Welcome to Year 1
Welcome to our Year 1 page. Here you can find all the information you need about our Year 1 teachers, when we have our PE days, how you can find the children’s homework and what we will be learning about each term.
Our Classes are:
1O – Taught by Miss Houston, and supported by Mrs North
1P – Taught by Miss Manzie and supported by Mrs Knight
Every week, both classes are taught by Mrs Knight for an afternoon to learn RE and PSHE.
Our class PE sessions are as follows:
Monday – Taught by Mr Higgins and Mr Poole
Tuesday – Taught by class teachers
Year 1 get two pieces of homework to complete every week as well as completing daily reading to be recorded in your Reading Journals.
Homework is given out on Friday and is returned by Wednesday. Please check your children’s book bags for their homework each week.
Summer Term – Seaside Rescue
Our topic this Summer Term is “Seaside Rescue”. This means that throughout the term all our learning will be linked to the seaside, sea and beaches.
In English this term we are going to be looking at a range of fictional stories such as “Someone ate Stanley”, “The Snail and the Whale”, and “The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch”. We will use these books to help us write our own story, instructions and even fact files. We are also going to be writing non-chronological reports (fact files) all about speed boats!
We will also be making our very own post cards from the seaside.
In maths this term we are going to be focusing on grouping and splitting numbers – this is the very start of multiplication and division! We will also be looking at fractions like a half and quarter.
We will also be looking at the features of shapes, and how to tell the time to o’clock and half past.
In Topic for the first half term we are looking at History. We will look at pictures and artefacts of beaches and the seaside at different time periods, and sorting them into old and new. We are very much hoping to have some visitors in to talk about their very own experiences at the beach in the past and how it was different to now. In Geography next half term, we will be locating the countries and their capital cities on maps of the United Kingdom. We will also be identifying human and physical features of beaches and the seaside.
In science this term our topic is animals including humans. We will be looking at the different animals and the categories they belong to, such as mammals and reptiles. We will also be looking at what different animals eat, and whether that makes them a carnivore, herbivore or an omnivore. Finally, we will be looking at basic parts of the human body, and how we are different from other animals.
In DT this first half term, we will be focussing on “The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch” and making him a lunchbox which could keep his food safe from seagulls! We will be experimenting with different ways of cutting and joining fabrics, drawing our design and then physically making it using what we have learnt. In art this term, we are looking at sculptures and models. We will be looking at the artist “Angela Haseltine Possi” and her famous sculptures, discussing what we like and dislike about them. We will then create our very own junk model sculptures of sea creatures.
In music, we will be listening to soundscapes of the beach and the seaside. We will be using different musical instruments, including our voices and bodies, to make our own soundscape of the seaside.
Our two computing days this term are “We are Collectors” and “We are Celebrating”. In “We are Collectors”, we will be gathering pictures of beaches and the seaside and putting these onto a Powerpoint. In “We are Celebrating”, we will be looking at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and making her a card to celebrate on our Ipads.