Year 1

Welcome to Year One!

 

Please keep an eye out on our page for regular updates on what we're learning as well as other important information we would like to share with you. 

 

 

Our learning

 

To Infinity and Beyond! - Spring 2

 

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‘To infinity and beyond’ has been our focus this half term. We have read the stories ‘Q Pootle 5’, ‘Q Pootle 5 in Space’ and ‘Man on the Moon’. Through these texts we have learnt about the moon landing, the planets and aliens. We particularly enjoyed having a Space Party and trying a range of space food. We even created alien headbands that we wore for the whole day!

 

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We have done lots of art during this topic and used a range of skills. We began by creating our own Bladder Monsters and wrote some descriptive sentences to describe them. We also used chalk to create space pictures. Finally we spent time looking at Space dioramas and planning our own. After we gathered the materials we spent two weeks putting our dioramas together. We were super creative and all of our dioramas are on display in our classes.

 

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We learnt about the Moon landing in1969. We watched videos and read non-fiction books to help us find out about Neil Armstrong. We even wrote down some questions and facts about space.

 

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We have continued to work hard on completing our Rainbow Challenges and try to make sure they ae finished by Friday afternoon so we are ready to celebrate and receive our very special stickers.

 

Cold, Cold, Cold - Spring 1

 

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During Lockdown 3 we began exploring ‘Cold, Cold, Cold’. This topic focused on Captain Scott’s expedition to Antarctica. We looked at the journey he took, researched facts and compared it to Prince Harry’s expedition.

 

 After Dark - Autumn 2

 

 

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Here is a copy of our Curriculum Overview letter with further details of what we will be looking at in each of the curriculum areas. 

 

Curriculum overview letter - After DarkAfter Dark

 

'After Dark' has been our focus topic this half term. We have been learning about The Gunpowder Plot, firework saftey, fire safety and nocturnal animals. We loved learning all about Guy Fawkes and the horrible plan he made to try and kill King James I! We retold the story ourselves and made a book. This led to learning why we have 'penny for the guy' on firework night. We made some amazing firework pictures which are on display in our classes! 

 

We were lucky enough to have Hampshire Fire Service talk to us on a Zoom call to tell us what to do when there is a fire. 

 

We have enjoyed reading Owl Babies written by Martin Waddell - our favourite character was baby Bill who always wanted his mummy! We learnt an oral story so that we knew it really well and had actions to help us remember the story language too. This really helped us to retell the story in our own words to see what we remembered. We really impressed our teachers!

 

We have also learnt about the animals that come out at night time. We looked at examples of facts files and wrote our own with key facts about some of the animals.

 

We have continued to work hard on completeing our Rainbow Challenges and try to make sure they are finished by Friday afternoon so we are ready to celebrate and receive our very special stickers. 

 

What an amazing half term we have had! 

 

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Once upon a twisted tale - Autumn 1

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 Here is a copy of our Curriculum Overview letter with further details of what we will be looking at in each of the curriculum areas. 

Curriculum overview letter - Once upon a twisted tale

  

This half term our topic has been called 'Once upon a twisted tale' where we have been focusing on reading different traditional tales. We have looked at The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Gingerbread Man and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. 

 

We have been practsising our writing skills lots - we have been learning about speech bubbles, creating story paths, retelling the stories we've been reading as well as writing a new ending! We have enjoyed learning the oral stories with the different actions to help us remember the order of the story. We've had great fun acting out the stories and pretending to be the different characters. We are getting very good with the voices too! 

 

Here is a selection of some of the work displayed in our classrooms. 

 

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Our Vision

Year 1 Vision 

 

 Tapestry

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This year we are continuing to use Tapestry in Year 1 for the first time as a way to keep communicating with our parents. We will be sharing what we're learning each week, any 'wow' moments the children show us and the sounds we're learning each week in phonics. Please speak to your child's class teacher if you need any support. 

 

 

Parent Information

 

 Here is a copy of the powerpoint we sent out to parents to explain what happens in Year 1. Please go onto Tapestry to find the video from staff. 

Welcome to Year 1 Powerpoint

 

 

Our Classes

 

 Turtles Class

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 Mrs Beynon

Mrs Beynon

Class Teacher (M-W) 

 Mrs Noble4

 Mrs Noble

Year Group Leader

Class Teacher (W-F) 

 Y1MrsArkell

Mrs Arkell

Learning Support

Assistant

 Mrs James

Mrs James

Special Educational

Needs Assistant

 Mrs Evans

Mrs Evans

Special Educational

 Needs Assistant

 

 

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Lobsters Class

Y1MissGoddard 

Miss Goddard

Class Teacher 

Mrs Clemo 

 Mrs Clemo

Learning Support

Assistant 

 

 

Seahorses Class

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Miss Webb 

Miss Webb

Class Teacher (M-W) 

mrsdavies

Mrs Davies

Class Teacher (Th+F)

Y1MrsDessurne

Mrs Dessurne

Learning Support

Assistant

mrswalsh

Mrs Walsh

Special Educational

Needs Assistant

mrs milam

Mrs Milam

Special Educational

Needs Assistant