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 Year One

A very warm welcome to Year 1.

This year is very exciting as we have three Reception/Year 1 classes, Oak Class, Sycamore Class and Willow. These classes will be working very closely together and sharing many activities. Having a higher ratio of adults to children enables us to be more flexible with our planned activities and gives the children more diverse learning opportunities.
Oak Class:
Mrs. Muir is teaching the class Monday and Tuesday and Mrs. Govan is teaching Thursday and Friday. They will teach all day Wednesday on alternate weeks. Mrs. Madgwick will be the class teaching assistant in the mornings and Miss Matthews in the afternoons.

Sycamore Class:
Mrs. Rogers is teaching the class Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning and Mrs. Wilcock is Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday. Mrs. Rowe will be the class teaching assistant in the mornings and Mrs. Harwood in the afternoons.

Willow Class:
Mrs. Judge is teaching the class every day except Wednesday afternoons when Mrs. Hogan will be their class teacher. Miss Strange 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 are excited to be following the new ‘Come and See’ programme. This replaces ‘Here I am’ and has been developed in response to the needs of children today. To help guide them 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.
Integrated Topics
Our curriculum is enriched by our integrated topics. The Year 1 topics this year are:
Autumn – Moi!   &   Light Up
Spring- Through the Keyhole  &  How Does Your Garden Grow?
Summer- Toys
Visits this year will include a walk around our local area and a day at the Weald and Downland Museum.

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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.

Weald and Downland Museum

This is an opportunity to revisit the homes from the past that Year 1 visited on their trip.They can find out more information about homes from the past and what life was like at that time.

Science- Growing plants

Some interesting actitivies to do with Growing plants.

Dance Mat

Improve your keyboard skills

Grace Darling

As part of this term's topic Light Up we are reading the Lighthouse keeper stories.This is a very good website about a real lighthouse keeper and his very famous daughter.

Froggy Phonemes

Have a go at reinforcing their phonemes.

Christmas Story

A short animation about the Christmas story

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.

Sorting Materials

See what you have know about materials!

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