Year 1 2018 - 2019
Your teachers are:
1A – Miss Patterson with Mrs Pugh
1B – Mrs Molloy and Mrs Hughes with Mrs Wood
1C – Miss Gough-Hughes with Mrs Staples
1D – Mrs Jones with Mrs Roberts
Happy Spring! We are excited for what teaching and learning we will be doing this term. Our main focus is learning about the Royal family with a particular focus on Queens including Queen Elizabeth 11 and Queen Victoria. Also, we will be doing lots of learning on Prince Harry as he is our hero this term. We will be making links with Prince Harry and how he shows our character trait for this term: positivity. As part of our history lessons, we will completing a timeline of the Royal family, a family tree and learn some interesting facts about Kings and Queens of past and present. Year 1 children will be using their learning of the Royal family, to plan, design, make and evaluate a Royal carrriage as part of their Design and Technology lessons. In music, we will be looking at royal fanfares and trying to recreate similar sounds to this, using a variety of tuned and untuned instruments. In literacy, we will be focussing on the hilarious book the Queen’s knickers and a non-fiction text about Queen Elizabeth 11. Our writing will include us writing a fact booklet about our current Queen, writing a set of instructions to build our carriage and writing a letter to the Queen to tell her all about us. Children have already showed great interest and enjoyment in this topic and are excited to share their current learning of the Royal family.
This term, we are also excited to celebrate some fantastic events including: British Science week, Red Nose Day, World Book Day, International Women’s Day etc. We will be sharing our learning of these events, on our website.
A Right Royal Visit in Year One!
This week we were lucky enough to have the artist, Ian Fennelly, come into school and help us to make sculptures of kings and queens. We used recycled milk bottles and decorated them. It was a great day, which we all enjoyed, including the volunteers!
Happy New Year! We are excited to start 2019 with many things to look forward to in Year 1.
In Geography we are learning about Africa and the affect of its climate on life and culture.
In Art, we are looking at the work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo and will be creating self portraits with fruit. In addition, we have a visiting artist, Ian Fennelly, coming into school to make sculptures of kings and queens to link with our History topic.
Parents Evenings are on 22nd and 23rd January. Please book your appointment online to see your child's class teacher.
INN-spectors Christmas Celebration
The children have been learning the songs for their Christmas celebration. Please see the Christmas Nativity link on our Year 1 page for the songs and lyrics.
Year 1 will be performing 'The INN-spectors' at Claremount Church on Thursday 13th December at 2pm.
We ask that a maximum of 2 people per child attend the performance. This is to due to space retrictions in the church.
Thursday 20th December - Christmas Party
We will be having a Christmas party on the last day of school. Children are invited to wear their own clothes or Christmas jumpers and bring in a donation for our Christmas charity 'Save the Children'.
Trip to the Zoo on Wednesday 7th November
We had a lovely time at Chester Zoo on Wednesday. We saw lots of animals, including lions, bears, chimpanzees, giraffes, camels, boa constrictors, okapi, zebras, a sloth, butterflies, bats and my personal favourite the penguins, to name but a few.
Here's a few photos from 1D. We even managed to keep smiling when the rain started!
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome all children back to school. As a team, we cannot wait to get to know your child and support them on their journey in Year 1. We hope this term will be a positive start to the new school year in which your child feels happy, safe and settled within their new surroundings. Already, we can tell that all children have begun the year with an excellent readiness to learn and a keen interest in the topics we will be covering. We look forward to sharing your child's achievements and recognising their individual successes. Thank you in advance for your support at home.
Wallasey Walk Monday 1st October 2018
We had a lovely time on our Wallasey Walk yesterday. Many thanks to all our helpers. We walked up St Hilary's Brow, along Claremount Road and down Sandy Lane.
We spotted many different types of buildings - flats, a retirement home, two schools, a garage, a doctor's surgery and churches.
Here are a couple of photos from it. Even the rain stayed off!
|Monday||Reading Homework to be returned Daily|
|Tuesday||PE for all of Year 1|
|Friday||Maths and Writing homework sent home|
Every Friday the children in Year 1 will be given maths and spelling homework. This homework must be returned by the following Wednesday. There will also be optional online homework on Education City and My Maths. The children will be given a password for this once they have been shown how to use it in school. This may be a few weeks into the school term.
We would encourage children in year 1 to read every day and suggest that reading is a minimum of 4 times during the week. The children can change their books every day and we would ask that parents make a comment and sign their reading record books to communicate with the teacher. Teachers will check and sign reading record books once a week. Each week there is a space for the children to draw a picture or make a comment on what they have read. Some suggestions would be:
- What has been your favourite story this week?
- Draw and label a picture of one of the characters.
- Draw a picture of your favourite part of the story.
- Non-fiction - Write down an interesting fact from your book.
RESPECT and Behaviour
During this half term the children will be learning about the word RESILIENCE and what this means to them. They will be thinking about how they can use resilience to overcome difficulties and to help them to progress academically and socially. Each week the teachers will nominate one child that they have noticed being resilient. These children will be known as our ‘Learning Heroes’. They will receive a special certificate in assembly and will have their picture displayed on the wall. During the first week back at school the children have created class charters in which they discuss their own roles and responsibilities with regards to their behaviour and conduct in school. It has been a very positive way to start the school year with the children keen to follow their charters and stay in the positive behaviour zones.
Each half term the children have a learning hero to help them to learn about positive character attributes. These people are a mix of famous people who the children may or may not have heard of. We are beginning the year with learning about a fictional character. Judy Hopps is featured in Zootropolis. She is determined to make the world a better place while breaking preconceptions about other species. She has had to show resilience to become the first bunny to join the police force. We hope that this learning hero will bring some fun as the children think about their own characters.
Year 1 Curriculum
Our curriculum map can be viewed by clicking on the attachment below.
The children will begin the year by finding out about the local area. They will go on a walk around Wallasey village and discuss the different types of buildings in their local environemt. At forest school they will get to make some tasty soup using fresh vegetables.
During their art lessons they will be exploring colours and painting and printing techniques. They will be linking their work to the artist Mondrian.
Children will continue to have daily Read Write Inc lessons. uring these lessons they will practise their phonics and read and write daily. Children will also take part in shared reading and writing lessons throughout the term. The key texts that they will be using this term will be:
- If you would like more guided reading books to complete with your child at home please visit https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ and create a free account. The books are banded and have questions at the end to aid comprehension.
- If you would like your child to practice their phonics sounds we recommend www.phonicsplay.co.uk which is packed with free games.
- If you feel you want more resources at home to support the teaching of phonics, the RWI sound cards are available on amazon. Speak to your class teacher if you are unsure whether set 1, 2 or 3 is appropriate for your child.
If there is anything else feel would be useful to have on the website please ask your class teacher.
Files to Download
Year 1: St George's News items
Year 1: Our Gallery items
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