Welcome to Year 1!
Our teacher is Mrs Davis, and our TAs are Mrs Gilli-Ross, Mrs Weller, Mrs Jarmin and Mrs Hinton. Mrs Swallow teaches us on Thursday mornings.
Autumn Term 2023
In our 'Being me in my world' topic, Year 1 will learning about ourselves including our senses. We will be sketching and drawing self portraits and learning how to colour mix. We will use our body parts to make sounds in Music. We will also be learning about toys, looking at how they have changed over time. We will compare our favourite toys to our parents and grandparents favourite toys. We will be learning about the history of worry dolls and in Design and Technology we will plan, make and review our own worry dolls.
Our English lessons start with labels, lists and captions. We will be making labels for the classroom to help us with tidying up! We will then move onto descriptive writing, using the book Farmer Duck as our focus. We will work on using capital letters, full stops and leaving finger spaces between words. After that we will be retelling The Last Noo-noo and then learning about letter writing through The Jolly Christmas Postman so that we can write our own letters to Santa! We also have daily handwriting practice to ensure letters are correctly formed and to practice writing the Harder to Read and Spell words. Our daily phonics lessons will continue on from our learning in Reception. We will also have daily Guided Reading sessions to embed our phonic knowledge.
In our Maths lessons we will be begin with positional language. We will be directing our friends through mazes we make in the playground and following instructions to position toys in various ways. We will then move on to addition and subtraction, finding patterns in numbers, estimating and ordering.
Our PE sessions this term will focus fundamentals, gymnastics and dance. We will have a go at Barn Dancing as part of our work on Farmer Duck! Mrs Swallow will be teaching us P.E. on a Thursday.
Our values for the Autumn term are justice, creativity, honesty and peace. These themes are incorporated into our RE lessons and we will also be applying them to all areas of our learning and school life. We will learn about Harvest, Creation, stories of light and Incarnation. Alongside both P.E. and R.E., we will be talking about the 5 ways to wellbeing. These are connect, be active, take notice, give and keep learning.
In our PSHE sessions we will be continuing with our JIGSAW scheme of work. The topics for this term are being me in my world and then we look at celebrating differences.
Throughout each week we have time to for Independent Learning, when we can choose to work in an area of our own interest. This encourages independence, creativity, cooperation and inquisitiveness. We also have 'rainbow challenges' to complete each week. These help to embed our learning across the curriculum in a more 'hands on' way.