The Year 1 team would like to welcome you to the new academic year. We hope you've all had a lovely break and your child is ready to learn new and exciting things we have in store for them. We strive to make our learning environments interesting and exciting where we will develop a range of thinking skills through first hand experiences. We will provide a stimulating, challenging and friendly working environment where every child is valued.
The children will still experience play, as we feel it plays a crucial role in children’s learning in all areas especially helping get top grips with the National Curriculum. To enhance the children's learning we will be providing experiences which will include off-site trips.
If you have any questions about Year 1 please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher.
Miss Archer: Bumblebee Class Teacher
Miss Blackwell: Bumblebee Teaching Assistant
Miss Peckett: Butterfly Class Teacher
Mrs Siddals: Butterfly Teaching Assistant
Spring 2 Project
Can you guess what the project will be about after half term?
Spring 1 Project
Hook 1- Monday 7th January
The children arrived back at school on Monday to find a spaceship had crash landed into school. On further enquiry the children discovered two unopened Christmas presents which had poetry books inside. The children were also greeted with an old tea stained message which had a mission for them to complete.
Hook 2- Monday 21st January
The children arrived back from Monday's assembly to find that Mrs P was very cross. Someone had walked footprints of moon flour around the library. On further investigation the children found a child size space suit, a giant inflatable sun and a second mission to complete.
Hook 3- Monday 4th February
Today the Space Dome arrived at Manor Field Infant School, this provided lots of awe and wonder. The children experienced a virtual trip to the moon and found out about all the planets.
Week beginning: 4th February 2019
After a long weekend in the snow, the children arrived back to school on Monday to find a Space Dome had arrived in school. This created awe and wonder and was an excellent hook for children to think about writing questions to ask the experts.
This week in Literacy the children have been researching information about planets in the Solar System. The children then used these facts to complete their third section of their fact files ready to publish next week
In Maths the children have been solving problems related to addition by using concrete objects, pictures and a number line.
In Art this week we have been focusing on a famous artist called Andy Goldsworthy. He created space themed pictures, the children had the opportunity to create their own Space masterpiece using black sugar paper and oil pastels.
Useful websites for planet research
Week beginning: 28th January 2019
This week the children have been continuing to learn facts about Tim Peake and Space. The children used the learn pads and non-fiction texts to research more information and have continued writing information for their fact files.
In Maths the children have been multiplying by using their knowledge of counting in 5's. They have been solving a variety of real life problems and consolidating counting in 5's.
This week we have been focusing on the key text 'The Man on the Moon' and describing our favourite part of the story. You can read the story as an e-book version by following the link below.
Week beginning: 21st January 2019
This week the children have been learning facts about Neil Armstrong and Space. They began looking at fact-files and identifying the title, subheading and purpose of facts. The children used the learn pads and non-fiction texts to research more information.
In Maths the children have been multiplying by using their knowledge of counting in 2's. They have been solving a variety of real life problems and consolidating counting in 2's.
In Art the children have been creating 3D planets by covering balloons in newspaper mache.
Week beginning: 14th January 2019
This week the children have been writing and practising their poems ready for their assembly. The children have written poems about the sun, moon and asteroids. In Maths this week the children have been exploring weight by using the pan scales to measure the weight of objects. See below for the language we have used.
Teddy Bear's Picnic 2018- Autumn 1 Project