Welcome to Year 1 - Bluebell Class!
Mrs Ives Mrs Jeffries
(Class Teacher) (Teaching Assistant)
Wishing you a very smiley and warm welcome to Year 1!
On our class page you will find general information about the class; links to resources and homework tasks and an overview of the learning taking place in school. If you need to contact me please do this through the office.
Our topic this term is The Enchanted Woodland!
If you go down to the woods today you’re in for a BIG surprise. Foxes and badgers, voles and mice, beady eyed owls in the swaying tree tops. Beneath the leaves are tiny footprints – animal or imp? You decide. Are the trees deciduous or evergreen? Can you match a leaf to its tree? Can you match a petal to its flower?
Let’s build a teeny tiny home for a woodland fairy. Then let’s party down in the woods with Mr Fox and all his woodland friends. We’d better not get lost. Let’s leave a trail of cones as we go. At last, it’s time to rest by the woodland fire, listening to stories and toasting our sweet, gooey marshmallows. Yum, yum!
In Science, we will be identifying and naming a range of deciduous and evergreen trees as well as woodland animals. We will be working scientifically to conduct some investigations and recording our observations.
In Art, we will be using clay and a range of natural materials to make tree boggarts. We will be learning how to mix primary colours to create secondary colours and exploring how adding white can make a tint and black can make a tone. Using these new skills, we will paint a woodland creature.
In Geography, we will be devising simple maps using a key then creating our new world using natural materials.
In Design Technology, we will be creating some yummy, healthy treats for our local wildlife to enjoy!
At the beginning of each term the children will have their homework sent home in their home learning book. Inside the book will be a variety of cross curricula activities linked to the current topic. The children are welcome to complete one activity or as many as they would like and evidence their learning in their book. Homework is then due in in the final week of each term and will be returned to them at the start of the following term with new homework as well as feedback of what they had achieved in the previous term.
Ideally the children will also be reading daily or as often as possible, as this will have a positive impact on other areas including phonics, comprehension, spoken language and spelling. Please record when your child has read in their reading record book.
We believe in positive praise and always seek opportunities to reward the children. The children start the day on the “sunflower” and if they do something special they are rewarded by being put onto the “honey pot”. They then receive a sticker and share their good work with the class.
Here are some useful resources:
Examples of our cursive letter formation and letter families: