Welcome to Year One!
The staff in Year 1 are:
Y1H - Mrs Higgens, Mrs Donelan
Y1L - Mrs Henry's, Mrs Ibbotson, Miss Kelly
We are also supported by Mrs Fahy
In Year 1, our school day begins at 8.30am and ends at 2.45pm. In Y1H we do PE on Wednesday and Thursday and in Y1L it is on Monday and Tuesday. Please make sure that the children wear their PE kit to school on these days with appropriate footwear.
Click on the links below to find out more about our curriculum-
The Crocky Trail
During the Summer Term we enjoyed a wonderful trip to the Crocky Trail in the Cheshire countryside. The children had lots of opportunities to face new challenges and develop determination, resilience, teamwork as well as their physical skills, climbing, balancing, jumping, running and lots more!
We had a great day with our 'Bikability' coaches practising our cycling skills. We had some very confident cyclists and everyone enjoyed the session.
Our Family History
We have been learning about the census that has been carried out in every home this year, collecting information about the lives of the people who live there. This inspired us to find out about the lives of our Parents, Grandparents and Great-Grandparents and how their childhoods were similar and different to ours. We were able to handle and investigate historical artefacts to held us find out more. We had the opportunity to play with some old toys and even set up a 'Toy Museum' in our classrooms. We also had some mystery household objects that we discovered were used for laundry.
Changing Seasons - Winter Wonderland
We have been able to observe the seasonal changes in our school grounds during the cold winter months. We saw the misty fog and glistening frost as well as experiencing a snowy day when we could touch the soft, white snow and crunch on the icy carpet on the ground. We have also been able to see how the bulbs we planted have been growing especially the pretty white snowdrops.
Spring in Bloom!
We have really enjoyed observing our hard work come into bloom over the past few weeks. The bulbs we planted in the autumn look bright and beautiful in our playground. Did you spot the snow drops, crocus, daffodils, tulips and muscari?
Marvellous Mathematicians!- Measuring
In our Mathematics lessons this half term we have been measuring length, weight and capacity. We have been using lots of new vocabulary and equipment to measure in non standard units including balancing scales.
Religion - Lent and Easter
Our Religion topic this half term has focused on the season of Lent and preparing for the great feast of Easter. During Holy week we took part in role play to tell the story of Palm Sunday, we also had a session of prayer and reflection praying with paint. We had the opportunity to visit our beautiful Parish church and meet Father Derek who talked to us about the Stations of the Cross. We ended our week with a class collective worship, listening to the story of the last days in the life of Jesus.
"I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live even though they die." John 11:25-26
In our English work we have been learning about the features of instructions. We made these delicious snowmen and wrote our own instructions to help others to make them. We practised using imperative verbs to give clear steps.
We have also been enjoying reading some wonderful texts with stories to inspire our own story telling and writing. We wrote our version of 'We're going on a bear hunt' by Michael Rosen. We acted out the story of 'Handa's Surprise' by Eileen Browne and tasted the delicious fruits from the basket using lots of adjectives to describe them. We had great fun 'hot seating' and thinking about the characters and their behaviour in 'The Scarecrows' Wedding'. We have been focusing on using interesting adjectives in our sentences and improving our writing with conjunctions. We are continuing to work hard to use our phonic knowledge to help us sound out our words.
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