Class 3 and Class 4

Mrs Warby is the Year 1 teacher in Class 3, with Mrs Liversedge, Miss Dickenson and Mrs Pritchard as her Teaching Assistants.  Mrs Turrell is the teacher in Class 4, with Mrs German and Miss Wenn as her Teaching Assistants. Both classes are also supported by Mrs Carter. 
In year 1 we have been  learning all about farms.  The children have been thinking about where their food comes from, how animals are used in farming, and the differences between how farms were worked in the past, and how they are worked today.  The children have had lots of fun planting our own crops and watching them grow! We are looking forward to harvesting them soon. We have made careful observations  of plants and animals, that have helped us to produce some beautiful art work.  Year 1 have continued their learning outside of school, where they have been researching farms, and have produced some amazing pieces of work! 

Year 1 have been learning about the Great Fire of London this term. We have re-enacted the events of the Great Fire using drama and role-play, created a scientific experiment to investigate why the fire spread so quickly and produced some fantastic pieces of artwork using hot and cold colours. The children have had a brilliant time learning about this historical event and this was evident in their wonderfully descriptive pieces of writing.

 

In our phonics sessions we have been learning about alternative spellings for sounds e.g. ai and ay. You can help your child to consolidate this learning by playing these interactive online games with them: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html http://bigbrownbear.co.uk/demo/count.htm

This term we have been developing our resources in our outside area. The children have been enjoying planting bulbs and flowers, setting up the cosy reading area and are awaiting crates, planks and tyres to create a new physical skills/problem solving area.

In Year 1 we have been learning about hot climates. We read the story Handa's Surprise and made rainsticks and clay mud huts. We have also been looking for signs of autumn and went out on a nature hunt and made hedgehog pictures with our findings. On Friday we made yummy vegetable soup and baked bread. Our adults even got to try some when they collected us from school! 
 
This week we are expecting a visit from the fire engine and a police woman who will be telling us all about how they help people in our community. Be sure to ask us how the emergency services help us! 
Next week a theatre company are coming to work with us to help us discover more about the Great Fire of London! Perhaps you could ask us about what Pudding Lane was like, or why the fire spread so quickly?
Year 1 2018-2019 academic year. 
Below are some examples of the learning that took place during the last academic year.