We hope that you and your children have had a very enjoyable Summer break, and we would like to welcome the children into year 1.
The autumn term is always a busy and exciting time for children in Year 1 with lots of new learning taking place. In our Science work we will begin studying animals including Humans as well as learning about the changing of the seasons as we go from summer to autumn and then autumn to winter; our History this term will be learning about modern English history including 1980’s onwards. Children will also begin to experience English and Mathematics which will be taught daily and focus on key writing skills and mathematical calculations.
For more details about our learning this term please see the Autumn Term Curriculum Overview.
Please can we remind parents that no jewellery should be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days, Children may be asked to remove earrings before PE sessions.
Year 1 PE sessions are:
Autumn term 1:
Monday = Dance
Thursday = Multi-skills
Autumn term 2:
Thursday = Multi-skills
Friday = Gym
Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times; PE kits can be purchased from the school office. Can we also remind parents that children will need pumps included in their indoor PE kit and trainers included in their outdoor PE kits; children may also want to have some warmer clothes for outdoor P.E. as we move into Autumn and Winter.
Children in Year 1 receive regular homework: purple creative homework books will be continued and spellings will be given out on Friday and will be expected in the following Wednesday.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me; I will usually be available at the end of each day. We anticipate a busy and exciting term ahead and we thank you in anticipation of your continued support.
Miss D Rees
In science we have been exploring our senses including our sense of touch to see if we can figure out what something is by feeling items and not looking at them. This helped us understand that our sense of touch helps us understand the world around us.
Congratulations to our newly elected school councillors!
In our English we have been learning all about instructions. We spent some time following written instructions to make different craft items such as a paper plate fish.
Year 1 were taken back in time and visited a Victorian school where they were taught by a Victorian teacher, in a Victorian classroom, whilst wearing Victorian clothes. They were given a short Maths and English lesson and were even required to write on a slate board. The children were then able to explore the Victorian town and experience what life was like for a Victorian child.
One of Wolverhampton's Lollipop Ladies volunteered to help show children in Reception and Year 1 how to cross the road safely. The children then took it in turns to show each other how to cross the road.
Children In Need
In science we have also been looking at materials and their properties. This week we have sorted materials according to their properties. When discussing the properties we have been using our scientific language. Angel- 'this glass is see through. We can call it transparent'.
In year 1 our homework project this half term was to build a waterproof boat to rescue Grandpa pig. Everybody has been very busy building and testing their creations.
In DT we have been learning how to prepare food safely and hygienically. This week we prepared salads and chopped the vegetables using taught grips such as 'the claw' and 'the bridge'. We really enjoyed tasting what we made, all our hard work made it taste even more delicious.
As part of our learning about black history month we learnt about great sportsmen. We then painted a portrait of Muhammed Ali using skills from our art topic.
As part of remembrance day we created poppies using different drawing techniques. we found that 'dotting' was a really effective method.