Year 1

Year 1

Year 1 – Lickey Hills Primary School and Nursery

Class Teacher : Miss Critchley

Learning Support Assistant : Miss Mackintosh

 

A warm welcome to our Year 1 children and parents. Welcome to your second year as part of our St. Joseph’s family. Over the year, you will find lots of information about our class. In Year 1 we follow the National Curriculum. We will be working as a team to provide exciting and creative learning opportunities for children, to learn and develop confidence.

Throughout the school year we post photos and information all about the fun and exciting things we have been learning in class and in the great outdoors.

 

Useful information

PE days – Our PE day is Tuesday afternoon. Please make sure your child removes any jewellery and has their PE kits in school.

Reading Books – Reading books and diaries should be in school everyday. Please encourage your child to read at least three times a week. Reading helps all aspects of our learning.

Collins Big Cat eBook library – We are now assigning your child an eBook to read at home alongside their reading book. This eBook will be a book that your child also reads in class 3x a week. We’re looking for fluency with these books. Collins Big Cat eBook library can run on most android or iOS device. http://ebooks.collinsopenpage.com/ Follow the link and enter your username and password to access your child’s eBook. Any issues please contact a member of the Year 1 team.

Learning logs – We send out homework tasks weekly for children to complete. Children can complete these tasks in their learning log books or photos and videos of these tasks can be sent on your child’s portfolio on our Class Dojo’s website. Children are awarded Dojo points for tasks that have been completed.

Behaviour – At St Josephs we follow 3 simple rules. We need to be READY, RESPECTFUL and SAFE. What will you do to be READY, RESPECTFUL and SAFE? The year 1 team will look our for children following these rules. Will you receive a recognition award?

 

If you have any worries or questions please feel free to contact any member of the Year 1 team, we will be happy to help.

Spring 2

This is what we will be up to in Spring Term 2. Click the link below.

Spring 2 Curriculum Web

 

Our Gospel Value this half term is Forgiveness

What is forgiveness? How can you show forgiveness everyday? We will learn more about forgiving this half term.

Spring 1

This is what we will be up to in Spring Term 1. Click the link below.

Spring 1 Curriculum Web

 

Our Gospel Value this half term is Honesty

What is honesty? How can you show that you are honest everyday? We will learn more about being honest this half term.

 

Check out below what Year One have been up to this half term:

 

Animal Care

St Joseph’s raised money for Animal Care by coming dressed as an animal. Year One had some very special visitors: Steph and Paddy the greyhound. The children learnt how to safely approach a dog- stopping and asking permission to stroke a dog, then proceeding to stroke them. Steph also shared how we can look after various pets at home. Thank you Steph and Paddy for coming into Year One!

 

Science

We have been learning about plants, this half term. Year One are able to describe the parts of a tree and what each feature is for. They applied this knowledge and identified the features of a flower. After looking at two plants they compared the different features, describing the similarities and differences between them. 

 

History

This half term, we have been learning about our school. We recognise that our school was first opened during the Victorian times. This meant we were able to compare our lessons in the present to how the lessons may have been in the past. 

 

English

This year we were very lucky to be able to experience snow! During our English and Science lessons, we had been learning about signs of Winter to write a non chronological report. We put our experience into writing to produce some beautiful reports!

Autumn 2

This is what we will be up to in Autumn Term 2. Click the link below.

Autumn 2 Curriculum Web

Our Gospel Value this half term is Love.

What is Love? How can you show love everyday? We will learn more about love this half term.

 

Year 1 have had an amazing end to their first term. We went to the cinema and watched “Jack and the Beanstalk” in theatre! We have also been busy with our learning:

 

R.E.

Year One learnt about the Nativity story. They retold this to friends and family in the form of drama. We learnt songs and actions from the Nativity “it’s a baby!”. 

 

Art

In our Art lessons, we have been practising drawing the human body and faces. We focused on different parts of the body every lesson.  Then we created a pinch pot and painted our design onto it. They looked amazing!

 

Maths

This half term, we have been halving and quartering. We have used real life examples to further embed our learning. 

 

Autumn 1

This is what we will be up to in Autumn Term 1. Click the link below.

Autumn 1 Curriculum Web

Our Gospel Value this half term is Kindness.

What is Kindness? How can you be kind everyday? We will learn more about being kind this half term.

 

Year 1 have engaged in many exciting things during Autumn 1:

The Woods

Year One have spent some time looking at habitats and signs of autumn. They were able to bring their new knowledge into their art lessons.

P.E.

In P.E., Year One have been challenging themselves to try new challenges. During gymnastics, they balanced, rolled, climbed and jumped in various ways.

English

In English we have been focusing on stories by the same author: Julia Donaldson. Click the links below to see Year 1 retell the story of “The Gruffalo”.

The Gruffalo (pt1)

The Gruffalo (pt2)

The Gruffalo (pt3)

Judo

Year 1 were very lucky to be able to experience and practice the basics of Judo. They had a lovely time.

 

Here are some useful links to help with home learning in Year 1. 

For parents

https://www.teachyourmonster.org

 

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