Class Teacher: Mrs Hills
Teaching Assistants: Mrs James, Mrs Dibden
Click to download the Year 1 Curriculum : Year 1 curriculum letter Summer 2018
Useful websites for Year 1
http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk – Great for phonic games, some are free
without having to subscribe.
http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk – A fabulous all round site covering all areas of the
http://www.ictgames.com – Has phonics, literacy and maths games
http://www.learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org – Great site for phonics,
literacy, speaking and listening. It is really good for songs and rhymes.
Have a look below to see what we have been up to!
ICT in Year 1
Year One have had a fantastic year learning about all the different ICT programs. One of our favourite programs has been the 2Simple Software. We really enjoyed learning how to use 2Animate. We created our own animations and during ‘Wow’ week we created a moving slideshow of someone trying to do the Guinness Book of Records’ hula hoop challenge.
Year One have been learning about Pentecost in God Matters. Pentecost is when we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit. We talked about the symbols of the Holy Spirit which include flames, wind and a dove. The children made their own flames and acted out the story of Pentecost.
Well done Year One.
We have had an amazing and exhausting start to the spring term! In Maths we have made our own clocks and have started learning to tell the time to the hour and half hour. We had a great time deciding what we could do if we travelled in time!
This linked rather nicely to our Topic this term, Inventors. We learnt how Leonardo Da Vinci designed the first parachute and how the Wright Brothers invented the first airplane. We looked back in history and found out how transport has changed. We wrote instructions on how to make our own model cars from different materials and objects, with real working wheels.
With our cars made we decided to see which car could travel the farthest, which we measured using cubes.
To end our ‘Let’s Build’ Topic, we imagined what it would be like to live in a world where houses were made out of different materials. We built our ‘alternative’ houses for the Three Little Pigs to live in, out of food!!
In Literacy we drew the most amazing pictures of a pigeon by listening to the instructions given by Mrs Smith.
In all we have all had a great start to the New Year and Spring term. We all very much look forward to the rest of the Spring term.
Autumn Term 2017
A great start to the year!
The children have had a great start to year one. After saying goodbye to Mrs Hills, they have welcomed Mrs Smith as their new teacher. The children have all settled well to the change. In maths, we have been practising our numbers, both how to write them in the correct order and the spelling, as well as knowing our number bonds to ten.
In literacy, we have been looking at rhyming words, sequencing of familiar stories and punctuation of simple sentences. We continue to learn and secure many of the phonics sounds learnt during last year in Ducklings.
Our topic this term was all about the Great Fire of London. The children very much enjoyed learning a new song with actions included, which was performed at our class assembly.
We also were very excited when we were lucky enough to see the Creepy Crawly Show at our school. Most of the children were happy to touch the reptiles and some even had the chance to see a land snail very up close!!
In all we have had a fabulous start to year one, albeit hard work, and we are all looking forward to next term.