Class Teacher - Mrs Maddox
Teaching Assistants - Mrs Fleming and Mrs Streeter
Important information - PE on Wednesday
Dance on Monday
Homework - Reading daily
Topics for 2014-2015
Autumn - Who am I ?
Spring - Rumble in the Jungle
Summer term - Treasure
Dear Parents/Carers, 22.4.15 Year 1 will be receiving some homework to support lessons in school.
English given out Wednesdays and returned by Friday (or after the weekend if things are too busy).
Maths given out Fridays and returned by Monday.
Spellings will be sent home on Fridays and a test given the following Thursday.
Reading - daily
Spelling test scores will be sent home for parent/carers to see and initial.
Homework is flexible and not to be stressful. Encourage children to complete the tasks to the best of their abilities. Please work in pencil not pen or crayon and neatest handwriting is expected. If you have any problems let me know.
Check (Capital letters, full stops, finger spaces, tall and short letters, letters that descend under the line)
Spring term 2015
Our topic is about the Jungle and in music Year 1 have been learning to play percussion instruments and experiment with Jungle rhythms.
Friday 14th November
A group of Year 1 Superheroes can be seen using their super powers to find the answers to some challenging Stay and Count maths problems.
Year 1 spent a great morning using Numicon to help them improve their counting skills.
Helping us was Mr Steve Rees the Sefton maths adviser. Thanks also go to Mrs Pearson for organising the event.
Take a look, if you dare!
Here we can see some examples of Jackson Pollock's amazing art work and the artist himself in his New York Studio. As artists in Year 1 we have started our own Jackson Pollock style paintings and to give us more space for freedom of expression we took our art area outdoors! Mrs. Fleming bravely took on the challenge, armed with pots of coloured paints and wearing strong wellies and gowned up to the neck!!! So far the results have been wonderful. Here is a taster, with more to follow.
Our topic this term is, Who am I? and as Geographers we studyed the local area including the roads, homes, shops, church and clinic. We then posted a letter to our home address at the post box outside One Stop convenience store. There were many opportunities for a photo shoot and an enjoyable walk was had by all. Back at school we have been studying local maps and searching for our school and homes on Google Earth.
During Poetry Week Year 1 thought of 'Pie Corbett' style actions to accompany the poem Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson. It was great fun and very successful at helping us to remember it! Take a look at our photos!
Our class novel is Dogger by Shirley Hughes and one of our tasks is to talk about a favourite toy from home. In the story, Dave has a teddy called Dogger and it gets lost and this involves all sorts of feelings. We had some super discussions about the story and our own toys. This work supports the importance we place on 'Spoken Language'.