Year 1

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1’s class page. Our class teacher is Mrs O’Malley and our class Teaching Assistant is Mrs Mushtaq.

On our page you’ll be able to find the latest class newsletter, topic homework sheet and spellings just in case any thing has been left in trays and you need another copy! Here you will also be able to see lots of photos of all the fun and interesting activities we take part in. Check back regularly for updates.

Reading books will only be changed on Monday’s and Thursday’s. Please sign your child’s reading record every time they  read. If your child gets 3 entries (signatures) a week they will be entered into the school raffle for a chance to win a prize and if they get 5 entries (signatures) a week they will receive a special sticker.

Here are some important dates to help you remember when things should be in school:

MONDAY   Literacy homework and spelling will be sent home. Please practise spellings however you want at home ready for their test on Friday. The literacy homework should be returned completed to school on Thursday.

TUESDAY is our PE day and children should arrive at school wearing their PE kit along with their school jumper/cardigan and a pair of trainers. Please choose footwear with velcro wherever possible.

THURSDAY Maths work will be sent home and should be returned completed to school on a Monday.

Water Bottles (Please fill with water only). Your child is welcome to bring a water bottle to school each day to drink in throughout the day.  We encourage the children to take them home each evening, rinse them and bring them in full each day.

Please read our Newsletter below to find out what we will be doing this half term.

 

Mrs J O'Malley

Mrs J O'Malley

Class Teacher

Mrs R Mushtaq

Mrs R Mushtaq

Teaching Assistant

If you click on the photo button below, it will take you to a parent page that will help with any questions you might have about how we teach phonics. There are some really good videos on there to help with how to sound and how to ‘fred’ talk. If you hover over the video in the top corner it will say there are 18 videos to choose from. Please feel free to watch whichever videos you feel will help. 

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Christopher Columbus Paintings

Christopher Columbus Paintings

As part of our Extraordinary Explorers topic, we looked at Christopher Columbus. We know he was trying to find India to get spices to bring back and we know that he travelled West and found New Lands which are America. We used different sized paintbrushes and mixed...

Our Christmas party

Our Christmas party

We had lots of fun on party day and had a disco in the hall. We enjoyed playing games and playing pass the parcel!  

Using nib pens and ink

Using nib pens and ink

As part of our learning about when our grandparents were little, we looked at schools in the past. We know that children used to use a nib pen and dip it into ink to write. We experimented using our own nib pens (made out of straws) and dipped them into 'ink' (paint)....

Digital artists!

Digital artists!

As part of our computing work, we have been learning how to use different tools in a paint program. We looked at the work of Mondrian. We then used the line tool and the fill tool to recreate our own pictures. This is what we created:

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