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Welcome to Year 1!

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Welcome to Year 1!

Welcome to the Year One class page.  Our class teachers are Mrs Laura Hunt and Mrs Helen Holman. Mrs Hunt teaches   Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning and Mrs Holman teaches Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday.

We hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas and a Happy New Year.  We are looking forward to a very exciting start to 2020 and are planning a WOW day later on in the term with details to follow soon.  The class will also be going on a school trip on Wednesday 18th March to the Oxford Bus Museum to enable the children to study bus, car and cycle exhibits, photos and artefacts displaying two hundred years of road transport.  This will really help them to find out about how transport has changed throughout history.

This half term, we will be asking the children “Where will your Learning Journey take you?”  This question will feed into the topics about travel and transport the children learn about over the coming weeks and we will be linking all the areas of the curriculum to get really involved with this enquiry question.

 

In English we will be...

Reading, retelling and adapting familiar stories; The Train Ride, Whatever Next, Aliens Love Underpants and Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car. We will be exploring a range of non-fiction texts linked to our topic and creating fact files, posters and newspaper reports based on rockets and the Moon.

 

Reading, Phonics and Spellings

Please continue to read with your child on a daily basis and try to encourage comprehension skills as well as de-coding skills in the books you share together. The children will be consolidating Phase 4 and progress with Phase 5 Phonics, focusing on alternative spellings. We will be working with the children to help them apply their phonic skills to their writing in English. Common exception words are available on the website. The children will have a spelling list sent home each week on a Friday (starting up again 17.1.20), which will reflect the phonics they have learned, and they will be tested on these the following Friday. Please also focus on letter and number formation at home.

 

In Maths we will be...

Focusing on number and place value, fractions of simple shapes and amounts. They will be introduced to the concept of time; using o’clock and half past, solving problems involving days of the week and months of the year.  The children will continue to develop their addition and subtraction skills, solving more complex problems. We will also explore money by identifying coins and notes.

 

In Science we will be...

Continuing our work on naming, investigating and comparing everyday materials.  The children will find out about a range of famous inventors, such as the inventor of Lego and space travel.  We will also explore the four seasons and look closely at the change between Winter and Spring.

 

In addition to all of this we will be understanding what algorithms are in Computing.  In Art and DT the children will be exploring colour in different media and finding out about a range of famous artists.  In RE we will be discussing whether The Creation Story is significant for Christians and Jews.  We will also be talking about how we can protect the world and look after our environment.

 

A full breakdown of this term’s topic web can we found below on the attached topic web for Spring One.

 

General Information

  • Our school day starts at 8.45 a.m. Please ensure that your child is in the playground by this time for registration. Children arriving after 9.00 a.m. will be marked as late.
  • P.E. is on Wednesdays and Fridays and P.E. kits need to be in school at all times. Every fortnight there will also be an additional Sports session on a Monday afternoon with an Inspire Sports coach.
  • We will be visiting Smokey Row on Thursday afternoons.  Please ensure your child has named wellington boots in school and a suitable coat as we will be going, even in inclement weather!
  • Home Learning will be given out over a two week period. The Learning Logs will go out on a Friday and should be returned on a Thursday.
  • Please remind children of their 'Time to Shine' slot and feel free to ask if you are not sure of their given date.
  • Our Christian value this half-term is 'ENDURANCE'.

 

We hope that you find this information useful but please do not hesitate to pop in and see us at the end of the day if there is anything else you would like to know. We are looking forward to a fun and interesting term.

 

Mrs. Hunt and Mrs. Holman

 

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Year One Learning Journey

Year 1 - History 'Transport through Time'. The children have been enjoying learning about transport throughout history. We looked at how the Vikings constructed their Longboats and we had a go at making our own.

Art - Self-Portraits

Maths - Shape Investigation: The children worked in groups to sort 2D shapes in as many ways as possible and shared their criteria with the rest of the class.

Maths - Shape Investigation: The children worked in groups to sort 2D shapes in as many ways as possible and shared their criteria with the rest of the class. 1

English - Drama: The children worked in groups to act out a scene from 'Eliot Midnight Superhero' The children then performed their scenes to the class.

English - Drama: The children worked in groups to act out a scene from 'Eliot Midnight Superhero' The children then performed their scenes to the class.  1

PSHE - Health and Wellbeing: We talked about the importance of keeping our mind and bodies healthy. The children came up with lots of ideas on how we can do this. We recorded it on a class mind map.

PSHE - Health and Wellbeing: We talked about the importance of keeping our mind and bodies healthy. The children came up with lots of ideas on how we can do this. We recorded it on a class mind map. 1

History - Florence Nightingale: The children enjoyed researching the important work that Florence Nightingale did. We made lamps and compared Florence to modern day nurses.

Science - Our Senses: The children carried out a range of experiments to explore our senses. We also did some research using non-fiction texts and shared what we had found out with the class.

Picture 1 Thank you letters to the builders & architect.

Mrs Mafuta's nurse visit

Year One had fun making and decorating festive gingerbread men to take home and enjoy eating.

Year One had fun making and decorating festive gingerbread men to take home and enjoy eating. 1
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