Welcome to Year 1
The class teacher is Mrs Spendlove and the teaching assistant is Mrs Burke
In Year 1 lessons are balanced between child-initiated learning, as well as more formal lessons. A good transition from Reception into Year 1 is paramount and we ensure that all children gradually and successfully adapt to the new expectations.
The children will be learning about lots of exciting things, including:
Queen Elizabeth I and II
Animals and Humans
Old and New Toys
Learning is great fun in Year 1!
We had a wonderful time with materials in our science lesson this week. We were exploring what materials were absorbent. We used many different materials such as; umbrella, raincoat, kitchen towel, cotton wool, cardboard, a paper bag, a plastic bag, rubber gloves and fabric gloves. We had lots of fun and learnt what material will keep us dry!
In yoga this week, we have been thinking about our superheroes. We had to think about a pose that represented them and after dancing for a while we had to stop and make the pose. We learnt how to balance, listen to our heart and calm our bodies down.
We had a wonderful visit to the farm this week. We had the opportunity of collecting eggs from the hen house and one group managed to collect 141 eggs! We also fed the different animals on the farm including the goats, sheep, pigs and cows. We also planted French beans and placed them in the nursery for the farmers to put them into the polytunnel for growing.
In our art lesson this week we have continued to think about dinosaurs. Over the last couple of weeks we have made dinosaur landscapes. We used modrock to shape the landscape and then painted different features on it. For home learning we made additional features such as trees, dinosaurs, volcanoes and rivers to add to the landscapes.
We have been learning about seasons in geography and in an art lesson we created a picture of our favourite season.
In science we have been learning about different materials and their properties. We then made a large jigsaw using a variety of different materials. These included, cotton wool, sequins, lolly sticks, wooden sticks, tissue paper, felt and straws.
We had a wonderful time with our Fairy Tale day. We came into school and found a crime scene. Somebody had eaten all the porridge, broken a chair and left a red cloak in baby bears bed. Was it Goldilocks or had Little Red Riding Hood left her cloak? We used the clues to find out.
This week in English, we have been writing poems. We looked at a free poem about the colour purple and then we wrote our own about a chosen colour. We had to write 5 lines about the different coloured objects, using nouns and adjectives.
For English this week we have been reading the book, That Rabbit belongs to Emily Brown. We have read the story, talked about the sequence of the story and the characters and then we acted out the story. We had lots of fun and used great expression.
Last week we planted cress seeds. We needed seeds, water, an empty egg shell and cotton wool. We have been looking after the cress and making sure that it has everything it needs to grow. Look at the different stages of growth this week. As you can see they are all at different stages and one is definitely ready to eat!
In R.E this week we have continued learning about Ramadan and Eid al - Fitr. This week we decorated Fanoos Laterns. Fanoos means light and the lanterns are traditionally associated with Ramadan and displayed in houses, shops and restaurants.
We had great fun playing cricket. This was our first lesson and we learnt to throw the ball, under arm and over arm at the stumps. We then had a turn at batting and fielding. We cannot wait until next time!
This week in school, we have been looking at spring flowers. We looked very closely at daffodils and tulips and then drew them using the correct colours. We then labelled our drawing.
This week in English we have been following instructions and writing instructions of how to make poppies. We then acknowledged Armistice Day.