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 Welcome to our Year 1 Class Page

  The Year 1 team are:
  Class Teacher: Mrs Garforth

  Teaching Assistant: Mrs Clements

  Key Workers: Mrs Tubby and Mrs Hills 


Year one begins the children's journey into Key Stage One, so it's a very important year! We do lots of hands on learning through our inspiring and creative curriculum. 
We look forward to sharing our new and exciting news with you about all the fantastic things that happen in our year 1 class.

Here are our knowledge organisers for the summer term.

Our topic web for summer term.

Over the last few weeks the children have made their tabards, shields, swards and helmets ready for their dojo end of term party. The children spend the morning decorating the classroom, creating menus and preparing food for the banquet! In the afternoon all the children dressed up as knights ready for their feast, which they had in the year 1 classroom. Mrs Garforth then served the knights their food which included, ham, fruit, bread and cheese. What a great way to finish our topic ‘Castles’!

During our topic lesson today we were looking at directions – North, East- South and West. To begin with they were given a starting point and a clue, then using a compass they had to work out directions to find a letter and another clue , these were found around the school grounds, the children were excited when they found out there was treasure to be found at the end. They worked collaboratively to solve what the letters made ‘CASTLES’ which is our theme for this term. The children then looked at how the compass shows north and we noticed that it’s not always forward.

We have had a great day enjoying World Book Day! The children enjoyed reading to their partners and chose some strange places to do so.

The children learnt all about primary colours today in Art and was shown some example of Piet Mondrian paintings. His style of painting was to use blocks of primary colours also white blocks and black lines. The children created their own- only using red, yellow, blue and black paints. They had the opportunity to to practise using rulers to measure and draw straight lines. The results are amazing!

Year one have been learning all about the Chinese New Year festival this week and made lanterns. We found out some interesting facts, the lanterns can symbolise the people letting go of their past selves and getting new ones, which they will let go of the next year. The lanterns are almost always red to symbolise good fortune.

We watched the story of the last supper and learnt about Palm Sunday during RE. We shared some hot cross buns as a class and noticed they had a cross on them which must be why they are eaten during Easter. We then learnt how Jesus washed the feet of his disciples after the last supper. We role played this and thought about how the Easter story shows us that Jesus loved his disciples and wanted to show this by washing their feet.

Our big question for RE this term is 'Why Does Easter Matter to Christians? We talked about how Spring follows Winter and that Easter is in spring. We went outside to look for and recognise signs of spring.

Year 1 have been investigating the weather in science. Last week we made rain gauges, this week we had fun making wind socks! We talked about the different material that could be used to create a wind sock, and how the tunnelling effect of the wind through the tapered "sock" causes lift and makes the wind sock stick out like it does. However, this only works when there is wind to blow through the sock.

Year one had a surprise visit from Pudsey Bear, they also enjoyed finding out lots of facts about why Children in Need is celebrated each year?

During values day the children enjoyed listening to the parable of The lost Sheep. Then they created their own sheep which will be added to our class display.

During our maths lesson today we went outside to explore place value using a range of natural resources. The children worked well with their learning partners and were able to say what the value of the ones and tens were. Well done!!

The children had a lovely time making their journey sticks today in the nature area. The children had the option to work in groups or independently as they collected different resources to use to retell our story.

This half term are topic is: Plots, Poppies and Puddings and we had a great introduction afternoon. We created edible sparklers, chalk firework art, making poppies and finding out information about the Great Fire of London.