Welcome to Year 1
We are having a wonderful time getting to know the Year 1 children who have settled back into school (and our new hand washing routines) brilliantly. We have had a lovely start to the year which was helped by the reception team joining us, which definitely made the children feel instantly at ease. We have a fabulous new class book called ‘How to find Gold’ which we are using to help the children develop their imagination and story-telling skills. We kick-started our English lessons with a treasure hunt in our outdoor area in which we followed clues to find the book! During Design and Technology this term, we will be designing and making a treasure chest so that children can make their own treasure hunts in the outdoor area. In maths, we are consolidating our number skills and beginning to understand place value within 20. We are also practising addition and subtraction. As Autumn draws in, we will be observing the seasonal changes with an Autumn walk around the local area. We will be naming a variety of everyday materials and investigating their properties and uses. In Geography, we will be exploring maps of the world as well as designing our very own treasure maps! Alongside all of this learning, children will be given ownership of their own learning during their independent choosing time.
The year 1 team 😊