St John the Baptist
Church of England Primary School

Year 1

Year One Key Information

 

Term 2 pop in can be found here

 

Growth mindset information can be found here

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Welcome to Year 1

The Year 1 team are:

Mrs. Cooke (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) and Mrs Bird (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) Class teachers (ACSB)

Miss. Paul - Class teacher (HP)

Mrs Lyon - Teaching Assistant

 

Don't forget our Year One 'Pop In' on Thursday 18th January. You can join us at 9am or 3.30pm.

This session will give you inoformation about our learning in maths this term and how you can support your child with this.

 

Welcome to Term 3

Our Topic this term is 'Toys'

In Literacy we have been asking and answering questions about toys, this means using a question mark. The children will also be looking at stories with patterned language eg Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Polar Bear, Polar Bear. We will be using non-fiction texts to learn about the features of information books: headings, sub-headings, captions and how to use the contents and index pages.The children will be using a dictionary to learn about alphabetical order. Towards the end of term we will be using the film 'Toy Story' to write character descriptions and think about the feelings of characters in stories.

In Maths we will be continuing to count in multiples of 2 and 5. We will be using arrays to help us solve multiplication and division number sentences, counting in 2s and 5s. While working on place value we will be learning about ordinal numbers and partitioning two digit numbers into 10s and 1s, using dienes cubes and money. We will be continuing to use a variety of strategies to work out addition and subtraction number sentences and applying their skills to solving problems. During our 3D shape topic we will be making a special toy using a cube.

In History and Geography we will be learning about toys this term. We will look at different toys and think about what age children they are suitable for and why. We will look at old and new toys and compare what they are made of. We will have the chance to ask a visitor questions about their old toys. In Geography we will be making maps of toy town and looking at human and physical features. Our special 'Teddy Day' at the end of term will include us finding out about how teddy bears got their name!

In Science we will be learning about the types of materials used to make our toys. We will be thinking about which is the best material to make a waterproof coat for a teddy bear and we will be using cars and ramps to carry out an investigation.

In Art and DT the children will be using charcoal to make some pictures of bare winter trees. They will be using sketching techniques to draw teddies, through observation, and making teddy bears with moving parts.

In R.E. we will be learning about Christianity and the church. We will be looking at our own special place and how and why the church is important to christians. We will visit our church and develop our understanding of the features of the church and their purpose.

Safety This term we will be discussing how to use technology safely, especially the use of batteries and electrical toys.

Welcome to Term 2

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In Maths we will

In History and Geography we will 

In Science we will be learning about the months and seasons of the year. We will be thinking about the change in weather and the clothes we need to wear. We will be continuing to observe the changes in the seasons and look at leaves and buds on trees during different times of the year.

In Art and DT the children will be making firework pictures. They will be making and decorating clay divas for Diwali. They will also be designing and making their Christmas card and calendar.

In R.E. we will be learning about Diwali. We will be looking at the lifestyle of Hindus and comapring this with Christianity. We wil learn the story of 'Rama and Sita' and about how this is celebrated. We will also be discussing why we wear poppies on 'Poppy Day'. We will make links with Literacy to retell the Christmas story in our own words.

Safety This term we will be discussing how to keep safe around 'Firework Night' and about how to use technology safely and respectfully. We will be making firework pictures by inserting shapes and filling with colours and writing a list to Santa, inserting a picture into the document and saving it.

 

Welcome to Term 1

Our Topic this term is 'Marvellous Me'

In Literacy the children will be learning how to use and write labels and captions. We will be using our senses to explore our surroundings and use this to write some poetry. When we make our wraps in Science we will be writing some instructions to help us.

In Maths we will be learning about place value: estimating, counting, comparing and ordering numbers. We will be finding one more and one less than a given number. We will explore the operations of addition and subtraction using a variety of strategies (objects, number line, in head). We now need to learn the names of 2D and 3D shapes and we will be describing them using their properties.

In History and Geography we will be drawing our family tree. The children will be finding out about Spalding by looking at a maps and talking about its human and physical features. We will also be looking at significant places and people and finding out how Spalding has changed over the years. We will be looking at a map of our school and using our observational skills to carry out some fieldwork. Over the year we will also be observing changes in the seasons.

In Science we will be learning to name different body parts and investigating our senses. We will be learning about keeping healthy and recognising differeneces and similarities between humans.

In Art and DT the children will be using vegetables to print patterns and printing people using shapes. We will be making self portraits and looking at some of the works of Picasso.

In Cooking and Nutrition we will be talking about healthy eating and we will be designing and making healthy wraps.

In R.E. we will be discussing what belonging to a Christian community means. We will begin to look at the Hindu lifestyle and compare it to that of Christians.

Safety This term we will be discussing keeping safe (eg from medicines) and looking at staying safe when using the internet.

 

 

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Art Week

Year One enjoyed a variety of art related activities this week.

On Monday Gill Cosford worked with us to create a special sign for our school using fimo clay.

  

We did some sketching of poppies....

  

We looked at the work of Henri Matisse and made some 'cut out' pictures of our own.

  

Year one topic learning

Look what we have been doing during our topic work on 'Adventurers and Explorers'!

 Making rafts....  

 

Learning about Jonah and the whale... 

 

Sea monsters....

Year One's Trip to Belton House

Today the Year One children have had a fun filled day of activities at Belton House. They enjoyed exploring artefacts from the past and touring the house to learn about life in the past.

 

 

Phonics Screening Check for Year One

During the week beginning Monday 12th June, the Year One children will take part in the government statutory Phonics Screening Check. To find out more about what is involved click on the following link 

Year One Performance of the Princess and the Pea

On Thursday 25th May, Year One performed their version of 'The Princess and the Pea' to parents.

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