Year 1 2019 - 2020
In Year One, we work and play together, helping each other to achieve our best. We try really hard to work independently, persevere and aim high! We enjoy learning practically, exploring new topics and having fun!
Year 1 is a transition year as we start Key Stage 1 National Curriculum but we aim to make this as smooth as possible. Year 1 is a mixture of children learning through play and more formal tasks which will evolve by the end of the year so they are prepared for Year 2.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to make an appointment with me.
At the beginning of the year we held a 'Meet the teacher'meeting. I explained plans and expectations of your child in Year 1 and ways in how you can continue to support your child's learning at home.
Spellings will be sent home every Friday to practise for a spelling test on the following Friday. Please practise daily with your child. These spellings are taken from the ' Year 1 Common Exception Words' list.
Science: Our Changing World - Plants
In this unit, the children will develop their EYFS knowledge and understanding of plants, where they identify, name, describe and compare flowers and trees in their local environment. The children will be working scientifically by making careful observations, grouping and comparing evidence from the natural world. They will communicate their outcomes in a variety of different ways, such as adding drawings or photographs to their ‘Our Changing World’ diary
R.E. : Local Church: Special People
This term, the children will be exploring the special people in their lives and in the church. They will interview Fr Michael Deas by asking him questions regarding his role in the church. They will learn the different features of a Catholic church by finding them in St. Ambrose church.
All families who live or worship in a parish family. As in any family there are people who have special roles within the parish. On Sunday in church, we meet people who do special jobs as we gather to celebrate the Good News of Jesus. There are special people in our lives who are there to help.
History : The Magic Toy maker
In this unit the children will be learning about the history of toys and games and identifying the similarities and differences between old and new toys. They will also experience a ‘Magic Toymaker Visitor’ where the children explore and play with a range of toys from the past and create a timeline of toys. The children will use a range of sources to find out information from the past, i.e. what toys were like in the Victorian times. They will then find out how the teddy bear got its name, by using a range of sources of information based on the American President Theodore Roosevelt.
This term the children will be introduced to coding through the 2Code tool on Purple Mash. Children will learn to make algorithms so that they can create their own computer program. They will then be introduced to block coding and will be continuously developing the skill of debugging throughout the term. By the end of the coding topic, the children will have created their own computing game, by insertng; a background, characters, motion, sound, commands and actions.
Year 1 have been busy learning how to stay safe online. They have explored Purple Mash; understanding the importance of logging on and logging off their device, the right to privacy and knowing what to do if something strange happens on their device. They learned a song from 'Childnet's Smartie the Penguin' to help them stay safe online. Give it a listen!
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