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Welcome to Year 1 - Miss Cox and Mrs Bowman

Welcome to Year 1 with Miss Cox and Mrs Bowman. We are all delighted to have such a wonderful class and look forward to meeting you!

Our first unit has the theme of ‘building’. During this unit we will be exploring how we use materials to change the world around us. During science we will be comparing and grouping a variety of everyday materials. The children will also experience building shelters and keeping safe through the story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’. In geography we will be using aerial photographs to recognise landmarks and basic physical features. In art we will be designing and creating a Native American wolf mask. This will help to support our music lessons which will be based on Tchaikovsky’s ‘Peter and the Wolf’.

The second unit ‘Who am I?’ gives children the opportunity to express their individuality, explore their identity, develop their talents and understand their place in both their immediate and the wider world.  During history we will be focusing on our local area. In art we will be creating a ‘Who am I?’ box filled with interesting facts about ourselves, that we will explore throughout our learning journey.

Our third unit – ‘Let’s Celebrate’ – will explore celebrations which happen in our own families, communities and beyond. The children will consider aspects of celebrations, including parties. Music will have a strong emphasis on singing and will work towards an end of term performance. In history we will consider how events have been celebrated in the past. During design and technology we will be looking at jelly recipes and exploring how to make them healthier.  

The use of ICT is integrated into all parts of the curriculum. We will be programming Beebot’s and will be taking photograph’s which will then have sound attached to them to create a multimedia experience. 

We will follow the national frameworks for Literacy and Numeracy for year 1. Literacy will be linked to our new units as well as daily phonics sessions.

Our RE themes are ‘Families’, ‘Belonging’ and ‘Waiting’. We will recognise the importance of feeling comfortable with new situations and belonging to new groups. We belong to families, to work places and to social groupings. We will recognise that family remains the first place for growth and development.

A double session of P.E will be taught on a Tuesday or Wednesday and will be outside whenever possible.

Children still benefit from reading at home every night and their reading journals should be signed at least 4 times a week. Homework will be given on a Friday and should be handed in the following Thursday. Homework can always be found on the school website.

Miss Cox and Mrs Bowman

 

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