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2016-17

Year 1: Term 4 Learning

Our theme this term is Dinosaur Discoveries.

English: We will be reading a range of stories about Dinosaurs. We will continue to look at the structure of stories, punctuation, adjectives and connectives. We shall also continue with progression with handwriting. We are focusing on developing spelling within our writing and phonics lessons. Children will read weekly within Guided Reading sessions, where we focus upon comprehension skills and reading with intonation and pace, as well as recognising the words being read aloud.

Maths: Continuing with our new Inspire Maths scheme, the children will be learning the Mathematical areas of subtraction, length, mass, pictograms and numbers to 40. We shall continue with our daily number and place value study.

Science: As the Seasons change we will be examining what happens and looking at the changes as we welcome the Spring. Alongside our Dinosaur topic we will let the children experiment with classifying, grouping and comparing dinosaurs. They will be encouraged to discuss what they have done, how and why; and to record their work.

PE: Our PE lessons will continue on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Please remember to still send outdoor winter kit: jogging bottoms, top, trainers and gloves. This term can still be very cold. As before, please pack a spare pair of socks and make sure everything is clearly named.

Topic: Our Topic lessons will see the children completing activities linked in with our Dinosaur Discoveries Topic. We will use websites linked with Dinosaurs (including Internet Safety) find out about a famous palaeontologist and draw/paint dinosaurs.

Dino Man Visit

We are thrilled to have Dino Man and Dino Girl visiting us on Tuesday 14th March. They are coming to us from The Natural History Museum, London and will be bringing a few friends with them! They will provide the children with an exciting and informative day all about Dinosaurs.

 


Ranger Adams visits Year 1

On Thursday 9th February, Ranger Adams and Mrs Adams came to visit us at school. They brought lots of their animals to see us and we learnt lots of facts.

We learnt about which animal group they belong to, what they eat and how they live. We even got to touch and hold some of them!

This experience enriched our learning and we had great fun!

 

 

Thank you to Ranger Adams and Mrs Adams for coming to see us.

 


December 2017:  Boccia and Curling

Year 1 Boccia and Curling 1

Year 1 Boccia and Curling 2

 


 

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Welcome back. We have a very exciting new topic called ‘Amazing Animals’.

Here is a breakdown of the areas we will be covering this term.

English:

Handwriting and Phonics will continue to be an important focus of our Literacy lessons. We will be continuing to encourage children to use finger spaces, capital letters and full stops consistently in their writing. We will be focusing on a range of different animal stories looking at story structure, invitations and instructional writing.

Maths:

We are continuing to use our new Maths scheme ‘Inspire’. The children have been thoroughly enjoying the practical, hands on lessons. Areas we will cover will be place value, addition and subtraction with numbers up to 20 and length.

Science:

The children will be categorising animals into groups, naming animal body parts and discovering what animals eat. The children shall continue studying the seasons and the changes taking place.

PE:

Our PE is on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Children need a t-shirt, shorts and plimsolls. Please remember to send outdoor winter kit: jogging bottoms, fleece or jumper, trainers, gloves and a spare pair of socks. We endeavour to go outside in all weathers. Make sure all kit is NAMED. Please can girls remove earrings on PE days or bring in tape to cover them. Staff are NOT permitted to take earrings out for children.

Geography:

We will be looking at hot and cold places and link this to where animals live.

History:

We will learn about the explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

Art, DT, Music, ICT:

(including Internet Safety) will be linked in with our topic. Ipads will support lessons across the curriculum.

 

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Wednesday 21st September, 2016: Meet the Teacher

Click here for a copy of the presentation delivered to parents and carers at ‘Meet the Teacher’.


September 2016

The team in Year 1 would like to welcome you back to school. Below you will find our Quest for the first term:

Year 1: Term 1 Learning

Our theme this term is All about Me

Welcome back after the summer holidays and welcome to Year 1. We are excited to be working with you and your children this year. Here is a breakdown of the areas we will be covering over the first term. The children will still have chances to engage in Child Initiated time and will spend plenty of time settling in and learning the new regimes for Year 1.

1English:

We will begin our year looking at letter sounds and names, ensuring all letters are formed correctly when they are written and using finger spaces. As they become ready we will use capital letters and full stops in our writing. We will read a variety of books and learn about rhyming strings. The children will develop their fine motor skills through a range of activities.

