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 Year One

A very warm welcome to Year 1.

This year is very exciting as we have three Year 1/2 classes, Oak Class, Sycamore Class and Willow. These classes will be working very closely together and sharing many activities. 
Oak Class:

Miss Hyttner is teaching the class with the exception of Thursdays when Mrs Muir will teach in the afternoon. Mrs Oliver will be the class teaching assistant in the mornings and Ms Gawin in the afternoons.

Sycamore Class:

Miss Blake is teaching the class with the exception of Thursday afternoon when Mrs Hogan will teach. Miss Strange will be the class teaching assistant every day except on Thursdays when Mrs Harwood will work with the class.

Willow Class:

Mrs Courquin is teaching the class from Monday to Thursday lunch time. Mrs Weymouth will teach Willow Thursday afternoon and all day Thursday. Mrs Rowe will be the class teaching assistant in the mornings and Mrs Oliver in the afternoons.
We aim to make the transition from Year R to Year 1 as easy as possible for the children. A few familiar staff faces and the incorporation this half term of many elements of the Year R curriculum, including learning through play and creativity should hopefully allow for this to happen.
We endeavour to develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of the world in a fun and creative way, building upon their experiences from Year R. Working together to help your child to achieve their very best in the key skills for life-long learning. We believe that continuing to build good relationships between the staff, children and parents are integral to a successful Year 1.
We will be following the  ‘Come and See’ RE programme to help guide the children on their faith journey, encouraging them to grow in their religious literacy and understanding. The themes we will be following are outlined on the curriculum newsletter for each term.

There has been much in the news about the new curriculum. We are very excited that we shall be embarking on the new National Curriculum using 'Cornerstones' Imaginative Learning Projects to inspire the children.
Integrated Topics
Our Imaginative Learning Projects this year are:
Autumn – 'Memory box'  &   'Dinosaur Planet'
Spring- 'Bright Lights, Big City' & 'Rio da Vida'
Summer- 'Wiggle and Crawl' & 'Beachcombers'

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Letters eg trips, events etc

We will be holding a 'Museum of Memories' on Monday 20th October to give the children an opportunity to show their work from this half term. W...

Home Learning

Dear Parents We are in urgent need of adult sized shoe boxes from this Monday 6th October as the children will be making their own 'Memory Box...

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Toys from the past

An interesting website showing toys from the Harris Museum. This will help childen gain an understanding and learn about the toys children played with.

Sounds and Hearing

Online worksheets and activities. There is a great program for using the computer to record and experiment with voices and sounds. Go to 'Science' then 'Sounds'. It is called 'Audacity' and is free to use.

Dance Mat

Improve your keyboard skills

Froggy Phonemes

Have a go at reinforcing their phonemes.

CBeebies Jack and the Beanstalk

Listen to the story of Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

As part of the Year 1 Curriculum, the children are asked to compare different versions of a traditional story. See if you can spot any differences.

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