Welcome to Year 1!
In Year 1 we have a continuous provision which mirrors the Early Years model to provide a seamless transition that ensures children are happy and enthusiastic learners.
Children access the provision independently, choosing to play and learn about things that interest them. Activities in the provision are carefully planned to allow children to be active, autonomous and unique learners.
In Year 1 we follow the RWI scheme. Children in Year 1 continue to become confident readers through daily phonics sessions. Reading books, closely matched to the children's learnt sounds, are sent home every three/ five days to be shared with parents/ carers. When you listen to your child read please share this using your child's reading record. We are pleased with the progress that the children are making!
Please see the Medium Term Plan for more details on curriculum coverage. If you would like to find out more about our planning, please ask Miss Barton.
Year 1 have P.E on Wednesday with our P.E specialist. We ask for children to come into school wearing their P.E kits. As we approach winter, children can wear jogging pants and their school jumpers.
Homework in Year 1 consists of English and Maths based tasks along with spellings. Spellings are based previously learnt Phonics ‘green words’ and a ‘red word’. Homework is sent home on Thursday to be returned on Wednesday.
Please feel free to ask any questions or queries you may have.
The children have enjoyed learning how to roll a ball through two cones.
We learnt about Shabbat from our Jewish Visitor.
And after we tasted grape juice and Challah bread which was made by Mrs Clarke!
The children have looked at famous buildings from around the world and have done a good job at recreating these! Can you guess the building?
In Geography, we have been looking at the four seasons. Can you guess which season this child is describing?
In Geography, we looked at the different instruments used to record the weather. This child drew a thermometer, anemometer and a rain gauge.
We have been busy in maths finding 1 more...
and comparing numbers using the linking cubes.
In science, we have explored the five senses. The children used the sense of touch to guess the object in the box.
We used our sense of taste to decide what was Class 1's favourite taste.
After a busy half term the children had a well deserved treat of pancakes, brioches and orange juice! Cheers!
Class 1's display to mark Remembrance Day. The children stuck their poppies on one at a time.
The children worked very hard to make their poppies to put on the display.
The children recreated the 'sink scene' from Traction man.'
In our topic 'Toys from the Past,' the children enjoyed playing with some toys from the past such as the flip book.
In PE we have been learning to travel in a wide, long or small way.
To start our work on addition and subtraction, the children looked at 'wholes' and 'parts.'
Making a polar habitat in a shoe box!
Using numicon to make numbers within 20.
Learning the djembe drums.
Tasting porridge and then describing the porridge.
To mark Lunar New Year we made 2D masks with an artist.
Innovating the Magic porridge pot.
Story map for the Magic porridge pot.
A pupil continued the 'staircase' pattern in continuous provision!
In maths, we have been learning how to add by making ten.
Did you see how we added by making ten?
Having fun testing which gloves are the warmest, waterproof and flexible.
In RE we learnt about the Torah and we made our own with rules we should obey at school.
In English, we had fun debating which character is the best: the good character or the bad character.
Making our light bracelets with Kielder Observatory.
We took turns telling our friends why we thought the character was the best.
In Science, we planted some pea seeds in plastic bags so we could see the seed 'waking up.'
In Class 1, we still like to vote for our story we have at the end of the day.