Maths:3

Areas we will cover will be number bonds, addition and subtraction, ordinal numbers and shapes and patterns.

 

2Science:

We will be looking at the characteristics of the summer and autumn seasons. We will be looking at body parts, the skeleton and our
senses.

 

PE:

Our PE will be on a Tuesday and Thursday. Children need a t-shirt, shorts and plimsolls. Please remember to send outdoor winter kit: jogging bottoms, top, trainers and gloves in case the weather changes. We endeavour to go outside in all weathers. Make sure all kit is NAMED. Please can girls remove earrings on PE days or bring in tape to cover them. Staff are NOT permitted to take earrings out for children. Also please pack a spare pair of socks.

Geography:4

We will be looking at where the children went to on holiday, in the UK and abroad. We shall use maps and globes and look at human and physical features.

History:

We shall learn about how Toys have changed and look at Mary Tourtel who wrote ‘Rupert the Bear”.

Art, DT, Music, ICT: 

(including Internet Safety) will be linked in with our All About Me Topic. Ipads will support lessons across the curriculum.

 



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May 2016

Here are some sunflower paintings linked to our topic into the secret garden. We have looked at Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflower paintings and painted large sunflowers using different shades of colours. We have also made sunflower pictures using oil pastels.

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Arabella

Ella
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Finlay

Holly

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Isabelle

Jack

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Jake

Kaitlyn

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Lauren

Olivia

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Pyari

Reece

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Stanley


Term 5, April 2016

Click below to find out what we will be covering this term.

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Term 4, February 2016

Click here to download a PDF of what we will be covering in Term 4.


Thursday 10th March, 2016

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Friday 29th January, 2016

Guide Dogs in Year 1

On Friday 29th January Lynn came to talk to Year 1 about Guide Dogs for the Blind. She bought her Puppy in training with her. Her name is Ava and she is a beautiful Labradoodle.

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Lynn showed us how she has to check Ava to make sure she is fit and healthy. Ava was amazing and let Lynn check her properly.

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Next Lynn showed us how she takes Ava for a walk and showed us how she responds to her commands.

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Ava also has to learn to wait and be patient. These are important skills for her if she becomes a Guide Dog.

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At the end Ava was given lots of fuss and had a lay down on her special blanket.

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We were very grateful to Lynn for coming in and thought Ava was fabulous.

We raised £56.00 with your voluntary contributions – Thank you all very much.


Term 3, January 2016

Our theme this term is Amazing Animals.

English: We will be looking at a range of texts which involve animals. We will look at the structure of stories, punctuation, riddles and of course continue with handwriting practise.

Maths: We shall continue with counting in 2’s, 5’s, 10’s. We will look at telling the time to o’clock and half past, weight, doubling and halving, addition and subtraction and sequencing.

Science: We will categorise animals, look at what they eat, find out about pets which children in our classes have.

PE: Our PE will continue on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please remember outdoor winter kit: jogging bottoms, top, trainers and gloves. Also please pack a spare pair of socks and make sure everything is clearly named.

History & Geography: Hot and cold places. We will also find out about an Arctic Explorer!

Art, DT, Music, ICT: (including Internet Safety) will be linked in with our Amazing Animal Topic.

Following on from Superheroes and cross linking with Amazing Animals we will be having a visit from the Guide Dogs for the Blind, which we are immensely excited about.


December 2015

Click here to read Hollie’s letter to Santa.

Click here to read Ralph’s Wonderful Winter Poem with amazing WOW words!

Click here to see the Superhero Rescue Centre in the Year 1 Role Play Area.

Click here to read a ‘Superhero Alliteration’ sentence from Seth.


November 2015, Term 2

To the Rescue

  • Superheroes – types, skills, outfits
  • Materials
  • Christmas

Miss Turk, Mrs McGilvray and Mrs Creed


Wednesday 23rd September, 2015: Meet the Teacher

Click here for a copy of the presentation delivered to parents and carers at ‘Meet the Teacher’.


September 2015

The team in Year 1 would like to welcome you back to school. Below you will find our Quests for the first two terms:

Term 1: All About Me

  • Body parts and the skeleton
  • Ourselves
  • Toys – Rupert the Bear
  • Doctors Role Play

Term 2: To the Rescue

  • Superheroes – types, skills, outfits
  • Materials
  • Christmas

Miss Turk, Mrs McGilvray and Mrs Creed