Year 1 2019-20

Welcome to Year 1
Mrs Kennedy - Class Teacher
The children have settled in well to Year 1 and are working really hard.
Weekly events
Monday   - Whole school Liturgy
                     Forest Schools
Tuesday   - Outdoor PE
Thursday - Music
Friday       - Indoor PE
                     Celebration Assembly
We used the story of Rosie's Walk to help us with our writing.
Home Learning
Home learning books are given out on a Monday, to be returned the following Monday. The homework book will generally contain the spelling list for the week, a writing practice sheet to help learn spellings and a maths activity. Please use the book to best suit the home learning of your child.
Alongside the home learning books your child will bring home a variety of reading material. At any time this may include, reading books, phonic sentences used in class to further develop decoding skills and flash cards. 
There is no expectation for the children to read all reading material at once. Ten minutes of reading daily will really support the reading learning that takes place in school.
Any questions please ask and thank you so much for your support at home.
Today (Fri 4 Oct) in PSHE, we were thinking about what makes our classroom a lovely place to learn. Some ideas were
  • A quiet and calm room
  • Fun activities outside and inside
  • Someone to help us
  • All our friends learning together
  • A tidy classroom
Monday 7th October
Making puppets for storytelling.
Monday 14th October
We started our poetry recitals today.
The aim is to develop pleasure in reading poetry and rhymes and to build up a short repertoire of rhymes that can be recited by heart.
When rehearsing in preparation for the performance please
  • support your child to speak clearly
  • teach them to pronounce words correctly
  • encourage them to look at the audience
And a special Irish song from Roseanna!
Roseanna is going to ask her daddy what the words mean.
This is a song Roseanna's daddy had to sing when they had VIP visitors in his school and it roughly translates to '1000 welcomes, important visitors'
Week beginning 14.10.19
The children really enjoyed discussing how they have grown and changed.
Self portraits
All the children are painting their self portrait. They have to use their sense of sight to observe their features carefully. Look at the detail in their eyes.
Can you recognise each child by their self portrait?
Every Thursday the children are very lucky to have music learning from Mrs Kernick. Here is a performance I was invited to today.
This week in RE we have been learning about Islam. The children should be able to talk about when and where muslims pray and explain some similarities and differences between Christianity and Islam, in the context of prayer.
We hope you enjoy our prayer mats. We used pastels to decorate them. Can you see a symbol of Islam on their prayer mat?
Autumn 2
Tuesday 5th November 2019
Trip to Oliver's Park
The children had a lovely time and were very well behaved.
First we did some mapwork. We had to identify the different areas of the play park.
Then they had great fun playing in the park.
Tomorrow we are going to write a recount of our trip and make some models of the play equipment. We will also extend our learning about maps and plans.