Year 1 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Year 1!
A Bug's Life
Join Flik and his friends as we learn some super facts about Minibeasts.
We will be going on minibeast hunts, exploring different habitats and creating our own artist inspired minibeast collage.
Miss Theo and Miss Bird have been amazed with how well the children have settled onto Year 1 this term. They have worked really hard and are making great progress with their learning.
In English the main focus has been for the children to use the phonics in their independent writing as well as remembering their capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. They also looked at a story structure and re-wrote the story of "A Bug's Life" in their own words. The children were also introduced to adjectives and how they can make our writing more exciting.
In Maths the children have been looking at place value and understanding how many tens and ones make a number. They were also introduced to the more than and less than symbols < >, then used these to compare numbers. The children were then introduced to measuring, focusing on length and height. They went out on a natue walk and collected stick, they then compared the length of the sticks within their groups using key vocubulary in their discussion.
In Science the children have been looking at the seasons. They carried out an Autumn Walk and discussed what the signs of Autumn were. They have also completed a weather chart, recording the weather for a full week. they then compared their findings and discussed how the weather would be different in another season.
In Art the children have been looking at the artist Andy Goldsworthy. They were amazed his artwork and sculptures that is created by only using natural materials. The children then created their own Andy Goldsworthy inspired art.
Please visit our gallery to see photos of the children's artwork.
In Computing the children have been using BeeBots. They have been discussing direction and understanding what programming means. The children have been setting their BeeBot instructions and navigating them to different key points.
In Music the children have been introduced to new vocabulary such as 'beat' and 'tempo'. They then used musical instruments to find the beat to different types of music as well as discussing the tempo of the music.
In PE the children have been practising their teawork skills during their Games sessions and also exploring different balances in their Gymnastic sessions.
In RE the children have been looking at Christianity and the Bible. The chidren discussed why the Bible is so important to Christians and were intoduced to
"The Creation Story".
Miss Theo's Class
Files to Download
Year 1 Isolation Letter - October 2020 Y1 Welcome Letter 3rd September 2020 A Bug's Life Holistic plan 100 high frequency words