Welcome to Year One

In Year One we are super lucky to have two teachers and teaching assistants to share our learning journey throughout the year.

We believe in celebrating every child as an individual and strive to provide fun and exciting experiences, to instill a love of lifelong learning.

Take a look at our Spring Term Time Table...

Meet the Teachers

Mrs Baynham

Teaching days: Monday & Tuesday all day, Wednesday mornings

Mrs Hammond

Mrs Hammond

Teaching days: Wednesday afternoons, Thursday and Friday all day.

Meet the Teaching Assistants

 

Mrs  Hawkins

Full Time

 

Mrs Dews

Every Morning

 

Mrs Hodgetts

2:00-3:15pm

Our Sponsered Memory Walk for Alzheimer's

I am so incredibly proud to announce that our wonderful infant’s raised an outstanding

£830

for the Alzheimer’s society!

Our Welly walk took us down from school to the local players. We walked the whole distance of the play area and field before returning back to school for a well-earned snack. It was just over a mile and about 2000 steps each!

But that wasn’t all we did…

During the Autumn term we had lots of discussions about what Alzheimer’s is and what it means to have this life changing disease. We shared a story about a child’s grandmother who has dementia and what this meant for the child and the symptoms they could see.

We had a visit from our local Alzheimer’s Society representative who told us facts about dementia and how they help people. She explained that the money we have raised will be split equally into research for a cure, community support and individual help and care.

I would like to say a massive thank you for all of your support and time that was put into getting all the sponsors.

Mrs Hammond

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Here we are completing our walk on a beautiful October day!

Our Spring Term 1 Topic is...

'Are you ready to be a Time Travellor?'

Take a look at our topic web to find out all of the wonderful things we will be getting stuck into this half term.

LONDON'S BURNING!

On our first journey through time it took us to Pudding Lane in 1666.

The Great Fire of London has just started!

Take a look at how we worked together to put the fire out using the tools they would have used in 1666. There were no fire engines, hoses or protective clothing.

Ask your child how they tried to stop the fire!

Testing Materials

Year 1 asked themselves,

What material will be the most flammable?

Before we conducted the experiment we predicted what results we thought we would gather. The children thought the paper would burn first, then the cardboard and then the wood.

 

Here is what we saw...

Numbers! Numbers!  They're everywhere!

At the start of the Autumn Term we went out and about looking for as many numbers as we could find. Take a look what we created!

Creating Our Memory Bottles

As we shared the story memory bottles, we talked about our favourite memories and why they were special to us. We went on to creating our very own Memory Bottles, filling them with our memories.

Each one unique and individual just like us and our memories.

Education Station

Here you will find resources and 'Top Tips' for supporting your child at home.

Your child's learning experience doesn't stay at school. Their home experiences and parental invlovement in their education is crucial.

If you have any skills that may enrich or support our topic please let us know. We would love your involvement!

~ Phonics ~

Top Tip...

Keep each sound short (without adding 'uh' at the end). It helps to whisper! For example, adding 'uh' means 'cat' becomes 'curater' when these sounds are blended together.

Help your Child fall in Love with Reading

Reading with your child once a day can have a huge impact on their ability to think creatively and question and source information. It builds their confidence and skills in breaking down the words into sounds to allow them to read new words.

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We ask that you try to find some time once a day, even if it's just 10 minutes, to read with your child.

We encourage that your child should hear you read if possible, so they can experience a wide range of books, and build on their vocabulary.

This doesn't always have  to be snuggled up at bedtime, it could be whilst you're making dinner, reading a recipe or following instruction whilst building furniture or washing clothes.

Maths

We follow a scheme called 'Busy Ants' to deliver our maths lessons. To find out our focus this half term, please take a look at our topic web.

Making Maths Meaningful and Fun!

Maths can sometimes be a daunting subject for either yourself or your child, so it's important they have plenty of suppmort at school and at home.

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Make maths fun and allow the children to see its everywhere; we use it everyday!

Take them shopping with you and ask them to find the price or count your change. Sing counting song, measure out ingredients or even just count the steps on the stairs.