film 'Toy Story'.
In DT we will be designing, making and evaluating our own puppets.
In Art we will be studying the work of Andy Warhol. We will be printing with a variety of materials to create a picture in his style.
In History we will be learning how to compare toys from the past to the present.
In PSHCE we will be encouraging the children to think about the choices they make. Through discussion we will be developing their communication and participation skills.
Outdoor and indoor P.E. will take place twice a week normally on a Monday and a Thursday. PE this term will involve taking part in tennis and athletics activities. Please ensure there is a full P.E kit in school all week as these times may change on occasions. PE kits will be sent home on a Friday.
Class Dojo will continue to be used in Year 1 so please ensure that you are signed up.
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.
Water bottles need to be labelled and in school everyday.
The Year 1 team.