During the year we aim to provide a stimulating and varied curriculum to help each child develop to the best of their ability.
Our topics will include: Ourselves, Opposites and Old and New Toys. We endeavour to teach these topics by planning them across the curriculum.
In literacy and maths we strive to encourage the children to become independent learners by implementing next steps marking which enables them to take responsibility for their learning.
Year 1 teachers are: Mrs Vicary, Ms Ashby, Mrs Sales and Mrs Jones.
Year 1 teaching assistants are: Mrs Peters, Mrs Gibbard, Miss Nicholls and Mrs Haywood.
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Year 1 - Trip to the Toy Museum
Just a few photos from our trip Museum of Childhood. We showed loads of curiosity to find out about old and new toys.
Art Week - Georges Seurat
Teachers, parents and children walked to Hertford castle to learn about sketching. As we have been learning about Georges Seurat, in particular his oil on painting, Bathers at Asnieres, we thought it would be nice for the children to sketch the river, imagining that they were in France, sitting on the riverbanks. The sun shone and we had a lovely morning.
George's Marvellous Medicine
Children in year 1 have had a fun and creative science week, intertwining the story of George’s Marvellous Medicine. We have been sharing the story, developing children's scientific skills by predicting, investigating, measuring, collecting data and recording their findings. Children have been working collaboratively, knowing when to share their knowledge and when to ask for help.
The children have been learning about the four seasons and how plants grow. We completed investigations to get the children excited about science, looking at our finger prints with magnifying glasses and talking about how we grow. Discovery Dog joined the class to investigate whether older children are taller. We also made our own medicines using some of the items George used in the book and then talked about the dangers of taking medicines and the importance of asking parents before we eat anything we are unsure of. Other activities include making lava lamps, dancing raisins and investigating chemical reactions.
The children's evaluations of the week showed that they had gained new knowledge and absolutely loved their learning.
Year 1 learnt about the dangers of medicine. They made their own potions to replicate George's Marvellous Medicine.
Children ran 3 laps around the school grounds and showed great Commitment, encouraging their friends and being resilient. Well done Year 1!
Children in Walnut class created spring pictures as part of their English work. Children were learning to write instructions.
World Book Day
Year 1 children visited the Leaf Cafe to spend their World Book Day vouchers and listen to a lovely story. They has a glass of juice and chose their free book. We had a lovely time.
Children in year 1 have been carrying out problem solving activities, challenging themselves and being resilient seeing tasks through. They have also carried out a traffic survey of Hertford, completing tally charts and graphs.
We wore our onesies to celebrate Autism Awareness Week
Children in Walnut class have been creating human sentences. The bread was to teach them that speech marks sit on the outside and the sentence is the filler - like a sandwich. They were 'Curious' and knew that by making mistakes their brains were growing. They really challenged themselves during this lesson.
Children in Year 1 had an e-safety day and learnt how to stay safe online. This is the e-safety hat poster they are familiar with. They put on their imaginary hats before computing lessons and know that they need the 'Confidence' to speak up if they see something they do not like.
Year 1 children enjoying construction. The children had fun looking working collaboratively, looking at instructions and finding out where to put the wheels, the doors...
Year 1 class displays.
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