Wednesday 20th October 2021 is Open evening for current students attending school. Please see the pupil and parent portal for more information.

Welcome to Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Year 1 consists of 2 classes. Beech class and Cedar class.

Beech class teacher - Mrs Jacques

Cedar class teacher - Miss Davis

Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Axten, Mrs Foster and Mrs Tilley.

Important Information

PE

Monday & Tuesday

Mr Bourne (our sports coach) will teach the children a variety of skills on Tuesdays during the year through gymnastics, games and dance.

(Children should have PE kit in school on these days, which is suitable for both indoor and outdoor PE. Please ensure all kit is labelled, including plimsolls or trainers).

Jewellery should not be worn at school and children must be able to remove their own earrings for PE sessions. (ideally they should be removed at home before school on P.E days)

Reading

We will be sending home a reading journal and books appropriate for your child's level of reading during the week commencing 13th September 2021. We recommend that you read with your child at least 3 times a week. Please can you initial the diary each week to show this.

If you have any questions about your child's learning; please don't hesitate to get in contact with Mrs Jacques or Miss Davis.

Autumn Term Topic

This term our topic focus will be In the Garden

We will be learning all about Autumn and the seasonal changes that happen.

We will be finding out about the animals that live in our gardens and thinking about their diets. Identifying the differences between herbivores, carnivores and omnivores.

We will learn about the weather in Autumn and collect data

In art we will be learning about Andy Goldsworthy and looking at how he uses pattern and sculpture of natural materials.

We will be learning some harvest songs to share at the Harvest Festival.

In P.E Mr Bourne will focus on multi skills where the children will build on balance, agility and co-ordination skills already learnt.

Miss Davis and Mrs Jacques will be teaching a range of hockey skills through uni-hoc.

The children will continue to access Continuous Provision throughout the term. It offers the children a constant environment that enables them to explore and develop independence.

October 2021

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