Welcome to Year 1
Mrs. J. Mantegna (Y1 Teacher MT)
Ms. A. Phillips (Y1 Teacher WThF)
Mrs. N. Dunstone (LSA)
Year One is the first year in Key Stage One. The children's education is planned using the National Curriculum via our Creative Curriculum. We use cross-curricular learning themes in which subjects overlap to reinforce and compliment each other. Each learning theme is planned carefully to meet the needs and capabilities of the child. We aim to develop knowledge, concepts, skills and attitudes necessary for the child's whole development.
Y1 HOME LEARNING LINKS
- Phonics Play
- Spelling Shed
- Phonics Bloom
- Hit the Button
Start of the day: 8.40am
End of the day: 2.55pm
Please drop off and collect from the Monks Hill gate.
Start of Term 4: 19.3.21
Walk to Worlebury Woods
On Tuesday 18th May, Year One walked from school to Worlebury Woods to identify the different types of trees that grow in our local area as part of our topic 'How does your garden grow?' We were amazed by the variety of trees that grow in the woods and identified beech, horse chestnut, sycamore, elder, alder and yew trees!
Year One WOW Day
For our WOW day, the Year One children have been busy clearing, weeding and planting seeds in the Year One gardening area. We have planted strawberries, cucumbers, tomatoes, potatoes, lettuce and lots of flowers for our wild flower garden. The children have also planted their own sunflower and bean seeds inspired by our learning about Jack and the Beanstalk.
Terms 5 & 6
This term our learning will be based around the question, 'How does your garden grow?' We have set the children the challenge of designing and creating our own Year One garden where we can grow our own plants, fruits and vegetables. Watch this space for updates! More details about our topic can be found on our project map
As part of our learning about Africa, we have been exploring African patterns and prints. We used our learning to design and make our own African necklaces. We think they look amazing!
We have had great fun celebrating Easter in Year One. We have retold the Easter story, made our own Easter cards and made some delicious chocolate Easter nests. Yum!
As a school we will be using the online reading programme Bug Club. Your child will therefore be allocated books electronically on Bug Club each week (rather than being given a whole band). As with hard copy books, your child’s book will only be changed once they are completed (along with the quiz or comprehension questions that come with the book). Please continue to fill in your child’s Reading Record as this will be shown to the teacher by your child each week and house points awarded as usual. Alternatively, you can photograph the Reading Record page and send it to the class teacher via your child’s portfolio in Class Dojo. Below is a short video explaining how to use your child's virtual book bag.
Welcome back to school and to Year One! We are very excited to be welcoming you back to school. We will begin by having two induction days where we will be getting to know each other better, sharing our experiences since we've been away and creating our class charter together to set out the agreed expectations in Year One. This will include rules and routines around measures to keep ourselves safe in our year group bubble due to the Coronavirus. Following the induction, we will begin our learning project, 'X Marks the Spot'. There is a link to the planned learning opportunities above. Further information and home learning will be shared to parents and children via Class Dojo.
Other Weekly Activities (with links):
- Reading daily (Oxford Owl)
- Teach Your Monster to Read
- NumBots/TT Rock Stars
- Daily Fitness (SuperMovers, GoNoodle)
- Reading Challenges
- Phonics Revision 1 2
- Drawing with Rob
- https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ Use the code CVDTWINKLHELPS to access free resources
- https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/primary-resources/ (for different maths activities and greater depth)
- https://www.themathsfactor.com/ (free maths lessons from Carol Vorderman)
- www.gonoodle.com (for mindfulness, yoga, dance and PE workouts)
- https://www.literacyshed.com/the-ks1-shed.html (for short videos to inspire writing)
- https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv (Joe Wicks daily workout from 9am)
- https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-collection/zbr4scw (for wake and shakes)
- http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob (for free art tutorials)
- https://nrich.maths.org/8495 (for maths problem solving activities)