Welcome to Year 1
This area contains helpful information and reminders. It will also be updated regularly throughout the year with photos and updates about what we get up to as part of our learning journey.
Year 1 Staff
Our class teacher is Mrs Blakey.
The teaching assistant that works in our class is Mr Storey.
You can find our more about our learning by visiting the Curriculum section of our website.
Science: We will be learning about the seasons and how the weather changes through the year.
Geography: We will be exploring weather patterns in the UK, learning what weather forecasts show, the dangers of weather and using key words to describe the weather. We will then be learning about hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Pole and developing our understanding of the human/physical geography of a cold area of the world in the context of the Arctic.
Art: Our first project is based on Durham miners. We will be exploring the medium of charcoal and using light and dark to produce our own mining picture.
Computing: We will be exploring computers and how they are used in the world. We will be practising how to log on to a computer and learning how to open a webpage and develop our mouse skills.
Music: We will be exploring pitch, pulse and rhythm in a range of music genres and sharing our opinions of different music.
On Tuesday we have P.E. with Mr Storey and will be developing our sending and receiving skills.
On Wednesday we have PE with Scott from Sports Cool and will be developing our rolling and bowling skills.
On Thursday we have dance led by a professional coach.
Children should be reading as regularly as possible throughout the week (at least 3 times) with an adult and ensure if is recorded in their reading records. Children will have a phonics book that will reflect their phonics level that they should be able to read fluently. They will also have a library book that is for ‘reading for pleasure’ that can be shared with their family at home.
Phonics sounds for each week will be shared so that children can practise spelling words containing their new sounds at home.
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