Welcome to Year 1!
Teacher: Miss Hayley Warrington
LSA: Mrs Leah Jones
What a fantastic first Spring term the Year 1 children have had! They have all thoroughly enjoyed our topic ‘The Great Fire of London’. We have written a diary about Samuel Pepys and a biography about his life. In Maths we have been adding and subtracting numbers within 50 and revisiting 2D and 3D shapes. In Science, the children have used their Scientific Enquiry skills to classify and group animals by those which hibernate, migrate and adapt to the changes in Winter weather. We have experimented with weaving in Art and Design and learnt ball and racket skills in PE. The children’s homework projects were particularly amazing and we have been genuinely impressed by the children’s creativity and interest in this topic! Some of the class also enjoyed a visit to Beaumanor Hall whilst other children had the opportunity to bake gingerbread cookies in school, take part in sports activities and art and Science investigations. What a busy six weeks we have had!
It has been another busy half-term in Year 1. The children have written their own version of Jack and the Beanstalk by changing the main character and written a letter to the giant in the story. They have used the story of Goldilocks and the three bears to write about a debate and written a Winter shape poem about snowflakes! In Maths, the children have been using repeated addition to multiply numbers, developing their measuring skills and working with time and money.
In Science we have been exploring our senses and comparing the body parts we use for the senses with other animals. The children have had fun touching different materials and going on a sound walk as well as exploring their sense of taste.
We have made Jack and the Beanstalk pictures using different materials and the children have used printing and collage techniques. They have also been making ‘moving pictures’ in Design & Technology and really enjoyed designing their own maps to move.
We are really pleased with how well the children have settled into Year 1! We have been very busy this first half-term writing our own version of ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ and writing reports about nocturnal animals! In Maths, the children have been developing their understanding of place value within 20 and adding and subtracting numbers within 20 using different methods and practical equipment.
In Science we have been exploring which animals are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and looking at the structure and body parts of different animals. In art, the children have been enjoying mixing paint to create African sunsets, looking at the work of Picasso and making abstract and realistic portraits and using water colours to paint Autumn trees. We are very much looking forward to our next topic, ‘The Enchanted Woodland’, when the children will have the opportunity to create some very special things in Design & Technology.
Thank you to all parents who came along to our class assembly – we are very proud of the children for their performance. Well done Year 1!