Welcome to Year 1!
We hope you have had a lovely relaxing summer break and are ready for the term ahead.
We are very excited to welcome the children back to school and are looking forward to taking the children on their learning journey this year.
Year One Team
Mrs Hannah Taylor(Matisse)
Miss Nicola McGregor (Hockney)
Mrs Julia Faulkner
Mrs Ruth Lavery
During the first half term our topic is ‘Hooray, Let’s go on Holiday!’ We will be exploring and developing our learning about the world around us. We will be looking at days out and holiday destinations we have experienced as well as comparing different places around the world. We will be looking at clothing and how we need to adapt our clothes in different environments. It would be lovely if you could send in a picture of your child enjoying a day out or a holiday you have been on for them to display and that can be displayed in the classroom.
Our PE day is on a Monday. Please ensure your child has their full PE kit, including black/navy jogging bottoms and a black/navy jumper, as well as appropriate trainers at school every day.
Wednesday 27th September
2:30 - 3:15 pm
Open Afternoon, Stay and Play activities based on our topic 'Hooray Let's Go On Holiday'.
3:40 – 4:15 pm
Phonics information meeting for Year 1 parents
Thursday, 12th October – 9:30 – 10:15 am
Harvest Festival – Come and join us to celebrate the traditional festival of harvest.
Year 1 this week had great fun in their music lesson with Mr Meek. They were creating sound effects using their voices and bodies to go alongside a spooky Halloween story. 👻
This week the children have been learning all about 2-d shapes. Follow the web link below to learn together at home.
This week children in Year One has been using a number line to subtract. They have jumped carefully on the number line to the right making sure that they count accurately.
To continue our learning about recounts, next week we will be focusing on Barnaby Bears trip down under. We will be thinking about the order of events and using time adverbs (first, then, next, after, finally) to recount the main events. We will also continue to think about using our Capital letters, Full Stops and Finger Spaces.
Follow the link below to view the story of Barnaby down under.
Friday 30th June 2017
School Trip - Hinchingbrooke Country Park.
We had a lovely time on our trip!
We had the opportunity to build a den, go pond dipping, minibeast hunting and grass sweeping.
We loved identifying the minibeasts and insects and were very careful when we set them free again.
Tuesday 14th June 2017
We have been learning about how to draw the time for o'clock and half past. Some of us even moved onto quarter to and quarter past.
Mrs Faulkner was teaching a small group about where the minute hand needs to be placed for half past and the children loved using the new clocks!
Monday 22nd May 2017
The children have been learning about parts of a plant. We made a plant and labelled it!
Thursday 18th May 2017
Here's a snippet of Ms Thomas teaching Year One music. They always have fun during music and enjoy the songs and activities she teaches.
Friday 12th May
In Matisse and Hockney we have been doing a D&T project. We have designed a bird feeder and created it. We chose if we wanted it hanging from a tree with string or stuck into the ground using a stick.
Please could you put them into the fridge over night then put it outside. Talk to your child about what worked well and what could be improved about the bird feeder. This will help us write our evaluation next week!
Thursday 20th April 2017
We have been practicing our number bonds to 20 and 100!
We loved the challenge of knowing the number bonds to 100. Try testing us at home and see how many we can get right.
Thursday 30th March 2017
It would be great if the children could log onto Bug Club over the Easter break and practice their reading and comprehension.
Thursday 30th March
To help you support your child with their reading progress, we have compiled a list of questions you could ask whilst reading a book.
There are questions for both fiction and non-fiction. The document containing the questions is attached below.
Monday 28th March 2017
Here is a list of the Year One Common Exception words. It would be great if you could practice these with your child to help them with their English learning and spelling.
Thursday 16th March 2017
During Science week we investigated what made the best glider. We made our own then thought about different properties we could use to make the glider fly better.
Wednesday 15th March 2017
During English we ordered instructions on how to make a jam sandwich. We then identified the imperative verbs in the instructions!
We sometimes call them bossy words. We had great fun bossing each other around using the imperative verbs.
Tuesday 7th February 2017
In Miss Halsall's phonics group we have been learning the Split i-e digraph. We had ago at writing words with this split digraph by sounding them out.
We have been growing peas as part of our Science learning. We only planted them a week ago but they are already growing fast! We are thinking about observing them carefully and recording our observations in our Pea Diaries... Can you predict what will happen to our peas by next week?