Welcome to Year 1 2020-2021!
Summer 1 PE will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday. Due to current procedures, please ensure your child comes into school wearing their full PE kit on these days. Please also ensure that earrings are removed specifically for PE days.
Reading at home:
Reading books will be changed on a Monday and a Friday. The children will receive two books to read at home. Please read both books twice (the first time for decoding and the second time for consolidation).
Each week children will receive handwriting practise and an activity based on the current phonics. We have also decided to introduce a new homework dojo for brilliant pieces of work. Children will not necessarily receive a dojo for each piece of homework submitted, but they will for brilliant effort and for going above and beyond.
In addition, we encourage children to spend weekly time using their NumBots accounts and learning to skip count in multiples of 2, 5 and 10.
Further Year 1 information, including our weekly objectives, can be found on Class Dojo which is updated regularly.
Our key question this term is... Who do we share the world with?
We will begin by exploring and learning to identify and name a variety of common animals including, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals through cross curricular learning, investigations and questioning.
We will be using a variety of both fiction and non-fiction books based on animals and their habitats, including such titles as, 'Handa's Surprise,' 'Dear Green Peace,' 'Superworm,' and 'The Greatest Pet Shop.'
We will then look at how we can take care for our world by following David Attenborough and his research on the impact of humans on the natural world. We will discover how we can live in harmony with other species and preserve animal habitats for future generations.
The key concepts that we will explore are
Community, Responsibility and Change
Practising our skills of logging in, selecting the correct programme and mouse control.
We have heard strange noises coming from the Forest School area so we went to investigate. We couldn't believe what we found... an enormous egg!
We decided to look for further clues to help us work out what type of egg it was. We think it might belong to a dragon!
We had an amazing day learning about stepping back in time at Mountfitchet Castle. We learnt what different jobs took place in and around the castle, how people kept warm, made clothes, armour and weapons, and kept animals for food.
Good luck to each and every pupil in year one 2018-2019, have a fabulous summer, be safe and enjoy.
Achiever of the year - Poppy
Sports Stars - Milana and Oscar
Dojo Champion of the year - Emilia
30/30 fitness challenge - Sophia
We welcomed 'West End in Schools' as part of world book day.
We had great fun interpreting 'Where the wild things are'.
As reported in this weeks newsletter, year one welcomed Iman to their school.
Take a look at our beautiful prayer mats.
Two very different PE lessons this week, hockey and multiskills.
In multiskills we had to find our own way of travelling through the cones, first by dance, then by showing how animals might travel through the cones.
Giant Woodland Collages
We had a fantastic field trip, we learnt the features of deciduous and evergreen trees.
We used our sorting skills to place the correct leaves and fruits into the appropriate hoop.
Papa John helped us understand how old the tree was and how many years it took for the tree to grow.
As part of European Language day Year one looked at ‘Holland’.
We found out that they talk ‘Dutch’, dance in ‘clogs’, their most famous painter was ‘Vincent van Gough’ and they are famous for their ‘windmills’.
Year one sketched and painted our own windmills and attempted to replicate the famous sunflowers in a vase by ‘Vincent van Gough’.
We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to our classroom soon!
Please check back for regular updates about what we have been up to.
Our topic this term is WONDEROUS WORLD!
'Who do we share our wonderous world with?'