Welcome to Year 1's class page.
You will find information about our exciting curriculum and photos of our adventures.
Monday - Mrs Holdt
Tuesday - Mrs Holdt
Wednesday - Mrs Holdt
Thursday - Mrs Holdt
Friday (am) - Miss Patel
Friday (pm) - Mrs Holdt
In class 1 this term we have been enjoying the topic called "Paws, Claws and Whiskers". We have talked about different kinds of pets and how to take care of them. The Big Cats have had a lot of our attention and we have learned about the natural habitat of Lions, Tigers and Leopards, as well as what they eat. The children got into pairs to either collage or paint a picture of one of the big cats with some outstanding results. (Watch this space for the pictures) We had a virtual trip around the London Zoo and the children then planned and built enclosures for some zoo animals, taking into account which animals could be placed together. We look forward to some more time exploring this topic after the half term.
In our Maths lessons we have been looking at grouping. Making and adding equal groups, as well as sharing numbers into equal groups. This has involved a lot of practical work at our tables as well as the work that we do in our books. The children have really enjoyed learning to count in 2's, 5's and 10's and finding doubles. One of our favourite activities has been doing Secret Sums on our 100 Charts...ask your child how these work...but Shhhhh...don't tell anybody!
In English we have been reading and learning about Fables and working on our writing. We learned that Fables are a kind of story that usually have animals as the characters and a lesson for us to learn. In all our writing we try to use High-5 sentences: capital letter to begin a sentence, a full stop at the end, finger spaces, to use clever spelling and to make sure that their sentence makes sense. The children are trying hard to remember these 5 things that make a great sentence.
We have been doing a lot of phonics this half term in preparation for the Phonics Screening after the holidays. We have grown to love Obb and his brother Bob who love to eat words. Obb eats alien or nonsense words and Bob eats real words. The children love to feed Bob as he always does a healthy burp after he has eaten!
Keep an eye open for any new pictures and posts.