Our Teachers are: Mrs Schofield, Miss Corrigan and Mrs Walton
Our Teaching Assistants are: Mrs Holmes, Miss Smith and Miss Brown
Welcome to Year 1
1C trip to Brockholes
1C have FINALLY gone on the exciting trip to Brockholes. We managed a day of no rain or snow! Although it was a bit cold and windy the day was one the children will never forget. We have made dens with a twist… some that could only be accessed with a password, some had CCTV, others had a swimming pool, a pet slug called “Tommy Timmy” lived on one den and they all had a lovely seating area to rest! In the afternoon we had the chance to explore and use our imaginations when bug hunting, mud painting and playing with animal puppets. All the children had a fantastic time and their super behaviour made me a very proud Teacher!
This week the children have enjoyed learning about Queen Elizabeth II. They have been intrigued to find out about her palaces and homes, about her family, her interests and about the clothes she wears. They have read some amazing facts. For example… did you know that Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms and 78 bathrooms? Did you know that there are 52 bedrooms for the Royal family and their guests and 188 for the Palace staff? The children were amazed by finding out these facts! They have enjoyed making their own non fiction books all about the Queen and look forward to sharing these with our parents at our upcoming Medieval Ball.
IW trip to Brockholes
What a brilliant day we had on our visit to Brockholes. The children thoroughly enjoyed being outdoors for the whole day! No-one seemed to notice the cold and everyone kept busy working on building their dens for most of the morning. There was some amazing teamwork and planning going on in the woods and every group was able to create a superb den. The dens were so good that when I went for a ‘viewing’ I had to ‘pay’ to get in to view one of them! After a quick wash and lunch, we headed back out into the woods, and the children were delighted to be able to walk through the mud once again in their wellies. The afternoon was spent with some free time which allowed the children to work imaginatively, improving their dens by painting with mud, adding some blankets, soft toys, fire pits, rugs and sculptures. What an imaginative bunch they are! After a hard days playing and working, the children were delighted to be able to toast their own marshmallows in the fire pit. James had the privilege of putting out the fire at the end of the afternoon – a very special birthday treat. A big ‘thank you’ to the super staff at Brockholes and our parent helpers who gamely joined in with all the activities and fun. It was a day to remember.
1S Brockholes trip
Class 1S had an amazing time at Brockholes on Wednesday 7th March. We built dens, worked together, investigated the natural area, ‘painted’, bug hunted, built a fire and toasted marshmallows.
The children worked so well together, helping each other to carry heavy branches that were twice the size of themselves, in order to build their amazing dens. Complete with cameras, satellites, seating areas and fire pits!
As their class teacher- I couldn’t have been prouder of them! We were outside all day and I never once heard “I’m bored” or “I’m too cold!”
A big THANK YOU to those parents who came (and offered to come) on the trip! We really could not have done it without you!
Mrs S 🙂
Life in all its fullness
What an amazing week we have had in Year 1!
On Tuesday the children enjoyed making “snow angels”, having a “snow conga” and playing in a “winter wonderland”. All quotes from the children who were amazed at the opportunity to play in the snow and discuss how this was a sign of winter.
Then we had our amazing Spelling Bee- as a year group we could not be more proud of the children and the effort they have put into learning their spellings. A big well done to the finalists and eventual winners- it was an extremely close call!
What a lot of fun in Year 1 this week! We have been weighing ingredients in grams for our baking. This helped us with our maths and tasted delicious too. We also had a surprise visit from the Troll from The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We had lots of questions ready for the Troll! We had fun making our own TV news reports about the Troll’s escapades.
Please find attached your child’s spelling bee words to learn for February 2018.
There are 3 lists if your child is unsure of their number please ask their teacher.
This week we are learning about fractions in maths. The children loved making jam sandwiches using their knowledge of halving!
This week we have been learning about flat, 2D shapes. We played shape BINGO and a ‘4 in a row’ style game with shapes so we could learn the shape names. We were shape detectives around the school building looking for squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, hexagons and pentagons too! We sorted some shapes and used the properties of the shapes to do this. We learnt about the number of corners and the number of sides.
We have enjoyed reading the story of Supertato this week. The Evil Pea gets up to all sorts of mischief in the supermarket! We thought about the good and bad characters in a story and thought of adjectives to describe the Evil Pea and Supertato. We have made our own Superveg in our classrooms and had great fun!
Wow what a busy first couple of weeks in Year 1 we have had! We have learnt so much already, from “The Elves and the Shoemaker” to finding out about Pablo Picasso and even playing noisy instruments when learning about sound in Science. The children have all loved exploring the new building and have not stopped smiling!
Friday challenge homework will be either English or Maths linked to what your child has been doing in class that week.
If your child wants an extra challenge then they can complete a challenge (1 per week) from the topic grid. If you have misplaced this grid a copy can be found under the ‘Term Overview’ tab.
We ask that all homework is handed in by the following Tuesday so that we can look at it and get it back to you by Friday.
Your child will bring two reading books home every week to read and enjoy at home.
Your child will have a guided read at least once a week in school. Please ensure that your child brings in their books everyday so that if the opportunity arises they can have an extra guided read session.
Please ensure that your child has their PE kit: black shorts, pumps and purple PE top, in school every day.
As mentioned in the curriculum meeting- please encourage your child to develop their independence in getting dressed. You can also help by ensuring that your child has an easy uniform to get changed from- no tights, easy buttons etc
Please also remember that earrings MUST be removed or covered for PE days.
Monday- 1C and 1W PE
Tuesday- 1C and 1W PE
Wednesday- 1S PE
Thursday- 1S PE
Please find the Topic overview and Topic homework grid for
Please find the Topic overview and Topic homework grid for
Year 1 information
Please find attached the information from the start of the year
Friday challenge homework will be sent home each Friday, related to either English or Maths. We would like your child to return it by the following Tuesday.
Every half term, Year 1 will also receive a topic homework grid. The topic homework grid focuses on activities which can be completed together at home or as a family. Whilst it is not essential that all of these are completed, we ask that your child should aim to complete some of the activities throughout the half term to reinforce their learning across the curriculum. We understand that family life can be busy and hectic, and we look forward to your child completing as much of the topic homework as you find manageable.
Your child’s reading books will be changed once a week following on from their Guided reading session in school. The day on which their book will be changed is dependent on which reading group they are in.
Children will take home 1 or 2 books each week. If they complete them, we would ask you to read through them together, talk about the book and ask them questions about the text they have read in more depth to encourage their comprehension skills.
It is really important that you read with and listen to your child read every day. Research shows that children who read at home to an adult on a daily basis make more progress in school. We believe that quality reading is better than quantity and that a good 10 minutes of reading with your child is more effective than trying to make them read for 30 minutes after a long day at school!
Please ensure that your child has their full PE bag in school all of the time and that all of their kit is FULLY LABELLED with their FULL NAME.
We sometimes need our PE kits for other curriculum activities which may be on a different day to our set PE days.
After the February half term we will be giving out spellings to each of our phonics groups. The word lists will be sent out on a Friday and will usually be tested on the following Friday. Please help your child to practise and learn their spellings by writing in the grid on the spelling sheet. Please use the LOOK – COVER – WRITE – CHECK method of learning their words. We will send home their ‘score’ each week so you can see how your child is managing with the spelling tests.