Penguins - Y1
Welcome to Penguins
For nothing will be impossible with God
Luke 1 v37
Summer Term 1... Value: Joy
‘Learn to do right; seek justice for what is fair, rescue the oppressed,
speak up for the orphans and widows.’
On behalf of the staff and children of Year One, we would like
to extend a very warm welcome to our class page.
We hope that everyone has had a wonderful Easter break and we are looking forward to our new term and sunny days! We can't wait for the term ahead with lots of exciting adventures planned. We are going to be learning about Isambard Kingdom Brunel in Discovery, including a trip to Clifton Suspension Bridge. In science we will be investigating how plants grow, and in RE we will be considering what Christians believe God is like.
This section of our website will be used to provide a summary of
Year One's learning journey. It will also be used to share information
and post regular updates. Please look at out timetable for the new term. Scroll down to view our adventures!
Monday 17th April - First day back
Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th April - Parents Evening
Thursday 25th May - Trip to Clifton Suspension Bridge
Friday 26th May - Last day of term
More dates may be added through the term
Weekly Check List
Miss Blackwell is the year 1 class teacher. Mrs Wilkinson will be teaching year 1 on a Wednesday when Miss Blackwell has planning time.
Teaching Assistant - Miss King
PE Days - Wednesday and Thursday (Please come in school uniform, PE bags will be left in school for the half term and returned over the holidays)
PLEASE ALSO REMEMBER TO KEEP YOUR WELLINGTONS IN SCHOOL SO WE CAN GO OUT ONTO THE FIELD WHATEVER THE WEATHER
BOOK CHANGE - Reading books will be sent home each Friday. Please ensure that your child's reading record is in their bag every day and their reading book is in their bag to exchange on a Friday. Thank you.
Library Books - Changed on a Wednesday
Phonics Meeting Powerpoint
Our Learning Journey
This section of our class page will be used to provide you with an insight into our classroom and learning adventures.
Our Summer Term Adventures
The Circus is Coming to Town!
This term the circus came to visit St Mary's. We had a great time making a human pyramid and deciding who would be the table and who would be the legs! The next challenge is to get Miss Blackwell to join us in a pyramid.
Every Friday we do paired reading with a friend. We take it in turns to read and follow the text as we listen to our friend. We have practised it all week and we really enjoying reading with a friends showing them how fluent we have become.
Team Building Skills in PE
Penguins have loved our PE sessions this term. We are working on team building skills and we have certainly shown what a great team we are! Last week we were moving across the hall with a partner with a ball between our backs! This week we have managed to pass hoops around the circle without letting go of hands! We had so much fun working as a team to play parachute games. Great team work Penguins!
Our Autumn Term Adventures
A visit to St Marys Church - Weddings and Naming Ceremonies
We have been learning all about the community and how Naming Ceremonies and weddings help us belong to the church community. We enjoyed going over to the church to find out more about what happens in these services, the special meanings and the special items used. Thank you Reverend Joy for talking us through each part and showing us all the special items and places in the church.
We have learnt about what is special abour Remembrance Day. We have made Poppies out of paper, Lego and Numicom. We are so proud how well the children stood during the two minute silence reflecting on the past and the current war.
Guy Fawkes Celebrations with KS1
We had a wonderful day with Robins and Year 2 celebrating Guy Fawkes Day. We came to school in bright colours and carried out activities in our houses. We learnt about the history of Guy Fawkes, we danced to 'Firework' by Katy Perry, we learnt about firework safety, made different firework crafts using different medias, made bonfire biscuits and had a go at drawing Guy Fawkes!
Autumn Walk and Poem writing
We have been learning about our senses in Science along with the changes that are happening to our environment in Autumn. We went on a walk on our field. We have also enjoyed reciting and performing 'The Nut Tree' by Julia Donaldson. We hope you enjoy reading our Autumn Senses Poems.
The Nut Tree by Julia Donaldson. Can you perform it to your grown up?
Reading for Pleasure with our friends in Year 3
We ended our week with our friends from Year 3 visiting us to share books together. We loved listening to stories and reading them together while enjoying some autumn sun!
Science and Our Senses
We have loved exploring our five senses in science this term. We explored sight through playing spot the difference and guiding our friends around the field. It was scary not to have any sight at first but we decided we felt safe with our friends guiding and talking to us. To explore touch we had to predict what was inside the feely boxes and describe what we felt. We made some excellent predictions! Next we explored our hearing. We went outside and discussed what we could hear. Aeroplanes, chairs clanking, birds tweeting, the leaves rustling and even Mr Penny's Footsteps! We loved playing a game of what can you hear on the IWB. We used our phonics skills to write down our predictions. We cant wait to explore taste and smell next!