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Year 1

WELCOME TO YEAR 1

 

 

Chestnut Class - Miss Woodley

Beech Class - Mr Ruffer

 

 

Our topics this term are "Dinosaurs" and "Circus".

Important information

 

Homework:

Alongside daily reading, Bug Club and the weekly page from your CGP Mental Workout maths books, Take-Away Tasks (in place of weekly homework tasks) can be completed at any stage over the half term, and brought in to school upon completion to share with your teacher and class by Friday 5th April.


PE:
Beech and Chestnut class have PE on a Friday.

Children need to wear black shorts, a red t-shirt and a pair of plimsolls or trainers. Please ensure your child has no earrings in and that long hair is tied back on this day.

 

Swimming:
Beech class have swimming on a Tuesday
Chestnut class have swimming on a Tuesday

Children need to have a swimsuit or swimming trunks and a towel. Goggles are optional. All children MUST have a swimming hat. Hats are available to purchase from the office for £1.50.

 

Please ensure your child's name is on all items of clothing.

Year 1 recommended reading list

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs 1 We sorted dinosaurs based on their characteristics
Dinosaurs 2 We met a real T-Rex called Milly!
Dinosaurs 3 We measured a dinosaur footprint using our shoes.
Dinosaurs 4 We measured a dinosaur footprint using counters.
Dinosaurs 5 We were palaeontologists for the day.

Fossil Digging

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Picture 1 We went on a shape hunt around the school.
Picture 2 We went on a shape hunt around the school.
Picture 3 We have been using sound mats in our writing.
Picture 4 We have been sequencing familiar stories.
Picture 5 We have been sequencing familiar stories.

Black History Week

Black History Week 1 Building with Magna-tiles.
Black History Week 2 Paper skylines and captions.
Black History Week 3 Our finished skyline.

For Black History Week, we studied the artist Stephen Wiltshire, who creates amazing drawings of city skylines, entirely from memory.

We created our own skylines, first using paper shapes, then using 3D building blocks.

First Weeks in Year 1

First Weeks in Year 1 1 In science, we labelled humans and animals.
First Weeks in Year 1 2 In science, we labelled humans and animals.
First Weeks in Year 1 3 In science, we labelled humans and animals.
First Weeks in Year 1 4 We have been practising our writing.
First Weeks in Year 1 5 We have been practising our writing.
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