Welcome to Year 1
Welcome to our Year 1 page. Here you will find important information about our Class routines, curriculum and general information. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.
For more information please read our curriculum newsletter bellow:
Our Year 1 Staff
Miss C Davison – Teacher
Miss R Griffith – Teaching Assistant
Friday 14th September 2018
Welcome to our Year 1 blog.
First of all, I want to say a huge hello and welcome! Most importantly, a massive well done to the children on their first 8 days in Year 1. Miss Griffith and I have loved getting to know everyone and hearing all about their stories from the school holidays.
During our first week we spent some time getting used to the classroom and outdoor area. In this time, Miss Griffith and I have seen some lovely drawings, not to mention the incredible performances on the outdoor stage!
In our topic lessons we were learning about strangers and the possible dangers surrounding strangers. We spoke about who were ‘safer strangers’ who we could speak to if we were separated from adults, what to do if we were lost, how to stay safe outdoors, what information we should/should not tell strangers and what to do if a stranger tried to speak to us.
This week we have started our work on the Year 1 curriculum.
In maths we have been very busy counting forwards from 0-100 as well as reading and writing numbers to 100. We have been getting used to using base 10 to partition our numbers into tens and ones. On Thursday we worked in our groups to order numbers within 50 from biggest to smallest. We have all tried really hard writing our numbers past 20 and getting digits the correct way around which we have found tricky so we will continue to practice this in our lessons.
In English we have been reading the story ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ and are all thoroughly enjoying it. On Monday we started off looking at fiction and non-fiction texts. On Tuesday we went on our own bear hunt! We were hunting for clues to match each scene of the story, Miss Davison and Miss Griffith’s socks were blown off as everyone could repeat the same phrases that were used in the book! One Wednesday we thought of our own actions and drawings to go with the story. On Thursday we sequenced the story and even tried writing words or captions to match the images.
In science we have been learning about our bodies. We have drawn our faces and labelled the main parts and have look at the main parts of our bodies: legs, feet, arms etc. We are all amazing at this!
In geography we are focusing on our local area. We have just started looking at what an ‘aerial’ view is, we were all amazed what our school looks like from the sky. We were all really good at labelling the different parts!
In P.E we are very lucky to have Thomas from SAFC helping us with our football. On Wednesday we played different movement games and practiced simple ball control using our hands or feet.
Minutes Late: 0 – keep up the good work Year 1!