The teachers in Year 1 are:
Hazel - Miss Farrall Elder - Mrs Csicsek, Mrs Barker Beech - Miss Barker
We have a very exciting half term ahead where we will be learning all about the fire, including the Great Fire of London!
In English, looking at the Great Fire of London and will be writing our own diary entry in role. We will then be learning about the wildfires. We will consider what we can do to slow down climate change and will write our own letters to Parliament to share our views.
In Maths, we will work on securing our place value knowledge to 100. We will also be learning about multiples and will cover counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. We will then explore the patterns that multiples make. We will also be beginning to develop our understanding of length, weight and height for the rest of the half term.
Phonics – Please listen to your child read daily using school books sent home which should be re-read at least once, as well as using the jolly phonics songs on YouTube.
In Topic, we will be focusing on the history regarding the Great Fire of London. We will be exploring this fascinating event and the effect it had on London. In Science we will be investigating the properties of different materials and will be conducting a series of simple tests. In Art/DT we will be recreating Tudor style houses – please send your child to school with an empty cereal box (or other similar-sized box)by Friday 11thJanuary 2018.
In PSHE, we will be looking at keeping safe, especially with fire, but we will also focus on medicine and why we use medicine. In RE we will be learning about the Islamic faith and why the Prophet Mohammed and the Qur’an are important to Muslims.
In Computing, we will be creating a Fire Safety ebook to share the importance of staying safe and what to do if you ever experience a situation with fire.
Our PE days have changed!
Beech Indoor - Friday & Outdoor - Monday
Elder Indoor - Wednesday & Outdoor - Monday
Hazel Indoor – Friday & Outdoor - Monday
Please ensure that your child has jogging bottoms and a warm jumper in school colours, for outside PE as well as suitable footwear as the weather is very cold. Plimsolls should be provided for indoor PE sessions. Please also ensure that all items are clearly labelled.
Children will change their books every Monday and Thursday only, please ensure that your child’s book is in their book bag on these days. Please support your child by hearing them read every day for 10 minutes and writing a comment in their reading diary.. We ask kindly that you support your child by practising this at home.