Year 1 Summer 2019
Jack and the Beanstalk
Year 1 have had a busy term learning all about plants and how to grow them. We have learnt about what a plant needs to grow and we have enjoyed caring for our plants and watching them grow. We have proved to have green fingers because our bean plants are nearly as tall Jack’s from Jack and the Bean stalk!
We have also planted sunflowers and potatoes and we are looking forward to finding out which class’s sunflowers grow the tallest.
We have also been very lucky to have little feathered visitors in our classes this half term. We watched the chicks hatch and they grew very quickly indeed! We will be very sad to see them return to the farm.
Year 1 Spring 2019
Roll up, Roll up!
We have had an exciting term in Year 1. We started the topic with pirate day where the children were immersed in becoming a pirate. We also enjoyed our trip to Actions Stations. We definitely turned a few heads in Southsea, as 90 children with their adults dressed up as pirates marched through the dockyard! We learnt lots of facts about pirates that we were able to bring back to school with us which supported our writing of some pirate poems.
We also had a visit from the circus. Nicki came in and taught us some brilliant circus tricks. Some of us found it a bit tricky but we were Persevering Penguins and managed to achieve some of the tricks. We thoroughly enjoyed dressing up and putting on our circus performance to our grown-ups. The children performed amazingly and the singing was superb. Hugh Jackson would have been proud! We even had a special guest watching during our first dress rehearsal.
Paddington Bear visited and saw our performance. He then left clues about where he was from and things he liked. He even wrote us a post card telling us how much he loved our performance. The children were detectives and managed to guess who had visited. We read a book “Paddington at the Circus” The children wrote postcards to Aunt Lucy from Paddington telling her the best part of the circus show.
We are so excited to begin the summer term and see what brilliant learning the children will do. Just a reminder:
P.E kits are needed to be in school as PE days are Monday and Thursday. All kit MUST be named and children need a kit for indoors and outdoors.
Water bottles and hats:
As the weather gets warmer it is important that all children have a water bottle with their name on them. Also, a named hat would be useful in the sunny weather to protect the children.
Autumn 1 2018 Fairy Tales
Year 1 are focusing on Fairytales and traditional tales and we be acting out, learning and then writing about stories including Billy Goats Gruff, The Gingerbread Man, The enormous turnip, three little pigs and Cinderella. In maths we will be focusing on number and fluency with lots of counting and number recognition to ensure the basics are well established. As part of our transition from Year R we are continuing with Meadow Mornings for the first half-term. Children will be learning about materials in science and looking at weather and the seasons during our new ‘outdoor learning’ sessions. In computing children will be learning the basics of logging on and opening programmes and applications on a variety of devices and Art and design will start off by exploring colour mixing and portraits. Children have two PE sessions each week on a Monday and Thursday. In Gymnastics they will be following a unit called flight and in Games sessions they will be learning football skills.
Roll Up, Roll Up!
Welcome to the Fairfield Circus...
We are setting sail and learning all about Pirates this half term. We will write some poetry, learn about continents and seas and have a very exciting trip to Action Stations to start the topic.
In Maths we will be doing lots of work on number and place value. It would help if you could do lots of counting in 2s, 5s and 10s backwards and forwards.
We will continue to send spellings home on Wednesdays and test them on Mondays.
PE days are Wednesdays and Fridays. Please make sure children have all their kit and tape or remove earrings.
Spellings will be tested on Monday and given out on a Wednesday. Please practise writing the spellings in a sentence.
Each half term you will get a 'maths menu' of practical activities to choose from.
Please speak to us if you have any questions about Year 1.