Welcome To Year 1
Mrs. Winters, Mrs. Walker and Mr. Pratt
We are a very friendly, busy and polite group of children who love to be active
and have lots of questions. Have a look at our class page to see just some of the things that we have been doing.
We have begun the year learning about being a good learner and having a "Growth Mindset." To help us to do this we have been finding out about Percy Perseverance, Fabulous Focus, Emily Effort, General Independence and Roaring Courage. We are trying to earn lots of stickers for our attitude.
Seasonal Change. Year 1 have been down into Adel Woods to find out all about the changes that take place in Autumn. We learned to look at different leaf shapes and fruits to help us name the trees. We learned all about seed dispersal and how the berries and nuts on the trees feed the animals and create new trees....and we had a great time splashing in the mud in our wellies!
To help us to learn the story of Noah's Ark, we told the story using props that we could find in the classroom. We used a basket for the ark, Duplo people for Noah and his family and cloths for the rain and the sea. We were great at making the sound effects of the storm! We then worked in our groups to make a story sequence, everyone being responsible for a different part of the story.
Year 1 Class Assembly
There were so many very proud parents and staff when Year 1 did their class assembly. The children knew their lines and spoke up beautifully, loudly and clearly. The children shared some of our learning about being a good learner, some of our animal facts and the Story of Creation. The children also sang with real enthusiasm. Well done children!
Year 1 have had a very busy day making buns to sell at the Macmillan coffee morning. We watched how the ingredients changed and mixed and loved decorating them all.
We had a fantastic day with Dean from "Meet the Creature." We learned all about the different animal groups - amphibians, reptiles, minibeasts, birds, mammals and fish. We also got to handle two snakes, a gecko, a chinchilla, a frog, a lizard, a tortoise, a millipede and a tarantula!
We have been learning about all the different kinds of marks we can make with mark makers: squiggles, zig-zags, straight lines, spirals, curves, spots, dots and many, many more. We used autumn colours to fill in some horse chestnut leaf shapes.
We loved using white boards to practise our handwriting, letter formation and "Hold a sentence," not forgetting our capital letters and full stops.
Numbers - we have been showing some of the things that we already know and playing with numbers finding different ways to show them.