Welcome to Year 1M 2020-2021
We would like to offer you and your child a very warm welcome to Year 1 and back to school. It is lovely to welcome everyone back and to see your children’s smiling faces. We know that the past six months has been a very strange and confusing time, but between the home-schooling and working from home, we hope that you have managed to make some lovely memories together.
Since returning to school, all the children have begun to forge friendships, set learning goals and create lasting memories. We are excited to be teaching and guiding each child through the next stage of their learning adventure. It is an exciting year for your children as they begin their journey in Key Stage One. We are pleased to have Mrs Dodd in our Year 1 bubble who will be helping us this year.
In Year 1, we have high expectations of all the children and we ask that they come to school with a positive attitude to learning. Our classroom is a caring and positive environment where praise and encouragements are used to help every child thrive. As a school, we have the Golden Rules for behaviour, which we follow in our classroom and have displayed for your children to see.
Throughout the year, lots of new and exciting learning will take place. As always, we value the support you give your child at home and wish to continue this positive partnership throughout the year. Now more than ever, a little and often approach to practising phonics and reading will have a powerful and prolonged impact on making long lasting connections and developing your child’s fundamental learning skills.
As you can appreciate, the start and end of the school day can be very busy, especially during these unusual times. Therefore, if you have any concerns please email or make a telephone appointment with the school office. This will allow me to give you my undivided attention.
Throughout the year we will continue to update this page, sharing details of the exciting learning and any useful links. We work hard but have lots of fun in class 1M and look forward to sharing our photographs with you.
Please do not hesitate to speak to us if you have any questions throughout the year,
Year 1 Overview of Themes 2020-2021
From 8th March our P.E. lessons will continue to be on a Monday and a Thursday. Your child should bring their PE kit on both of those days.
Reading books with be given out on a Monday and taken back in for changing on a Friday.
I can't believe we have already started the summer term in year 1M. You have all made such fantastic progress and have grown up so much since joining our class in September.
This summer term is filled with just as many exciting learning opportunities and adventures as the previous ones.This term, you will all become authors, historians and scientist, just to name a few and we will continue our learning journey together.
We started the Spring Term learning from home - take a look at some of the amazing work we completed during this time. See if you can spot examples of our PSHE, history, English, phonics and science work as you watch the slideshow.
Year 1’s first term was very exciting and all the children worked really hard. During the Autumn Term, we loved learning about The Great Fire of London. We created freeze frames based on extracts of Samuel Pepys diary and some children created 3D models of a Tudor house which would have been in London during 1666. We enjoyed reading and writing our own versions of ‘Zog’ and ‘Lost and Found’. In Maths, we worked hard making sure we knew our numbers to 20 and we could calculate single digit numbers using our addition and subtraction methods. We really enjoyed learning about seasonal changes. The children can use scientific vocabulary to identify weather patterns and explain why we have day and night. During the Christmas period, we designed and made our moving Christmas cards. The children did a super job at making their cards move by using levers and pivots. We also took part in a reading competition hosted by the National Literacy Trust.
Links to Additional Websites
Below you will find some additional websites that will help with your child's educational development.
Purple Mash: https://www.purplemash.com/sch/ourlady-pr5
Phonics Play: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk