Year 1

 

 

Welcome to year 1's class page! Here you will see all the fun learning we will be doing! Please have a scroll!!!

We leaped into our Ernest Shackleton topic with an amazing WOW day! Please have a look below at us being Polar Explorers. We would also like you to meet our new penguin friends Peter and Penny currently staying Year 1. Please give them a welcoming wave if you see them as they have travelled far! ❄️❄️❄️
We leaped into our Ernest Shackleton topic with an amazing WOW day! Please have a look below at us being Polar Explorers. We would also like you to meet our new penguin friends Peter and Penny currently staying Year 1. Please give them a welcoming wave if you see them as they have travelled far! ❄️❄️❄️


Year 1 = Polar Explorers

Our work of the week (below) is Blossom W for excellent work in Maths! Go you!
Our work of the week (below) is Blossom W for excellent work in Maths! Go you!

This week our best hand writers are Emily, Allannis and Amelia! Great effort!
This week our best hand writers are Emily, Allannis and Amelia! Great effort!

Our star of the week is Sam S for trying his best and having a great attitude to his learning! Go you!
Our star of the week is Sam S for trying his best and having a great attitude to his learning! Go you!

Below are the children that got 10/10 on their spelling test this week! We are super spellers! Go us!
Below are the children that got 10/10 on their spelling test this week! We are super spellers! Go us!

We made New Years Resolution crowns! (below)
We made New Years Resolution crowns! (below)

Everything is AWESOME in

Year 1.

Our class teachers are Mrs Board (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and Mrs Van Wyk (Thursday and Friday).

Our teaching assistant is Miss Rashad.

 

Long Term Plan

Please find the long term plan for Year 1 attached below. There is lots of exciting learning ahead.

Positive attitude = Positive results

We really encourage all of our Year 1 learners to have a positive attitude towards every task that they are faced with. We have been so happy to hear 'Yay!" and "Yes!" when faced with new challenges. Any challenge is more manageable when matched with a good attitude. We ask parents to please encourage the same attitude when completing homework activities at home.

 

 

Sports

Each week we have 2 PE sessions, one on Monday and the other on Wednesday. Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school.

Homework

Reading

Please hear your child read every night and sign in their reading records. Reading plays such an important role in your child’s learning and is needed in every aspect of their learning. Please note reading books will be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Spellings

In Year 1 spellings will go home weekly. These spellings and spelling rules will also be covered in class throughout the week. New spellings will be sent home every Friday and a spelling test will be written the following week on Thursday. The children are given new spellings on Friday, so you need to make sure on Friday or over the weekend your child has completed one column before Monday. If your child would like to do extra please feel free to add paper to the spelling folder. Please make sure your child practises their spellings every night. This can be an independent activity using the ‘Look-Say-Cover-Write-Check’ approach. Other ways of learning spellings can be found on our 'how to help your child at home' page.

Handwriting

Handwriting is a daily piece of homework. This homework needs to be handed in everyday. Please ensure the book is handed in.

Topic

We are learning about our local area in history and geography topic. We will be learning all about where things are located geographically and how long they may have been there! we will also be visiting a local cafe!

In art we are learning about observational drawing and portraits. 

Our science topic this term is 'All about me!'. We will be learning about what we need to grow and how to look after our bodies. We will also be looking at different types of food which help us have a balanced diet.