Year 1 Blog: February-March 2018

We are already halfway through the year- where has the time gone? For the first week of this term, we will be finishing our work on fairy tales then we will start to learn about our theme ‘China’.

As part of this, we will be learning about Chinese New Year: the story, the traditions and art associated with it. The children will make Chinese dragons and lanterns and will work as a team to create a cherry blossom collage.

 

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In Geography, we will be using atlases and Google Earth to find and label the world’s continents and we’ll be relating this to the journeys of the explorer, Marco Polo.

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In Science, we will be focusing on signs of Spring ( and photographing them as part of our computing work). We will take a close look at plants and learn about the different parts and what they do. When the weather gets warmer, we will have a look for frogspawn in the Dell pond and sequence the stages of the life cycle of a frog.

In PE, Mr. Graham will be teaching the class tag rugby skills but, this term, we also have a coach coming in every Tuesday afternoon to lead sessions on Kwik cricket. This will replace our usual morning lesson.

The RE with Mrs. Hervin will be based on the stories and traditions of Lent and Easter.

As always, if you have any concerns or questions, don’t hesitate to ask us.

Yours,

Jane Bennington and Erica Street-Poulsen

 

In gym, we have been learning to make different body shapes- tuck, pike, straddle and star.

    

 

Year 1, Term 3

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.

 

This term our theme is ‘Once upon a time…’ and we will be using fairy tales as the stimulus for our English, Art and Science.

In Science, we will be developing our investigation skills during experiments about materials and learning about push and pull forces.

In Geography, we will be learning about the use of symbols on maps and drawing some of our own when we draw maps of imaginary fairy tale places. We will now be having regular French lessons and will start by practising the names of colours and numbers.

We will continue to focus on reading so please carry on hearing your child at home and reading to them as well. In the class, we will continue with group guided reading.

Mrs. Hervin will still be teaching RE on Monday afternoons and she will be telling the children exciting stories from the Old Testament.

Mr. Graham will take PE on Monday- an outdoor netball session when possible, so the children will need trainers and an outdoor kit- and I will teach indoor PE on Tuesday.

Snack: we will provide the children with a snack in the morning but we know that some children still prefer to bring their own.

 

As always, if you have any concerns just pop in and see us or find us on the playground in the morning.

Please download the topic web for Term 3 here

 

Best wishes, Jane Bennington and Erica Street-Poulsen

Please download the topic web for term 2 here

Year 1, Term 1

Welcome to Year 1. I hope you all had a relaxing summer.

 

This term we will be using the ‘Funnybones’ stories by Janet and Allan Ahlberg as the stimulus for our English and Science.

In Science, we will be learning about parts of our body, our senses and how to stay healthy.

Towards the end of the term, we will be observing and describing the signs of Autumn and comparing it to other seasons.

 

 

In History, we will learn about Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole and will be comparing them to nurses that work in our hospitals now.

 

 

We will continue to focus on reading so please carry on hearing your child at home and reading to them as well. In the class, we will soon introduce Guided Reading where a group of children read the same book with an adult.

Mrs. Hervin will still be teaching RE on Monday afternoons and she will be telling the children stories about the importance of Harvest..

Mr. Graham will take PE on Monday- an outdoor session when possible, so the children will need trainers and an outdoor kit- and I will teach indoor PE on Tuesday.

Snack: we will provide the children with a snack in the morning but we know that some children still prefer to bring their own.

We have been very impressed with the way that the children have settled into Year 1 and we hope that this is a sign of wonderful things to come!

A final reminder: please could all clothes be named so that we can return them to their owners?

 

As always, if you have any concerns just pop in and see us or find us on the playground in the morning.

 

Best wishes,

Jane Bennington and Erica Street-Poulsen

You can download the topic web here

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