Welcome to Year 1
My name is Miss Barrett and I am the Year 1 class teacher for this academic year. We are very lucky to have Mrs Millward as our class teaching assistant! We are looking forward to getting to know your children over the course of the year. We have an exciting and engaging journey ahead of us!
Below are some key dates for you!
Homework will be handed out on a Friday and collected on the following Wednesday.
Year 1 will have PE on a Monday and Wednesday
Your child will change their books once a week. Their allocated day will be written in your child's reading record book. Please ensure your child reads every night and that their reading record is signed.
Please keep an eye on this page for more information about what we have been up to and to have a sneak peek at any photos we have taken along our learning journey.
Please also find below the end of year expectations for Year 1.
Great Fire of London Dress Up Day!!!!!
Today we had so much fun dressing up and doing lots of activities during our Great Fire of London Day. We made cakes just like the ones that started the fire, wrote with quill and ink, sequenced the events using a story map, Retold the story in lots of ways and performed a song to our families.
We would like to say a big thank you to our parents and carers for sorting out costumes for us so we could have fun dressing up and also a big thank you for coming to watch our performance, have a look at our work and sample the bread and cakes we made. We hope you had a great time!
Today we had a go at making our own bread just like Thomas Farrinor would have done in his bakery in 1666 (except we used an oven). We loved mixing the ingredients, kneading the dough, watching it prove and bake. We loved the smell!
After the bread was baked we really enjoyed eating it. It was yummy!!
Building a Wattle and Daub wall
This week we have been looking at why the fire spread so quickly? We looked at how the houses were made and even had a go at building our very own wattle and daub wall. We loved working together and get muddy and wet, but we decided we wouldn't want to build a whole house using the Wattle and Daub technique as it would take forever!
Houses in 1666
This week we have worked very hard to create our very own houses like the ones that would have been on Pudding Lane. We added candles inside to make them look like they were on fire.
Great Fire of London
Today we worked in small groups to sequence the events that happened in 1666.
Design and Technology
This term we are learning to make a fire engine. We have done research into what fire engines need and have, we have looked at chassis, axels and wheels and tested them out to see which one will work and now we are design what we want our final piece to look like . . . Come back to the website soon to see our finished products.
Money, Money, Money
This week we have been using money in maths. We looked at all the different coins, matched coins to their amounts, and challenged ourselves to show amounts in as many ways as possible.
Today we used our imagination to turn the bricks in the construction area into a builder with a work bench. We left him stood in the construction area and he made everyone that visited the classroom smile :)
We have been spending some time this week thinking about all the brave men and women who have fought to keep us safe. We created poppies, and wreaths and designed medals for the brave soldiers.
Black History Month
This month we have been learning all about Mary Seacole. We found out that Mary Seacole was born in Kingston, Jamaica and travelled to Crimea to help take care of injured soldiers in the Crimean War. We discussed how brave Mary Seacole was. We created some portraits of Mary Seacole using oil pastels, wrote about her and even designed a medal for her.
Below are some photos of activities the children have had access to this term during continuous provision.
This week we have worked very hard to create our very own Rosary beads. We learnt about all the different parts to Rosary beads. We used our Rosary beads and took part in our own Rosary group.
In religion this term we have been looking at families and why they are so important to us. We spent some time meditating and saying prayers for the special people we have in our families.
We have been looking at shapes in maths this week. We have spent lots of time taking part in a number activities, shape bingo, shape hunt, sorting shapes, making shapes from spaghetti, shape pictures and shape reasoning questions.
Here we are enjoying spending time doing lots of continuous provision activities.
Greater than, less than
Today we have been using our knowledge of numbers to find which numbers are greater than and which ones are less than a given amount.
Today we had a go at creating our very own maps. We had lots of fun finding out where the maps would take us.
This term in science we have been learning all about the different seasons. We went outside to collect leaves so we could have a look at how they have changed. We then used them to create some lovely art work.
This week we have been looking at our Number Bonds to 10 then to 20.
Today we have been looking at representing numbers in as many ways as possible. We used the objects and equipment around us to represent numbers in different ways.
This week we have been looking at the book The Dot by Peter H Reynolds. The book links to Growth Mindset and how we need to not give up when things get hard but to find another way to do something/ or see something and to keep going even when we find things difficult. We created some beautiful dotty artwork and created a display in the classroom so we can look at it and remind ourselves to not give up on our dreams!