Welcome to Year 1
Teachers in Year 1
Teaching Assistants in Year 1
PPA Cover in Year 1
Year 1 Projects
The half term started with us exploring our new classrooms, establishing expectations and routines and setting ourselves some goals.
We then spent a week exploring Autumn. We went on an Autumn walk, looking for signs of Autumn and collected objects that symbolised the season. Following that, we did leaf printing using Autumnal colours and labelled our leaves with words to describe what we see, hear, smell, taste and feel during Autumn.
For the next 6 weeks our Project was 'A Place Called Home'. We explored our own homes, homes in the community and homes around the world. During International Week we designed and made floating houses based on what we had learnt about Halong Bay in Vietnam.
We also looked at which materials are used to make different houses and the different features houses have. Explaining why certain materials were used was tricky!
In our Kagan Groups, we designed, made and evaluated our dream houses.
During our Maths sessions we have been looking at different aspects of place value.
Projects For the Rest of the Year
Autumn 1: A Place Called Home
Autumn 2: Let's Celebrate
Spring 1: A Toy Story
Spring 2: Never Eat Shredded Wheat!
Summer 1: Green Fingers and Growth
Summer 2: Splish! Splash! Splosh!
We have P.E twice a week. Please ensure your child has their P.E kit in school to be able to take part. They will have their kit sent home at the end of each half term.
A learning journal question is set every half term and should be returned to school during the last week of the half term.
Children will be set Math homework every Wednesday. The maths homework is designed to support your child with a variety of mathematical concepts. It should be returned the Tuesday after it was set.
Children are set spellings each week by their teacher on a Monday. Please practice them ready for the spelling test on the Friday.
Please also ensure you read with your child for ten minutes every night. Don't forget to sign your child's reading record. This needs to be signed everyday.