Year 1


Our Teachers are Miss Adams and Miss Hall.

Our Teaching Assistant is Miss Pickering.

Mrs Stephenson also teaches in our classroom.

Our Classroom

We are proud of our classroom environment and take good care of it! In Year One, we have access to 'choosing time' which is where the children can choose an area of the classroom to work in to continue their learning independently. We have beautiful displays, which show the fantastic work that our children have produced. Our classroom is colourful and exciting! Here we are taking full advantage of every learning opportunity!


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Phonics

What is the phonic screening check?

The National phonic screening check is a statutory assessment that was introduced in 2012 to all year 1 pupils and is a quick and easy check of your child’s phonic knowledge. It takes place each year during June.

What is in the phonic screening check?

It comprises of a list of 40 words and nonsense words. It will assess phonic skills and knowledge learnt through reception and year 1. Your child will read 1-1 with a teacher. It will be your child’s current teacher so it is a familiar face. Your child will read up to 4 words per page and they will probably do the check in 10-15 minutes. They will be asked to ‘sound out’ a word and blend sounds together. (The check is very similar to tasks the children already complete during phonics lessons.)


www.phonicsplay.co.uk

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/2016-key-stage-1-assessment-and-reporting-arrangements-ara/section-7-phonics-screening-check



Our Learning


Our children in Year One have a real love for learning. They are proud of their work and eager to show you some examples of what we have been up to!

Children in Need

On 16th November, our school held a non-uniform day to raise money for Children in Need. We wore spotty clothes and did lots of fun activities throughout the day. We really enjoyed making (and eating!) spotty buns. We also made lots of Pudsey Bear artwork, including some fabulous collages.

Road Safety Day

In Year One, we read a story about Super Cat, a road safety superhero. We talked about how we can keep ourselves safe near roads, and learned Super Cat's road safety rap to help us remember how to cross roads safely. Have a look at our video below to see us performing the rap.

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Literacy

In our Literacy lessons we have been looking at a story called 'Man on the moon.' by Simon Bartram.

We have looked at the character Bob and made predictions about who he is before revealing the story. We have acted out part of the story and pretended to visit the moon on our very own rocket. We sent postcards to our friends that we bought from Bob; the man on the moon. We had lots of fun and produced some fantastic pieces of writing!

See if you can spot Bob entertaining the tourists as they approach the moon in their rockets.

Autumn & Harvest Work

We went on an Autumn hunt to discover colours, textures and objects found in Autumn. We used the items we collected to help us with some descriptive writing all about Autumn.

We have been thinking about Harvest. We have started to create our own leaf shaped sun catchers to display on our windows, using tissue paper. We have also been thinking about what we are thankful for.

Spanish Day

On 3rd October, we celebrated everything Spanish! Take a look at some of the activities we did on Spanish Day.

We learned some flamenco dance moves and made our very own Spanish Flags and Spanish fans to dance with.

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We learned some facts all about Spain and completed some excellent pieces of writing in our topic books.

Children have the opportunity to access our areas of continuous provision. Here are the children choosing to continue their learning independently.







Safety Day

On Safety Day in Year One we looked at how to be safe at home and school. We also talked about stranger danger and who is a safe stranger such as Police officers and Doctors.

What was Year 1 like last year?

September 2017 - July 2018

Literacy

In our literacy lessons, we have been focusing on a story called 'The Lonely Beast' by Chris Judge.


Before reading it we looked at a picture of the beast and came up with adjectives to describe what we think he would be like. We then looked at an extract of the book. We freeze framed the extract and Miss Hall unfroze us and asked what we might be saying (so we had to stay in character!) We then wrote down our ideas in speech bubbles.


Next we read the first part of the story, and wrote a diary entry from the point of view of the beast. We worked really hard and Miss Hall was really impressed with our writing.

Castles and Knights

Our new history topic is Castles and knights. We have started to learn about different parts of a castle and the people that work there. We will be finding out more about castles across the UK and using maps to locate them.

In art we have been using a technique called printing, to create our very own castle pictures. First we drew the outline of a castle. Then we dipped our Lego piece in paint and printed it onto our page.


Take a look at some of our super work, labelling the part of a castle.

We really enjoyed spending some time on the bikes and scooters as a reward for very hard work.

Our School Trip

We took a trip back in time to March 1883 - The Victorian times. We learnt about what their homes were like and the jobs they had to do, We also learned about Victorian toys. We pretended to be Victorian Scholars in a School Room and had a lesson just like children in 1883 would have. It was very different!

We had so much so fun! Take a look at some of our photographs.

Victorian Toys

Victorian Homes