Hello and a Warm Welcome to the Year 1 Page!
The Year 1 teachers are Mrs Hoskins, Mrs Hardy and Mrs Coppin.
Other members of our Year 1 team are: Miss Mee, Mrs Riley, Miss Barber and Mrs Cooper.
Throughout the year we will be embarking on lots of thrilling projects & exciting experiences within our learning. We will share our learning journey and update the website with details of our current topic.
We will be sure to show you what we have been enjoying and been proud of!
Year 1 Curriculum Newsletter
We recently sent a letter home outlining key aspects of the Year 1 expectations, homework and structure. If any changes are made across the year, we will be sure to keep you informed along the way. Please see the link to a copy of the newsletter below.
If you have any questions or information you would like to share, please use the Home School Contact Book. At the start and end of the day, two members of the Year 1 team will be available to communicate any matters. If you require a longer discussion, please contact the School Office to arrange a meeting.
Our first project for the year is:
Let's Celebrate! What would life be like without celebrations?
To see what we will be learning about click on the link above.
What have we been doing in our first 2 weeks in Year 1?
Well...we have certainly been 'Busy Bees'!
We have been exploring our new learning environment and getting to know the areas in Year 1. This has involved completing challenges in our classroom areas, outside areas and in our new 'Busy Beehive'.
Here are a few pictures of us enjoying all of the new experiences on offer.
We have been looking at counting in Maths and thinking carefully about how we count objects and how we write our digits the right way around.
Here are some rhymes to help us remember how to form the digits correctly.
We have been learning 'Oi Frog' this week. This is a book about a frog who doesn't want to 'sit on a log'. We have really loved this book and we all think it is very funny!
Let's Celebrate Autumn!
This term we have been celebrating Autumn in lots of different ways. As a class, we went on a leaf hunt. We enjoyed exploring the different coloured Autumn leaves. We then went back into class to create our own collage of leaves.
Celebration of learning
This half term the children have been working hard planning the Year 1 wedding. They have learnt about what happens during a wedding in a Church, designed a wedding cake, written invitations, made flowers and found out about wedding photography. The children were really excited about the wedding and thoroughly enjoyed sharing the afternoon with their parents. Here are a couple of photos that the children took during the ceremony.
Thank you to all of the parents who joined us for our special celebration.
Heroes from the past
Our new project for the Spring term is 'Heroes from the past'. We began this project last week with an exciting learning launch finding out all about Samuel Pepys. First of all the children discovered that the bakery role play had caught fire! Then they had the challenge of finding clues all about the Great Fire of London, including meeting Samuel Pepys whilst he was writing his diary and digging up his special possessions in the school garden. The children have lots of questions about the Great Fire of London and are really excited to find out more!
We have been delighted to see so many Tudor houses come into school this week! We can see that the children have worked really hard on them. Thank you for all of the time and effort that you have put into supporting your children to make such super models.
This week the children have enjoyed making parachutes and marble runs with their grown ups. Thank you to all of the adults who joined us! The children thoroughly enjoyed sharing the activities with you.
We also had a visit from Lab Rascals where the children all had a go at making some slime!
Our Wonderful World
Our Summer project is called 'Our Wonderful World' and we were really excited to start this project off by meeting some of the wonderful animals who live in our world.
We have been busy planting potatoes in our vegetable patch. We will keep you posted on how well they are growing.
Our natural artwork
We have been enjoying creating pieces of artwork inspired by our natural world. We have created our own printing tiles to show different natural objects. We then created our own 3D models inspired by Andy Goldsworthy. Here are a few of our designs.