Welcome to the class page for Year 1S.
Class teacher - Mrs Scholey
Teaching assistant - Mrs Hacioglu
On Thursday mornings PPA cover will be provided by Señora Pitcher and Mrs Green
This page will be regularly updated, throughout the year, with newsletters, photographs and useful information linked to our topics, and the Year 1 curriculum.
Wish You Were Here!
Our topic for this half term is 'Wish you were here'. Our class teddy, 'Gold Bear' has embarked on a whistle stop 'around the world' tour. He is planning to visit all seven continents and will be crossing five oceans. Gold Bear has promised to send us a postcard from each destination and each week we will be using these as a starting point for our learning. He is also planning to post news on his own 'blog', which you will be able to view at home via the link on our website - more information to follow.
As part of this topic we are also planning a visit to the Runway visitor centre at Manchester Airport. This will be a fabulous experience for the children and will support the learning and skills we are developing during this very exciting topic.
Towards the end of the half term, you will be invited to attend our 'Around the World Marketplace' where the children will showcase all the amazing work they have produced and will use their expert knowledge to guide you around the world.
On the first day of the new half term, the children from Year 1 joined the children from our Early Years classes to learn a little bit about the life of Jesus; the stories he told and the miracles he performed. Here in 1S, the children heard about how Jesus was able to feed 5000 people with only 5 loaves and 2 fishes - we all agreed that this was certainly a miracle!
As a thank you for working so hard during the session I had promised to make the children a dish of popcorn to share, but when we opened the packet we discovered there was only a tiny amount of pop corn kernels left! Would there be enough to feed 120 hungry children? Luckily, we found out that sometimes a little can go a long way, and each of the children was able to enjoy a sweet treat. Phew...our own little miracle!!
This half term our class are lucky to be learning some judo skills in PE. This week Scott, our teacher showed us how to do a break fall and a cross body hold called ' mune gateme' .We also learned that mate means stop.
Beatrix Potter and a Naughty Little Rabbit
This week the children stepped back in time, into the world of our latest 'Awesome Author' - Beatrix Potter.
The children have been introduced to one of Beatrix's most famous characters - Peter Rabbit, and have been learning about the life and times of Beatrix Potter; finding out about what inspired her to write her countryside tales.
The children have had the chance to step into Mr McGregor's garden - investigating and identifying a range of herbs and seasonal vegetables, and have enjoyed using their senses to find out more.
In Maths we have been focusing on addition and all the different ways to make the number ten.
Here are the highlights...
The Smartest Giant in Town
This week the children have been introduced to a new 'Awesome Author' - Julia Donaldson. We have filled our 'Book Stop' with a huge selection of Julia's storybooks, from classics such as, 'The Gruffalo' and 'Room on the Broom' to lesser known titles such as, 'The Paper Dolls' and 'Tyrannosaurus Drip'. The children have stepped into the story of 'The Smartest Giant in Town' and have been using it to learn about, amongst other things, adjectives, measures (using standard and non-standard units) and teamwork.
Here are this week's highlights...
This week, our spotlight author is Eric Carle. As well as sharing and enjoying his story books, we are also using the techniques he uses, in his illustrations, to inspire our own original pieces of artwork. Today we have been mixing primary colours to create shades of green and orange paint. We will go on to use our sheets of painted paper to develop our very own 'hungry caterpillars'.
First week fun!
We have all enjoyed a fun filled, first week here in Year 1. The children have settled into their new classroom and routines quickly ,and are already looking forward to our up-coming 'Awesome Authors' topic (more info coming soon!). Here are just a few of the ways we have been getting to know each other over the past week.