Welcome to Year 1
A very warm welcome to year 1!
The children in Year 1 make a smooth transition from the reception class. They build on their previous experiences from E.Y.F.S as they begin the Year 1 curriculum. The work in Year 1 is much more structured and challenging to help the children progress and develop to meet the National Curriculum expectations for this year group.
The children become active learners and develop in becoming more independent during this year. They are encouraged to take risks in their learning and set themselves challenges.
We plan an enriched curriculum to enable the children to become motivated and engaged in their learning. This is topic based where we deliver a cross curriculum approach allowing the children to identify links across the subjects.
Our Spring 1 topic is ‘Town verses Country’. The children are now able to compare the similarities and differences between the two. They have enjoyed creating a model town and countryside using small world resources. In English we read the story ‘Town Mouse and Country Mouse’ to highlight these differences.
Next half term we look forward to our new topic ‘The Enchanted Woodland’. We will be exploring natural objects and bringing the woodland to life in our small world area. The children will create a mini woodland scene and create a map of the forest where the animals we are learning about live.
We are really excited about World Book Day on the 1st March. In English the children are going to write their very first book review.
I hope you have a taste of ‘Life in Year 1’.
Wishing you all a good half term.
Year 1 News
Our house and vice captains have worked together to produce e-safety advice for their fellow pupils. Once editing is complete, it will be sent out to the children.
Maples Class have been learning about how the Rooster was chosen for the Jade Emperor's calendar. They also took a tangram home to try it out on their families!
Willows Class were very excited today because they had a visit from Erik the Viking. See Twitter for more pictures!
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