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Welcome to Year 1!

Our teacher in Year 1 is Miss Thompson. We also have Miss Hanson and Mrs Roberts in our class. Mrs Murphy helps us through the week and teaches us on a Thursday afternoons. We are very lucky!

A typical day in Year 1

In Year 1, our day starts at 8.45am. In the mornings, we take part in Maths, English and Phonics lessons. We have our lunch at 12pm and then play out until 12:50pm. Afternoons usually include learning about other topics such as Science, History, Music, Art, Computing or RE. Our day finishes at 3.05pm. We have PE on Monday and Dance on a Friday.

Book bags

Our book bags need to be in school on a Monday so that we can read with our teachers. Books will be changed and returned throughout of the week. Please read with us at home, it makes a really big difference in our learning!

What have we been up to?

We love to learn in Year 1 and although we still have a strong element of continuous provision within our classroom, we do work in small groups to complete our work. We have lots of hands on, exciting activities.

This half term, we have been reading and focusing our writing on ‘Norman the Slug with the silly shell’ by Sue Hendra. We have really enjoyed labelling snails, writing letters to the main character Norman and even writing instructions for making slug slime. We absolutely loved getting our hands dirty while mixing the slime up.

This half term we have been reading the story ‘Dogger’ by Shirley Hughes. Dogger is lost and we can’t wait to find out where he is! We have been working really hard on our writing about Dogger – we are particularly working on our prediction skills.

In History we have been learning about the old toys that our grandparents would have played with when they were children. We identified and observed the similarities and difference between old toys and the toys we play with today. Then we looked at how school life differed from then and now. We also really liked trying out the playground games, such as hopscotch.

In Maths, we have been looking at different elements of Place Value. We have been doing so well that we will moving on to look at Addition and Subtraction soon!

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End of Year 1 Curriculum Expectations

Please click on the link to see the key learning expectations from the  National Curriculum for Year 1.

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