Year 1 2019-2020
Spring Term 2
Welcome back to school after the half term break. Our topic for this half term is Dinosaur Planet. The attached parent information sheet will give you an overview of what your children will be learning about. I will send home the knowledge organisers for this topic, in the first week back, to give you more detail about the specific content. I have also attached the recommended book list that complements the topic. We will have access to some of the texts on the lists in the classroom but if you happen to have any of the books at home your child may want to bring them into school to share with their peers.
The work we do through our topic this half term will be collected together ready to create our own dinosaur museum! We will be very excited to share this with you at our next parent/carer celebration session towards the end of term.
We will continue to have PE lessons on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon so please ensure your child's PE kit is in school for those days. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to come and speak to me. I look forward to seeing you and all the children on Monday.
Mrs J. Chidgey
Homework Friday 7th February
Real Life Heroes
As part of our topic on Superheroes, we have been thinking about real life heroes, who help to keep us safe every day, without wearing a cape and a mask. We have identified the types of jobs people do in our community, that save people's lives and prevent us from being in danger, such as firefighters, soldiers, doctors, paramedics etc. Today two of our parents came into school to tell us about the jobs they do and how they keep people safe everyday. Mrs Trimble is a detective in the police force and spoke about how she helps to catch criminals and help people who may be lost or may have had an accident. Mrs Potter is a neonatal nurse in a local hospital and spoke about how she helps little babies if they are poorly when they are born or are born too early. The children enjoyed the chance to try on some police uniform and look at some of the equipment they use and practise feeding a baby through a feeding tube and changing it's nappy.
Homework Friday 31st January
Homework Friday 24th January
Homework Friday 17th January
Homework Friday 10th January
Spring Term 1
Welcome back to school after the Christmas holidays. I hope you and your children had a fabulous time over the last two weeks. I am very excited to be back at school and to start 2020 with an exciting Superheroes topic to capture the imaginations of the children. I have attached the parent information sheet for you, to give you an overview of what your children will be learning about through this topic, and I will send home the knowledge organisers that go with it to give you more detail. I have also attached the recommended book list that complements the topic. We will have access to some of the texts on the lists in the classroom but if you happen to have any of the books at home your child may want to bring them into school to share with their peers. We will be making links to heroes in our communities through our topic and I would like to invite any parents who work in our public services such as nursing, policing or firefighting to come into school to talk to the children about what your job involves and how you help people every day. If you would be interested in coming into school, please let us know. If you have any questions of queries please do not hesitate to come and speak to me. I look forward to seeing you and all the children on Tuesday.
Mrs J. Chidgey
Homework Friday 1st November
Welcome back to our new half term.
Welcome back to school for the second half of our autumn term. I hope you all enjoyed your half term break.
This half term our creative curriculum topic will be 'Moon Zoom'. During the work we do on this topic we will be looking at the properties of everyday materials in science, the lives of significant individuals and changes that have occurred within our lifetimes in history and using basic geographical vocabulary to identify features on Earth from satellite images. The children will gain an insight into what life would be like on the moon and living inside a space craft through the presentation being delivered inside the science dome to start off our topic. We will then continue to capture the children's imaginations and creativity by exploring a crashed alien space craft site and in our space craft role play area inside the classroom.
We will also be learning about the story of creation in our Religious Education lessons and making use of lots of creative writing opportunities linked to our Moon Zoom theme. In maths we will be covering the main topics of sequencing and sorting, fractions, capacity, money and time. We will continue to have PE lessons on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.
I am looking forward to another successful half term with the children where we can enjoy our learning through lots of hands on a creative activities.
Mrs J. Chidgey
Moon Zoom useful documents
Friday 11th October Homework
Friday 4th October Homework
Homework Friday 27.9.19
Homework Friday 20.9.19
Homework Friday 13.9.19
The children enjoyed sharing their books from home with their friends on National Read a Book day.
Homework Friday 6.9.19
Welcome Back - September 2019
Welcome back after the summer and welcome to Year 1. I hope you and your children have had a lovely six week break.
The children have made a super start to Year 1 this week and are becoming familiar with the rules, routines and expectations of their new classroom. Our first topic for our creative learning for this year is 'The Enchanted Woodland'. I have attached a summary sheet for the topic to give you an overview of the curriculum content that will be covered by the topic and a copy of the 'Pick and Mix' optional homework ideas that you and your child could choose to complete over the half term. I have also attached a copy of the welcome letter which will give you some information about the timetable and expectations for the Year.
I am looking forward to a great year with the children in /year 1 full of fun, smiles and learning. If you have any questions or queries throughout the year then please contact me and I will be happy to help.
Mrs J. Chidgey