Year 1 - 2018 - 2019
Here you will find lots of information on what Year 1 have been up to and what we are looking forward to!
Welcome to Year 1
Welcome to Year 1! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter break and have returned to school fully rested and ready for our busy term ahead.
Our topic this half term is ‘Water everywhere!’ and we will be looking closely at our local environment and doing some fieldwork to the River Lea. This topic links closely with our Science topic of 'Plants'. Our following topic will be ‘Continents and Creatures'. We will be identifying and classifying different animals, and looking at where the animals are from.
I am hoping that we will be able to spend lots more time learning outdoors this term, so please could you ensure that your child has appropriate clothing for the weather (I.e. if it’s raining, they will need a waterproof coat, and if it is sunny, please send them in with a hat to wear outside). Also, lots of our PE lessons will be outside this term, so please ensure your child has trainers in school.
Thank you all for your continued support at home.
Our trip to the Toy Museum!
On Tuesday, 2nd April we embarked on our journey to Bethnal Green to visit the V&A Museum of Childhood. And what a fantastic day we had! We saw old toys, new toys, metal toys, wooden toys, toys that move, toys that didn't, toys that were a bit creepy, and many more along the way!
During our visit we had a great talk by two of the museum employees about all the different moving toys- and we got to play with them too!
Today we celebrated World Book Day by getting together with our buddies in year 5.
Brilliant Book Buddies Browsing in the Bibliothèque!
More RE learning!
Our new topic in RE is 'Mary, our Mother'. We have started off our learning by listening and responding to the story of the Annunciation. We orally retold the story, considered why Mary might have been chosen by God, and thought about how Mary might have been feeling and why.
The children all produced some wonderful art work, prayers or drama about the story.
We are learning about the Creation. Today we learnt the story and the order of events, and we made our own 'world' in our classroom. The children then all made their own piece of artwork of something in God's World that they love, and we said thank you to God.
Some of our Maths learning
We have been looking closely at the numbers to 20; counting forwards and backwards, finding numbers in between, and matching numbers of objects to the written number. We have been looking at recognising the numbers to 20, and we even tried making some of them with our bodies!
Some of our English learning
We have been looking at some weather poems and Nursery rhymes in English. We talked about what would make a good performance, and then some of the children were brave enough to perform their poem in front of the class!