Meet the Year 1 Team
Class teacher: Miss Rick and Mr Loudon. Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Manning, Miss Christie and Mrs Carden.
School Council Representative
1NR Evie 1SL Charlie
Year 1 Curriculum Overview for the Year 19/20
Monday - Bring in book bags (school book bags only) and PE kit (PE is on Mondays and Tuesdays)
Tuesday - Children will come home in PE kits with uniforms in PE bags.
Friday - Bring in library books as we change them in the mornings. Golden Time is on a Friday, if your child does a sporty activity they may need their PE kit on this day also.
Any important dates, like discos etc., will be added to home learning sheets so please look out for those :)
Spring 1 topics in Year 1
In English we are learning about 'To infinity and Beyond! We are writing a recall about finding Neil Armstrong's boot, using time language. We are using adjectives and conjunctions.
In Mathematics we have been learning one more and one less to 20. We have been putting numbers to 20 into a number line and counting forwards and backwards. We have also been writing addition and subtraction number sentences and finding the missing number in a sum using our number bond knowledge.
In Spanish we have been learning numbers, colours, feelings and greetings!
In History we are learning about Sir Francis Drake. We are learning why he is a significant person in History. We are thinking about what questions we want to know and then researching the answers.
In Geography we have been looking at our local area. We have walked around our school grounds and have created our own maps and symbols. We have then explored our local area and have investigated human and physical features.
We have been celebrating International Week! We have been learning all about the European country Iceland. We learnt about the countries location on the globe, what natural features they have, an Icelandic dance, we made their traditional dish Flatbraud and learnt lots of fun facts about the country. We then had a party with our partnered country Greece in Year six and ate some mezze.
In PE we have been practicing movements and travelling in different ways for dance. We have been using scarves to learn how to move our bodies to movement and express ourselves.
In Science we are learning about our bodies. In our groups we drew round one of our friends so that we had the shape of the human body. After that we labelled the different body parts, we could name parts such as hips, ankle and elbow. As a challenge we thought about why we need our different body parts and what job they do. Independently, we made the human body with playdough and drew a picture of ourselves in the summer holidays.
In RE we are learning about Christians and Muslims. We are learning about how people celebrate these religions by learning some religious stories and what books are important to their religion.
In PHSE we are learning about different types of emotions. We are learning about what feelings we have and how we react to these feelings.
In Art we are looking at old portraits and discussing what makes them look old. We are then using a range of materials; oil pastels, paint, collage to see if we can create an old portrait of Sir Francis Drake using shades of dull colours.
Helpful Links and Documents
Autumn 2's Topic is Pirates!
English and Phonics Support
For the 'Learn how use the keyboard' activity, search for the school's post code LS17 5HX and type in year1 for the username and the password.
Used throughout school to explore the world and play fun quizzes
In Guided Reading we have a daily whole class reading session. We practice our 6 VIPERS; Vocabulary what do the words mean, Retrieve catch the information we have read, Explain give an explanation of what we has happened, Inference using our own knowledge to make links, Predict guessing what might happen and Sequence to put text and stories into order.
Our Class Novel
We read Micheal Rosen's books throughout the year and at the moment we are reading Uncle Gobb. Can you find any other books that he has written?
Our first week in Year 1
We have had a great start to the year and have enjoyed getting to know our classroom and all our new routines! We have been challenging ourselves independently in the different areas, which include Toca Builders, Mr Maker, Snuggles and Roleplay.
Year 1 parents and carers enjoyed taking part in our phonics session. The children taught them different ways to learn new sounds!