On Monday the 8 October a beach washed up on the shores of Year One’s outdoor area! Miss Bridgman was the first to notice the strange scene and asked the children to take a closer look. Upon inspection James spotted that a glass bottle had washed up onto the beach, inside the bottle was a message from a tiny snail who had taken a trip on the tail of a whale.
The children were eager to begin learning all about the snails adventures. More information about the snail and the whale will be posted here so check back soon!
Year One builds upon the children’s experiences from Year R. The classroom is still mobile but activities are often teacher-led and involve the children in working with an adult or independently. Learning friends help children to recognise the kind of learner that they are.
In the mornings, the children have a literacy or maths lesson and then phonics before lunch. In the afternoon the focus changes to topic and science work. The children also have an indoor and outdoor P.E lesson, music, R.E and ICT skills lessons. Our topic this half term is Amazing Animals, which is a science and geography topic.
In Year One we want the children to be happy and enjoy their learning. We encourage the children to be polite, reflective, to behave well, and to support and respect each other. Children are also rewarded with team points and certificates. On Friday afternoons, they have Golden Time which is a time when they can play. As a class they are collecting marbles in a pot, once they have collected all of the marbles they will have a class reward, which the children will choose.
The children’s learning is reinforced through homework. The children practise spellings, during the week, and complete a maths, literacy or topic based piece of weekend homework. In addition, they take home reading books which they choose themselves.
During this term children will visit Marwell Zoo. Next half term they will take part in the Christmas play alongside Year 2.
This page will be updated with pictures of what we get up to in class; so please check back for more information!
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