Welcome to Year 1
It has been an absolute pleasure to welcome the children into the Fir class. They have all settled really well and seem to be enjoying the new Year 1 environment. We have started some fantastic learning and are looking forward to our topic this term 'Marvellous Me'.
Please find below our Autumn term leaflet and the powerpoint we showed at our Year 1 parent meeting on Wednesday.
Our First Term
It is hard to believe we have been back at school for 7 weeks already. The children have settled into their new year group and routines absolutely brilliantly. It has been a real pleasure getting to know the children and building a happy, caring Fir class we can all enjoy.
This term, we have been learning about ourselves through our topic 'Marvellous Me'; doing lots of work around numbers in Maths; working on Peace at Last by Jill Murphy in our English lessons and looking at maps in Geography. We have been very busy and have produced some excellent work as a result of our hard work.
In Maths this term we have been looking at number. We have been making numbers using different equipment; ordering numbers; finding 1 more and 1 less; counting on and back in 1s and 2s and solving word problems. We have also looked at 2D shapes and have been learning their names and some of their properties.
In English, we have been looking at what makes a sentence. We have started to use our sentence toolkit to help us write super sentences. Ask us to show you our actions for each tool in our toolkit. We have been reading lots of books by our Author of the Term, Jill Murphy. Our favourite has been Peace At Last. In English we have been learning the story and sequencing it. We have innovated the story, by changing the middle part and then have written our own section of the story. It has been really good fun. We all feel quite sorry for poor Mr Bear, who just can't seem to get any sleep!
In Geography, we have been learning about our local area and maps. We have been drawing our own maps and making up our own map symbols. This week we went on a local walk around Woodford to spot human and physical features. We then drew our own maps of the route. We have also been discussing the different types of houses we all live in. Ask us what sort of houses we spotted on our walk and hopefully we'll be able to tell you!