Welcome to year 1
The year 1 team for 2021/2022 consists of Mr Coates (1C) and Miss Bland (1D), along with our teaching assistants Miss Warner, Mrs Carty, Miss Fazackerley and Miss Tenchio.
Year 1 PE days are Monday and Friday. Please familiarise yourself with our uniform policy in relation to PE, including health and safety requirements linked to jewellery.
Please ensure that your child brings in a water bottle and their reading book/record, as well as their link book, every day.
Homework is set on a Friday, and is due in by the following Thursday. Children should be reading to an adult at least three times per week for at least 15/20 minutes each time. Reading can take place with either the book sent home from school or an allocated book on your child's Bug Club. Each book must be recorded in your child's reading record, including any ebooks.
Please ensure that any belongings are labelled - it makes it easier to return when left around school!
This term our topic is called 'Houses and Homes'. The children will become both architects and builders! They will design then build their own houses using recycled materials. They will learn about different types of houses and how people's homes have changed throughout history.
Homework tasks can be accessed via Education City: https://go.educationcity.com/
Children are expected to read with an adult at home at least three times per week. Children also have access to e-books via Bug Club using their personal log in details.
The children will also be sent home weekly spellings and a handwriting task for them to practise their letter formation.
After finishing our story 'The Disgusting Sandwich' the children went into the woodland to collect items to make their own creations. Their sandwiches were truly disgusting-there were wriggly worms, slimy slugs and slippery sticks to name a few! Don't worry they didn't eat any but they did write some super instructions about how to make a disgusting sandwich.
Year one had fun with their scooters today. They enjoyed riding around the obstacle course on the playground whilst learning how to stay safe. After exploring their scooters, they came back into the classroom and wrote some excellent recounts of their day.
The children enjoyed a variety of pancake-themed activities on Shrove Tuesday! In year 1 the children used a selection of fruits as toppings in a pancake tasting session, they had pancake races (using tennis rackets and PE spots to flip!) and had a go at drawing pancakes on the computers in the computer suite.
The children have started learning to count to 50. Here they were finding different ways to represent 50 in five groups of ten.
The children enjoyed exploring the world using maps and globes. As part of this lesson, the children had the opportunity to do a carousel of activities to deepen their knowledge of the seven continents.