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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1. Our teachers are Miss Dance and Miss Bateman and our TA is Mrs Swallow. Mrs Holloway and Mrs Weller also support in our class.

This term, Year 1’s topic is ‘Ourselves’. The topic starts with a focus on our bodies and our senses. The children will have the opportunity to practically explore the five senses.  Using stories with familiar settings the children will then explore other members of their own families particularly parents and grandparents.  They will compare what childhood was like for them.  The children will then get the opportunity to study toys then and now.  They will also be studying traditional tales and  bringing those stories to life using drama, role play and  puppetry. 

During our Maths sessions, Y1 will develop their fluency of number. The children will get a much greater understanding of what an amount actually looks like. We will have various collections for the children to use to count which will include buttons, milk tops, conkers, and pine cones.  Our focus this year is very much the use of manipulatives to assist the learning process.  The children will be encouraged to use these to solve mathematical problems.

Our value for this half term is ‘Responsibility’ and as well as this theme being incorporated into our RE lessons, we will also be applying it in all areas of school life.  During our PSHCE sessions the children will focus on two themes ‘Being Me in My World’ and ‘Celebrating Difference’.

In D and T the children will have a chance to make their own peg doll. In art, Year 1 will be creating their own self portraits, using a variety of tools and mediums. In Computing, the children will be learning to create cards digitally. They will also be learning how to take, edit and enhance photographs.

In music, the children will be learning a variety of songs around the theme of ourselves and families, as well as learning songs for the Nativity play. The children will also be exploring body percussion and duration.