Year 1 2020 - 2021
In Year 1 we want our classroom to be a safe, fun and an encouraging learning environment. Leaving Reception behind and moving into Year 1 can feel like a big step for both children and their parents. The Year One team are here to make this transition easier and smoother for everyone by supporting the children (and their parents!) in their next learning step.
This page and our gallery is updated regularly so please keep checking for updates. Please use the above tabs to find out what your chlid will be learning in maths, phoincs reading and writing as well as links to some educational games to play at home. Our topic for this half term will be 'Tell me a Story'. We will continue learning about animals including humans and seasonal changes in science. In topic, we will be learning about the history of transport. We will also explore the theme of 'Responsibility and Respect' during this half term.
Contacting Class Teachers
The Year 1 class teachers are Miss Jones (Monday - Thursday) and Mrs Bailey (Friday).
Please remember that emails will be read no later than 6pm and responded to as soon as possible.
2.11.20 - It was so lovely seeing the Year 1 children return to school after their well deserved break over half term.
We have had another wonderful week together. The children continue to amaze me with their positive behaviour and interest in their learning. We started the week by discussing the importance of Remembrance Day and how it links to one of our school values: respect. Everyone used watercolour paints to make a paper poppy for our class wreath. There is a photo in our gallery.
We have also enjoyed a moment of calm whilst doing some mindfulness colouring. We talked about enjoying 'me time' and how it can help us feel calm and happy. We also enjoyed having a go at some Bonfire Night activities on Thursday, including firework printing with vibrant colours and glitter.
9.11.20 - Another busy week in Year One this week. We enjoyed learning how to follow steps to make our own jam sandwich; the perfect snack to take on a journey to the South Pole. We also wrote a list of things we would pack in a suitcase for our trip. In maths, we have been working on making number bonds (two numbers that add together to make a number). We are working hard to recall the number bonds to 5 and to 10.
16.11.20 - This week in Year One, we have been busy retelling the story, Lost and Found. The children worked really hard on writing their stories. They enjoyed writing them on whiteboards first so that they could check them before writing them on their story boards. Now that we have finished using Lost and Found in our English lessons, we cannot wait to see what our new book will be.
In maths we have been looking at different ways to make 10 using number bonds and using number bonds to add.
On Thursday, as part of Anti-bullying Week, we watched a short film called 'For the Birds'. Here is the link if you would like to watch it again at home. The children realised that the smaller birds were not treating big bird very nicely and how that might hurt his feelings or make him feel sad. We talked about how we should treat everyone with respect and use kind words and actions. We also talked about how everyone is different and that we should treat people just like we want to be treated ourselves.
23.11.20 - This week Year One were introduced to a book eating monster with a cheeky grin. His name is Nibbles and he loves to nibble fairytales, socks, clocks and even rubber ducks. He is very greedy and likes causing mischief nad mayhem. We enjoyed making wanted posters to put up around school so that people know to keep an eye out for naughty Nibbles. We have also enjoyed learning a new song for our Christmas Performance. Lyrics have been sent home to allow the children to practise. Unfortuntely the music cannot be shared via a link so the chlidren will need to sing a capella at home!
Rail Safety - Thomas the Tank Engine
Network Rail and Thomas the Tank Engine have joined together to help children understand how to keep safe around the railway. This is the first time a Thomas and Friends™ book has covered a rail safety theme. If you follow this link, you can download a FREE eBook to share with children at home. You can either download via the Apple Store if using an Apple device or if not, they have a PDF ebook available.
We will also be reading the story in class.
Please could we remind parents and carers that snack money needs to be handed in on Mondays in a paper envelope (no plastic please), clearly marked with your child's name, snack choice and the days required. We are unable to handle loose change at the moment.
How to support your child in Year 1 video
Hopefully you have been able to access the 'How to support your child in Year One' video. I hope that you found it useful and informative. Please find the accompanying slides from my presentation here.
Reading books will be collected on a Friday and changed on the following Monday to allow for quarantine over the weekend. A new book will be sent home if it has been read at home at least 3 times. Re-reading texts will really support children's fluency, accuracy and confidence so reading everyday would be even better! Even five minutes a day makes a huge difference.
PE will be on THURSDAYS. Please ensure your child comes to school wearing their PE kit. PE may be outside so children should dress accordingly. Joggers or leggings, zip up hoody and trainers can be worn. Hair must be tied back and all jewellery removed for PE lessons.
Who will be teaching me?
Miss Jones will teach the class on Mondays, Tuesday Morning, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Miss Anders will cover Miss Jones's preparation, planning and assessment (PPA) time and teach the class on Tuesday afternoons.
Mrs Bailey will teach the class on Fridays.
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