Welcome to Year 1
Our class teacher is Mrs Moore. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Garforth, Mrs Clements and Mrs Carroll.
Welcome to our class!
We are excited to have many fun Topics to explore this year.
Autumn – Brainwaves, Who Am I? & Super humans.
Autumn 2 - Significant people & Christmas
Spring - Our world
Summer - Toys from the past.
Our PE days are Wednesday and Thursday, but it is a good idea to bring your kit into school every Monday.
Year 1 have been set the challenge to complete 30 wild things in June. This is a Wildlife Trust initiative and we are loving the activities. So far we have wiggled our toes in the grass, looked at the clouds, eaten outside under the tree, read a wild story and collected items for a nature table. Their favourite so far was to find a mini beast when we saw insects such as slugs, ants and bees!
The children enjoyed learning about bulbs and seeds. They designed their own butterfly wild flower garden and planted it from seed.
Congratulations to the children who earned their silver house point certificate this half term!
The children enjoyed thinking about the health benefits of fruit and vegetables and used careful cutting to make their own fruit salad.
Curriculum Map for the Summer Term - Toys from the Past
Wow! What an action packed week investigating India to enhance our topic on comparing villages from across the world.
Year 1 have designed and painted mehndi patterns on their hands, made elephant collages, learnt a Bangla dance and made and tasted some Indian food.
Year 1 managed to run a whole mile for children in need!
Year 1 loved dressing up for World Book Day!
Year 1 had an amazing day with the Norfolk Wildlife Trust. They learnt about mini beasts and their habitats. We found some mini beasts and looked at them through some magnifying glasses. We then collected some natural materials and made a bug hotel! We finished the day with a game of bat and moth which the children thoroughly enjoyed.
Year 1 have thoroughly enjoyed enrichment week. They have been making bird feeders and hanging them in the nature area, then we learnt about some different types of birds and tried to spot some. We used these results to enter the school for the RSPB bird watch! Having explored the nature area we then created our own mini version using natural resources. We then used water colours to paint some of the birds we had seen. We were very brave and created or own song about Hopton and performed it in front of the whole school!
Year 1 have been enjoying their gymnastics lessons with Mr Carr. They have impressed us this week with their balance maneuvering across the beam with various obstacles in the way!
Our Value this half-term is: COURAGE
This week year 1 and 2 enjoyed a trip to Norwich Cathedral. They experienced a tour around the cathedral led by Edith Cavell, whilst learning about her life. Then they enjoyed making a poppy wreath. Their behaviour was exemplary and they represented the school impeccably!
This week some of the year 1's and 2's travelled to Caister Academy to take part in a dodgeball tournament. They represented the school fantastically and their behaviour was exemplary. Well done!
In our Brainwaves topic, we learnt new skills from each other. We really enjoyed sharing some of our skills.
Puzzling it out! How does our brain help us solve puzzles when we don't have any clues?
Year one explored what a brain does and what it feels like.