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1C Class Teacher: Miss Cosgrove
1PR Class Teachers: Mrs Plant (Mon, Tues and Wed) and Miss Gorman (Thurs and Fri)
Year 1 Learning Support Assistants: Ms Nuttall and Mrs Murphy
Our Current Topics
Spring Term 2 – Curriculum
English – Read to Write
Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett
Writing Outcomes: Postcards
The Secret of Black Rock by Joe Todd-Stanton
Writing Outcomes: Return Story
Unit 9: Addition and Subtraction within 20
Unit 10: Fractions
Unit 11: Measuring length and mass
Biology – Ourselves
Changes within Living Memory
Why is the iPad more fun than Grandparent’s old toys?
Festivals & Celebrations
How do we celebrate new beginnings?
SEAL/Philosophy for Children
SEAL – Good to be me
Wellbeing – Inside Out (Emotions)
Art and Design
Painting: Can we create colourful paintings?
Recognise common use of IT beyond school
Some of this information may differ from our Curriculum Overview as we respond to School Closures in January 2021 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Below you will find information relating to Year 1 life...
In our english work, we develop our reading and writing skills through stories, drama, poetry and exciting, first- hand experiences. Enjoyment of reading and a love of books are encouraged through individual, guided and shared reading activities – we encourage the children to read every day at home, too!
In mathematics, we take part in lots of practical activities involving number, shape, space, measure, and problem- solving. We work alone, in partners, in small groups and as a class to improve our Numeracy skills and relate them to real-life situations.
Our afternoons includes History, Geography, Design Technology, Art and ICT and these subjects are taught through topics and key questions. The children also have weekly sessions of R.E., Music, Science, PSHE and P.E. More information on these can be found by clicking our Curriculum Overview button above or head to out school curriculum pages here.
As a school we use SEAL materials to supplement our P4C and PSHE curriculum. Our aim is to develop the underpinning qualities and skills that help promote good mental health, positive behaviour and effective learning. It focuses on five social and emotional aspects of learning: self-awareness, managing feelings, motivation, empathy and social skills. Through this, we help our children to develop skills such as understanding another’s point of view, working in a group, sticking at things when they get difficult, resolving conflict and managing worries. They will build on effective work already in place in school that pays systematic attention to the social and emotional aspects of learning through whole-school ethos, initiatives such as circle time or buddy schemes, and the taught personal, social and health education (PSHE) and Citizenship curriculum.
1C’s P.E. session is on Monday’s. 1PR have their P.E. session is on Tuesday’s. The children take part in athletics, dance and gymnastic activities and need to wear their P.E.kit on the appropriate day.
In Year 1, we will have a guided reading session in school once a week. This book will be kept in school. As well as this, your child will read an individual reading book in school with an adult, and then bring it home. This will happen twice a week. This book will be kept in your child’s plastic wallet and should be brought to school every day. Your child will also have the opportunity to take home a home reading book, which they can read by themselves. They will be able to change their home reading book every day, and put it into their book bag. They will be reminded to do this when they get to school.
Please read your child’s books with them. Talk to your child about the pictures, what they think is happening in the book, and whether they liked it. Ask your child to point to the words. If possible please write the date and book title in your child’s yellow reading record with a short comment to communicate with us in school that you have read with your child.
The children have a home-school link book. This book is designed for you to share all the lovely things you and your child do inside and outside of school. This book will be sent home with your child on Friday to be returned the following Wednesday. Each week you’ll find some of things we have been doing in class as well as what’s coming up, spellings to learn and an activity for you to do at home with your child. As a school we also use the app Seesaw to help keep us connected and for home learning purposes. Please sign up to this app, as Home-School link sheets will be loaded up to it weekly. Your child can respond to the tasks set in the Home-School link book and return it to school as stated above or capture the learning on Seesaw and we will respond to it there. If you need a paper copy of the Home-School link sheet to come home weekly for whatever reason please let your child’s class teacher know. Likewise, if you need your child’s Seesaw details please contact a member of the year 1 team we will be happy to help with this.
If you have any questions about Year 1, please speak to a member of our staff on the gate at home-time or contact us via Seesaw or leave a message with the school office.
To begin our new topic, we designed purposeful, functional and appealing bunting. Luckily we had lots of beautiful material to choose from!
In Science we have been observing the weather and recording our findings. We can tell you with some certainty the weather has been pretty gloomy recently! We are looking forward to learning more about Winter and comparing our new findings with the gloomy Autumn...
Thank you to our Year 1 Eco Club! Your hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed. This group of fantastic children have been helping us reuse our plastic waste within school. Watch this space, we can’t wait to share with you the end result! Helping to aerate the...
Happy Diwali! We had lots of fun learning all about Diwali, what Hindus believe and how they celebrate. We finished by making some diva lamps and the lovely Miss Sadiq came to teach us some fantastic Bollywood dancing! Christianity - The...
To start our new book, we found a tower in our classroom! We also received a mystery parcel with lots of interesting things inside: a spell book, blonde hair, a leaf and a black witch's hat. This made us ask lots of questions. We also built towers and thought about...
We had a great time in Year 1 learning all about Black History Month. We talked about Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela and finished by creating fantastic posters all about Nelson Mandela and the kind of man he was! Thank you to our wonderful superstars for bringing in...
'The Something' by Rebecca Cobb You would never believe what we found on the playground. A great big hole! We have spent time trying to figure out what on earth has happened. Boy did we have a lot of theories, from aliens to secret passageways. We received a letter...
Numbers to 10 So far, we have been working hard on our numbers within 10. We have been comparing values and representing them with our tens frames. What a cracking start to year 1! Addition and subtraction for numbers to 10 Fantastic team work today to work out...
Science: How can we protect the environment? In science, we made a human bar chart to show the modes of transport we use to travel to school. We also made some fantastic 'Walk to school' posters, to encourage us all to leave our car at home if we can. This half term...
Geography As part of our new geography topic we are beginning to consider and explore our local area. On Friday afternoons we visit Greenbank Park. In the coming weeks we will be working on our map skills but first we needed to have an explore and get our bearings....