Welcome to Year 1
Mrs. C. Haigh - Class Teacher
Mrs. D. Westhead - Class Teacher
Mrs. K. Heap - Learning Support Assistant
Welcome to the Year 1 page of the website.
On here you will find regular updates about what the children have been doing in school.
We welcome Mrs. Haigh back from maternity leave. MrsHaigh and Mrs Westhead will now teach in Year One.
PE - Spring 1 2019
Indoor P.E kit is needed on Thursday and Friday this half term.
Spring 1 2019
We have settled back quickly into class and are ready to learn.
Science - we will be learning about seasonal changes and the focus is on winter. We will see how the changes affect animals and humans.
Maths - we will focus on addition and subtraction within 20 using a number line to count forwards and backwards. We will also learn about numbers to 50 and their place value and counting in multiples of 2's, 5's and 10's. We will learn about weight and volume.
English -our learning this term will be focused around the books "The Bog Baby" and "Beegu". We will look at the different characters and describe them using adjectives. We will have the opportunity to talk about the book, develop our vocabulary and improve our writing using full sentences.
Geography - we will learn about the four countries that make up the United Kingdom.
Art - we will be looking at sculptures and using paper and card to create our own ideas.
Friday 8th February 2019
We have had a very busy few weeks.
We have been learning about measuring this week and our focus was weighing, using the words heavier, lighter and balanced. We felt different objects in our hands and sorted them into heavier and lighter groups and found some that were very similar so talked about how we can use the balance scales to check. We weighed different objects, counting how many cubes it took for the balance to show an equal measurement. We answered questions to show our understanding and explained how we knew.
We had a surprise on Monday morning when we found an alien crash site in our classroom. The children were very excited and wanted to know what had happened. We collected clues, made predictions and found a message which led us to the book 'Beegu', a story about an alien that crashes on Earth and tries to find someone to help her. We thought about what we would do if Beegu came to our school, how she would be feeling and what we might say to her. We learned about speech bubbles and thought bubbles and we retold her story.
Friday 14th December 2018
We have been working on a whole class activity to design and make a Christmas card. We follow a TASC wheel that guides us on the different stages when working in our groups. We had to share all our ideas, choose the best one and then make the card. We tried hard to listen to each other and work together. We were very proud of our cards.
Friday 16th October 2018
What a busy week we have had! Thank you to all the parents who came to Parents' Evening. We hope you enjoyed looking at the books and displays showing our learning.
We had a great time at the Pantomime, Cinderella. The children were entranced by the characters and costumes and were very involved in the story. It was great to see all the pupils laughing and singing. Some of the comments made by the children included: "That was so funny", "It was great", "The men dressed as ladies were really silly", "I liked booing the baddy".
We have found time for learning too and started reading The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson. In Maths we explored 2 digit numbers, looking at place value. We explored patterns on the 100 square and found one more and one less than a given number.
On Friday we were busy supporting Children in Need. We tackled the obstacle course (in our pyjamas) with a lot of enthusiasm.
Friday 12th October 2018
We are learning about different weather conditions this week in science. We have been creating weather diaries and checking each day. On Friday we had a special service in church to celebrate harvest. We sang a song called "Cauliflowers fluffy". In Art and DT we made jointed teddies that could be 'old' or 'new'. Some pupils tried to make their teddy look brown, worn and patchy; some were colourful and patterned.
Friday 5th October 2018
This week we have learned about 2D shape in maths. We sorted shapes by looking at their properties and used a Venn diagram to find shapes that shared some of the same properties. We used hoops on the carpet to sort shapes first, then we used pictures that we cut out and stuck on to a Venn diagram.
Autumn 1 2018
The children have settled well into their new class. They have been learning the new routines and working hard.
Our learning this term will include:
Science - our topic is Seasonal change - autumn into winter.
History - we are learning about toys in the past.
Art - we are drawing and painting autumn animals and self portraits.
Maths - we are learning about numbers to 20 and beyond. We will be counting, adding and subtracting. We will also learn about 2D shapes.
English - we will look at different texts, linking some stories to our topic of toys. Our focus will be on writing 'super sentences' and remembering spaces between our words.
Here are some pictures of our learning.