Welcome to Year 1’s class page where you will be able to closely follow our learning journey throughout the year. Here you will find information about what we have been learning, examples of amazing work and all of the interesting activities that the children have been doing. Remember to keep visiting to make sure you are up to date with our learning journey!
These are the people you will meet in Year 1
Teacher: Mr Payne (Mrs Hayes Wed PM)
TAs: Mrs Burgess and Mrs Kalgaonkar
Outdoor PE will take place on Fridays
This term we are continuing with our class topic Bones, Bones Bones. Throughout the topic we will be learning all about Mary Anning, who was a fossil hunter over 100 years ago. We will also be learning about dinosaurs and how they existed millions of years ago.
In English we will be reading Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett. We will be learning to retell the story off by heart and writing our very own versions of the story.
This term our class topic is Bones, Bones Bones. Throughout the topic we will be learning all about Mary Anning, who was a fossil hunter over 100 years ago. We will also be learning about dinosaurs and how they existed millions of years ago. Furthermore, we will research the five different types of animals mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and birds.
In English we will be reading If I Had a Dinosaur by Alex Barrow and Gabby Dawnay. We will be describing different dinosaurs and writing information reports about what we have learnt in our topic lessons.
This term we will be learning all about the geography of the United Kingdom. We will find out all about England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland including information such as their capital cities and each country’s traditions. In our English lessons we will be reading the picture book The Queen’s Hat by Steve Antony. We will also begin practising for the Key Stage 1 nativity play at the end of term, Everyone Loves a Baby!
Today was our Christmas Dinner. We all made our own party hats and enjoyed eating together in the hall.
This term we will be welcoming the children back to school where they will be introduced to the new adults that they will be working with and their new classroom environment. We will begin with the topic “All About Me,” where the children will get to know themselves and each other better by talking about their families and hobbies. Once the children are settled, we will begin to use the traditional tale “The Three Little Pigs” as inspiration to write our own stories and instructions on “How to Catch a Wolf.”
This week we were learning all about Autumn. We went outside and collected natural materials to create our own Halloween-inspired sculptures. The children were inspired by the poem “Orange, Yellow, Red and Brown,” to go outside and search for different coloured leaves. After that they carefully sketched them back in the classroom.
After our discussion about how best to keep the three little pigs safe, we learnt all about the different properties of materials. We went outside to find items made of different materials with a range of properties. We also discussed whether they were natural or man-made materials. We found lots of materials that would help keep the Big Bad Wolf out of our own houses!
Today we were visited by the local fire service who told us all about fire safety. They explained what we should do if we see a fire and also how important it is to have a smoke alarm in your house. We loved looking inside the fire engine and finding out about the different tools. We even got to have a go at using the hose!
This week, we drew ourselves and labelled our important body parts. We talked about why each body part was so important and how life would be difficult without them. We also used mirrors to paint self-portraits. We thought carefully about the sizes and shapes of our different features and the colours that we used.