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 Wednesday 8th November. You can join us at 9am or 3.30pm.

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

 

Welcome to Term 2

Our Topic this term is 'Celebrations'

In Literacy the children will be writing noun phrases and developing their use of adjectives to write a firework poem and some 'Guess what I am?' clues. We will be reading the story of 'Oliver's Vegetables'. We will sequence the story (using days of the week) to retell the story and write our own versions. We will use the film of 'Lost and Found' to write some character and setting descriptions. Finally we will make links with R.E. to retell the Chritmas story.

In Maths we will be learning to count in 5s and 10s. We will be using our knowledge to help us solve some simple problems. We will explore time, learning to use o'clock and half past, to tell the time.We will be looking at fractions of a shape (half or quarter) and beginning to apply this to finding a fraction of a number to solve problems. In our role play area we have set up a post office. This will help to support us in our skills of measuring length and weighing. We will also learn about position and direction.

In History and Geography we will be learning about Guy Fawkes, thinking about how we still remember this story today. We will also be learning about St. Andrew's Day. We will be finding out about how birthdays were celebrated in the past and about the Chinese Moon Festival. Nearer Christmas we will look at how Christmas is celebrated around the world and will be learning about the history of the Christmas tree.

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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