Welcome to Year 1
Our curriculum is based on half-termly topics and our term plans can be viewed or downloaded from the Our Curriculum section of our website.
Don’t forget to have a look at our Good Sports page to see how active we have been.
To get the season started our wonderful PTA arranged a Break the Rules Day. Look what came to school….
Then we had a Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day and a very colourful day it was too.
Hopefully, you have all seen the endearing Christmas song performance by Class 3 and Class 4 which was sent out on their Class Dojo.
Craft days are always fun days but Mrs Goddard was especially pleased with the results of the pinchpot monsters. She was impressed with how the children followed her step by step instructions and no additional help. So what you see is all their own work. Well done, Class 4.
Mrs Lawson said class 3 have made some brilliant ones too.
Maths of the Day
Ask the children, “What is your favourite lesson?” and you might be surprised to hear it is maths. Children love being active and never more so than in maths of the day when physical activity is combined with maths learning. The children also learn team work and taking turns. Maths of the day teaches us much more than just maths.
Children in Need
A few pictures of Class 3 as they joined Joe Wicks from their classroom to help him complete his 24hour PE challenge for Children in Need.
Back to School
So the classrooms look a little bit different…(and the teachers)
But we are not in our seats ALL the time. One of our favourite activities is Maths of the Day when we go into the hall and “play” with a partner. Mrs Goddard and Mrs Lawson say we are learning maths and how to get along, but it just seems like fun to us.
We have also enjoyed making our very own Mr Men or Little Miss. We listened to lots of the stories and then invented our own. We wrote about them too and tried very hard to remember ALL the things that you have to do to write a perfect sentence. So many things to think about!
But that’s no problem because we are trying super hard.
Lockdown Activity – updated 26.6.20
A few more pictures of your friends and their work.
We have been hearing about a lot of interesting things children have been doing in while at home. Mrs Ramsay has been busy too sending out Lexia Certificates….yes, she can see on her computer all the hard work that is taking place. Here are a few photographs of Year 1 children keeping busy and active.
The Magic of Reading
Our Year 1 Design and Technology challenge this half term was to learn about moving mechanisms. So, Year 1 pupils decided to make a book that would appeal to the Reception children. They created a book that had flaps to lift and things to spin. They also learned how to use the binding machine to bind their books themselves. So now, for the crunch test…would the Reception children like their book? Class 3 went to read their book to Class 5 and I think the pictures speak for themselves.
Class 5 gave it 5 stars out of 5!