Welcome to Year 1!
HOMEWORK UPDATE: We now have an email address for the children to email their electronic homework to their class teachers. Please make sure the email contains the child’s name and the name of their class teacher.
KS1 Sports Day
Wow! What a fantastic KS1 sports day! Thank you so much to all the spectators who came along and cheered the children on. The children were brilliantly enthusiastic and they participated in lots of fun activities including an egg and spoon challenge, bean bag throw and football dribbling!
A big thank you to the Year 6s for their help and support during the afternoon, helping to run activities and lead groups.
Also a big thank you to Mrs Kendall for organising the whole afternoon.
As part of World Book Day, we held a competition where the children had to design a new book mark for their year group. We had some fantastic entries. We would like to thank school council for deciding the winners. A big well done to all of our winners:
Year 1 – Evie
Year 2 – Ava
Year 3 – Oliver
Year 4 – Isla
Year 5 – Evie
Year 6 – Rebecca
Keep checking for any more competitions.
Summer Term 2016
For the first half term the topic in Year 1 is ‘Up and Away’. Within History children will be finding out about the Montgolfier Brothers’ First Hot Air Balloon Flight. Learning will then be linked to subjects across the curriculum, including; making papier mashie balloons in Art, writing reports and fictional stories in English and looking at aerial views, maps and environmental features in Geography.
Later in the term the Year 1 topic will be ‘Down and Under.’ Within the topic children find out about the history of mining. The topic is linked to leaning in Geography and Science. Children learn to name the seas surrounding the UK and classify animals that live in the sea and underground. Within English children write dairy entries in role as Victorian coalminers, listen to Scottish folk tales of ‘Selkies’ and write fictional reports about animals.
Throughout the term year one will visit King George V Park to find out about seasonal changes and take part in sowing wild flowers.
The Coaches will be teaching multiskills to year 1 and tennis to year 2. Please ensure that your child brings their PE kit suitable for indoor and outdoor activities in to school on a Monday morning so that they have it all week and take it home on a Friday.
For the first half term the topic for Year 1 children will be ‘Toys’. Children will learn about present day toys and compare to toys from the past, focusing on Victorian toys. Within science children classify natural and man-made materials, investigate the properties of materials and label the materials used to make toys. Computing focuses on how to use the internet safely and develops skills in collecting images and presenting information electronically. Within design and technology children explore, design and make wheeled vehicles. In addition, a dance coach will work with children to create and dances around the theme of ‘toys’. RE will include learning about Easter and the Parables that Jesus told.
Later in the term our topic will be Traditional Stories. The topic will creatively link stories from around the world to geography; locating countries on the map. Science will include growing plants, making healthy picnics and selecting and testing materials for building. In addition, children will continue to learn about seasonal changes including temperature, daylight, plants and animals.
We have lots of exciting things planned this term linked to our autumn topics.
For the first half term Year 1 children will be doing work based around the topic of All About Me and working closely with Foundation 2 to support transition.
Later in the term our topics will be Special Days.
Also, we will be finding out about Guy Fawkes.
We will also be looking at important festivals and celebrations like Harvest, Sukkot, Hanukkah and Christmas.