Year 1

Teacher Miss M Greenway

Teacher Miss L Mawby

Teaching Assistants Mrs Y Berry (HLTA)

Current Topic

Spring Term 5 2022

We have so many exciting things to write about this term!

Our theme 'How does your garden grow?' links to our science topic 'plants'. In this subject, the children will be learning about potted and wild flowers. This includes, finding out where they can be found, how they are grown and looking at the similarities and differences between them both. This term in computing the children have two sessions! On Thursday's they will learn about typing and finger positioning using a keyboard and on Friday's the children will be learning about coding using a beebot!

In English, our focus text is Bog Baby by Jenne Willis. The children will be creating their own Bog Baby and setting before writing their own version of the story. Towards the end of this term, the children will be focusing on poetry before moving on to instructional writing during STEM week.

We are really looking forward to STEM week in year 1! We will be designing and making our own fruit salad. During the week we will be tasting different fruits with different textures, using our senses to decide what fruit we like and dislike before learning the skill(s) of chopping, cutting, weighing and peeling.

Reminders And Routines

  • Please provide your child with a healthy snack for breaktime.

  • Please name all jumpers, water bottles, snack pots and lunchboxes.

  • Please read daily

  • Please provide your child with a named raincoat for outside.

  • During the warmer weather, please provide your child with a named water bottle and sunhat.

PE Days

Children should come to school dressed in their PE kit on Monday and Wednesday.

Year 1 - Father's Day Song

Please watch year 1's Father's Day song!

24th May 2022

As part of STEM week, the children have been tasting, chopping and peeling a variety of fruit. The children then had to cut pieces in half to share with their partner.

Most of us really liked the taste of red grapes but did not like the taste of lemons as they were too sour!

Today, we will be making (and eating!) our fruit salad.

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16th May 2022

This term in art, we have been learning about sculptures.

We have looked at a wide range of sculptures, the different ways artists create them and the materials they use. So far we have made hedgehog sculptures from clay and robot sculptures from recycled materials.

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Marmalade Sandwiches - March 22

Following our literacy unit of instructional writing. The children were asked to write and make a marmalade sandwich (Paddington Bear's favourite meal!) We really enjoyed eating them!

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Thursday 3rd March

Today has been really exciting for our first world book day! We started our day showing everyone our costumes and discussing our characters and favourite books. Then we were invited to watch year 2's demonstration of 'London burning' on the playground. Last term they created some replica houses out of boxes and today they burnt them down! We really enjoyed watching the display and we learnt a few facts about the Great Fire of London.

This afternoon, we met the author Lawrence Prestidge. He read us a story and we created our own character in pairs.

PC Ben 10.02.22

Yesterday two community police officers came to Year 1 to read us a story called PC Ben. We then had an opportunity to learn about the police and ask lots of questions. Finally, we went outside to see the police car with it's flashing lights and siren!

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Internet Safety 11.02.22

In year 1, we have learnt about internet safety. We read the story of Webster's friend, discussed how to stay safe online and created some Webster inspired internet safety posters.

Here are our top tips!

  1. Don’t tell a stranger what school you go to.

  2. Don’t tell a stranger where you live.

  3. Tell a trusted adult if you are worried about something you see online.

15th October 2021

Every Friday year 1 visits the library. We really enjoy reading a variety of books and have the opportunity to take one home for the week.

4th February 2022

In computing this week, we have learnt about different tools on paint. We have learnt how to draw lines, change colour and thickness, fill and how to un-do.

We created some pictures using the Paintz app. Why not have a go at home, we are very good at it!

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Websites To Support Learning

Year 1 Parent Workshop - Phonics