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: Everyday Materials
In this unit, we will identify, name and sort a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water and rock. The children will then explore their properties by investigating the stretchiness and flexibility and absorbency and waterproofing of selected materials.
R.E. : Sacrament - Belonging - Baptism
Baptism enables people to belong to God's family in a special way. The children will learn that Christians believe that everyone is invited to share in the life and work of God through Baptism.
Topic : Treasure Island
As our Entry Point, the children met a pirate from America She shared lots of interesting facts about pirate life in the 1700's, such as the food pirates ate, how they fought other crews and why they stole golden treasure. Shiver me timbers!
This is an exciting topic which will cover the subjects; Geography, Computing, Art and Design and Design Technology. The children will explore and learn information about the islands that you find around the world, the islands that make up the UK and other locations, and the different features you see there. The children will have opportunities to plan a pirate treasure map by giving directions, using the four points of a compass and will learn how to speak like a real pirate; ‘Ahoy me Shipmates!’
Computing: Online Safety
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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