Striving to be the best we can!
Welcome to Year One
We hope you have had a lovely summer break. We are so excited to begin our Year One journey!
We will be inviting Year One parents/carers into the classrooms soon for you to see your child's classroom, meet the Year One team, find out more information about Year One and to ask any questions you may have. We will let you know when this will be and we look forward to seeing you all!
Below is some information that you may find useful. We will try our very best to update this website on a regular basis. If you scroll down, we will provide a weekly overview of what the children have been up to and anything that you could do to prepare the children for the following week. In addition to this, we will list any 'dates for your diaries'. Please scroll down to see our photo diary to have a look at what we have been learning!
The Year One Team
Class 1a Teacher - Mrs Hewitt
Class 1b Teacher - Miss Hann
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Wheeler
Our Wonderful Helpers - Miss Colclough, Miss Atkinson and Miss Johnson
PPA Cover - Mrs Wheeler and Mrs Delaney
Our Midday Supervisor - Mrs Dawson
PE Days: Monday and Wednesday
Reading Books: We will aim to change reading books on a Monday and Thursday. Please write in your child's diary so that we can see that they have read. Thank you.
Homework: Will be given out on a Friday and should be back at school the following Thursday. Homework will start to be given out weekly from the 27th September 2019.
If you have any problems or questions, please do come and find us. We are more than happy to help! We look forward to working with you all.
Year One Topics
Term One - Incredible Me
Term Two - Fee Fi Fo Fum
Term Three - Moon Zoom
Term Four - Robin Hood
Term Five - Garden Detectives
Term Six - A Whole New World
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No...it's Superman!
This term, in addition to settling into our new classroom and getting to know each other, we will become Superheroes! We have some super activities planned to develop our curriculum skills including labelling superheroes, painting portraits, carrying out Superhero missions and role playing in the Superhero Headquarters- how exciting! We will also be having a WOW day to celebrate this topic later in the term.
Dates for your Diary:
4th September: First day at school
23rd September: Year 1 Open Evening after school in classrooms - 3pm
10th October: World Mental Health Day
17th October: WOW Day - Children can come to school dressed as superheroes!
18th October: Last day of term
29th October: Back to school - Term 2 starts
We have had a busy few weeks settling into our new classroom, taking part in a classroom hunt to find out where things are and enjoying our lessons. In English, we have learned about labels, lists and captions. We labelled Batman and Superman, using adjectives to describe what he wears. We followed a list to make a handprint superhero and these are on display in our classroom. This week, we have started to learn about captions and we wrote sentences about pictures from The Incredibles film. In Maths, we have started our Maths No Problem lessons and working really well at trying to be independent. We are learning about numbers to 10 and number bonds. Next, we will be using this knowledge to begin adding numbers to 10 in lots of ways. In Art, we have created beautiful self-portraits of ourselves and used oil pastels. Then, we learned about the style of Picasso and rearranged our pictures, using bold and bright paint. Please scroll down to see pictures from some of our learning in our Photo Gallery.
This week, we have been learning about addition to 10 in Maths and learning different ways to add 2 numbers, including adding by counting on and adding by using number bonds. In English, we had an exciting Incredibles mission to write about! We spent lots of time talking and practising holding our sentence in our heads. In Geography, we learned about the four countries in the United Kingdom and labelled a map of the UK. Next week, we will continue our Geography learning to learn about the capital cities and the seas surrounding the UK.